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Families Are Being Torn Apart in Our Own Backyard

June 12, 2018
The Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy is a gross violation of human rights and moral decency. And what’s worse? This horrifying treatment of children is happening in our own backyard.

Texas Anti-Abortion Group Misused Millions in State Grants, Faces Potential Criminal Charges

September 27, 2017
The millions this potentially criminal, anti-abortion group received is just the tip of iceberg. Under the leadership of Gov. Abbott, the state hands out millions more to other shady anti-abortion groups every year.
Carol Everett Heidi Group Anti-Abortion Texas

How Texas Can Actually Help Special Education Students

August 4, 2017
Hint: It's not private school vouchers.
Texas disabled students vouchers

The Importance of Planting Lightning Rods

July 28, 2017
The ACA wasn't saved overnight – it happened after seven months of sustained progressive resistance.
ACA Saved

These Women Legislators Advanced ‘Rape Kit’ Reform Through the Texas Legislature

June 2, 2017
Reps. Donna Howard and Victoria Neave accomplished real reform for sexual assault survivors in a tough legislative session.
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Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women

May 26, 2017
Amidst inaction in prioritizing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis this legislative session, The Afiya Center released a groundbreaking report on the state of Black women in Texas with a briefing at the Capitol.

Reproductive Freedom *Still* Under Attack in Texas

May 17, 2017
This session, Republicans in the Texas Legislature filed A TON of anti-abortion bills — 39 to be exact. That’s more restrictions they want to pile on top of the mountain of barriers already on the books.
Attacks on women's health care

4 Ways Progressives Are Fighting for Paid Leave for Texas Families

February 28, 2017
Texans deserve the security that comes with knowing they won’t lose their paychecks if they get sick, have a kid, or need to care for a family member.
Paid Leave Texas Legislature Bills

The Fight for Equal Pay in the Texas Legislature

February 21, 2017
The forces that drive the pay gap are complex — but the good news is that we know there are effective solutions out there, and progressives in the Texas legislature are fighting for them.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Texas legislature

The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.

The GOP Votes for Suffering

January 9, 2017
Congressional Republicans and their co-conspirators around the country are slobbering all over themselves at the prospect of repealing Obamacare.

Texas Progressives Move to Eliminate ‘Tampon Tax’ in 2017 Legislative Session

November 22, 2016
Bills take aim at gender equity by eliminating unfair sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
Tampon Tax Texas

Texas Hasn’t Raised the Minimum Wage in 7 Years. That's Pathetic.

July 29, 2016
It should go without saying: raising the minimum wage to a livable wage is long overdue.
Raise Minimum Wage Texas

Samantha Bee Takes Down Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Fake Clinics That Are All Over Texas

May 11, 2016
CPCs give the illusion of providing reproductive health services but do little besides deceiving and shaming women.
Samantha Bee CPC Texas

TransVisible Project Pushes Back Against GOP’s Misinformation Campaign

April 20, 2016
The TransVisible Project showcases portraits of trans Texans to combat misinformation and stereotypes.
Transvisible 2

Today is Equal Pay Day - But It's No Celebration in Texas

April 11, 2016
Women have to work nearly three and a half months longer for the same amount of pay
Equal Pay Day Texas

SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Conservative Activists and Upholds One Person, One Vote

April 4, 2016
Kids still count when deciding political district lines.
SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Conservative Activists and Upholds One Person, One Vote

Austin First City in the South to Adopt Fair Chance Policy for Workers

April 1, 2016
“I know we’re on the right side of this.”
Austin First City in the South to Adopt Fair Chance Policy for Workers

Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts

March 31, 2016
Today marks an important milestone in the fight against judicial obstruction in Texas.
Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts