Hard-to-meet voter ID standards, restrictive voter suppression rules, some of the most extreme gerrymandering in the nation – all have been employed by Republicans to build a wall against voters they assume will oppose them.
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about Trump's latest executive order to have U.S. Departments share citizenship data, instead of adding a question to the 2020 census.
Texas Democratic Party Legislative Affairs Director Glen Maxey joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the latest case against the Affordable Care Act and how it may negatively impact Texans' health care coverage.
Every Texan should be counted in the 2020 census, but conservatives prefer to harm Texas’ federal funding and representation in Congress in an attempt to intimidate immigrant families from participating.
Ed Scruggs, board member and spokesperson for Texas Gun Sense, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the state of Virginia's plan for gun reform after a tragic event, and what policies could provide solutions.
Our Advocacy Director, Sam Robles, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the necessity of getting the Paid Sick Leave legislation passed in support of the decisions that cities, like Austin, have already made.
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