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July 24, 2014

Texas Does Not Have Standardized Students

Katie Plemmons is a young teacher from Del Valle ISD. She works 50-60 hour weeks, spending money out of her pocket for classroom supplies. And in a wonderful opinion piece, she articulates the challenges of being a teacher in Texas. From her op-ed, titled...
June 6, 2014

Jon Stewart Drops Truth Bomb on Open Carry Texas

Last night, Jon Stewart spent almost his entire show (three separate segments) tearing into Open Carry Texas - a Texas gun rights organization gaining national attention bringing assault weapons into public restaurants and stores. The NRA originally...
May 1, 2014

Demand Cornyn and Cruz Raise the Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Texas voters get what Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz don’t...
January 28, 2014

An Open Letter from Wendy Davis's Daughters

We shared with you some of the worst things conservatives have said about Wendy Davis . We thought you might also enjoy reading some of the best things anyone has said about her, too. Below are open letters from Wendy's daughters, Dru and Amber, about...
January 21, 2014

Top Ten Worst Comments by Conservatives About Wendy Davis

When it comes to women in politics, conservatives just can't help themselves. And when it comes to Wendy Davis, well that really gets their predatory blood boiling. For whatever the reason, sexism and misogyny have become the norm for the most vocal...
January 15, 2014

Momentum: Today Show Profiles Wendy Davis Life Story

Senator Wendy Davis' momentum continued this morning with an incredible feature on the Today show. Senator Davis shared her life story, revisited the trailer park where she lived early in her life and talked about the opportunities she wants to guarantee...
December 18, 2013

More Teachers Leave Texas Schools Than Are Hired

Maybe this is why Greg Abbott refuses to answer questions about Texas' public schools. For the first time in Texas' history, more teachers left Texas' schools in 2011-2012 than were hired. This occurred at the same time that enrollment increased and Texas...
December 12, 2013

Top Ten Texas News Stories of 2013

In addition to the top ten worst Texans of 2013 , here's a look at the top ten news stories of 2013 - all of which we were proud to work on and impact throughout the year. Help us keep up the fight in 201 Tea Party Upset the IRS Makes Them Play by the...
October 22, 2013

Progress Texas 2013 Constitutional Ballot Guide

Download our ballot guide today! Voting is our right, but it’s not one that Texans exercise nearly enough. In the last three constitutional amendment elections in Texas - 2007, 2009, and 2011 - only 5-8% of registered voters cast their ballots. That’s (...
October 1, 2013

Why Your Crazy Uncle is Wrong About the Shutdown

Everyone has friends and family members who love to debate politics even though they have no clue what they are talking about. Whether it’s your crazy Tea Party uncle, an obnoxious co-worker, or Senator Ted Cruz, some people just need to stop talking. The...
September 3, 2013

Strong Grassroots Fundraising for Wendy Davis

A new report released by Texans for Public Justice shows that Wendy Davis has raised $1.3 million since May 22nd - almost 50% from donations of $100 or less. Here is the report: Capitalizing on national publicity surrounding her abortion - bill filibuster...
August 26, 2013

New York Times Profiles Workers Defense Project

Our partners at the Workers Defense Project were recently profiled in a fantastic piece by the New York Times . Workers Defense Project is a statewide, membership-based organization that empowers low-wage workers to organize for better working conditions...
August 13, 2013

Results of gmail tabs on open rates

Earlier this summer Gmail launched their newest inbox feature - tabs. This new layout allows users to automatically filter incoming emails into various groups like Primary, Social, and Promotions. Similar to tabbed folders in a file cabinet. For users who...
June 26, 2013

Wendy Davis Wins One For Progress

In Texas we do things big, and yesterday the nation saw State Senator Wendy Davis stand up for progress in a big way. Her 11-hour filibuster led the way in running out the clock to end the special legislative session and with it Senate Bill 5, which could...