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Saving lives is the main political mission

June 5, 2018
Health care. Education. Jobs. Honest government. Don’t starve the kids or leave them targets of madmen with guns. Don’t abandon pregnant women. Treat all humans with dignity and respect.

2018 May Be the Beginning of "Sooner" for Texas Democrats

June 5, 2018
The 2018 general election is, above all else, a referendum on the future of democracy — or whether American democracy even has a future.
2018 May Be the Beginning of "Sooner" for Texas Democrats

Why the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Matters in Texas

June 4, 2018
Texas has no statewide law that explicitly protects LGBTQ Texans from discrimination — and Texas Republicans have a history of using religion as a weapon to discriminate.
Why the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Matters in Texas

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

Texas House Democrats Filed 15+ Gun Reform Bills, GOP Only Passed One

May 22, 2018
Progressives in the Texas Legislature have led in proposing common sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic occurring in Texas and across the nation.
Texas gun reform action

When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

May 21, 2018
The leadership in Texas and the nation is paralyzed, afraid to raise taxes to build the necessary transportation infrastructure.
When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy

Blake Farenthold, Greg Abbott and the mess in Texas’ 27th Congressional District

May 9, 2018
WTF Explainer: Let’s try and clear up what the heck is happening in CD 27
WTF CD 27 Explainer

Honoring African American Leaders of the Texas Legislature

February 27, 2018
Honoring African American leaders of the Texas Legislature — progressive champions who fight for Texans year in and year out. Watch as they stand up for voting rights, LGBTQ equality, healthcare, and against racism and white supremacy this past legislative session. #BlackHistoryMonth
Senfronia Thompson

How will Speaker Joe Straus' Retirement Affect Texas Politics?

October 27, 2017
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says he will not seek re-election. What will that mean for the Texas Legislature? As Straus blocked some of the more bigoted agenda items of the Republican party including the transphobic 'bathroom bill.'
Joe Straus

Women’s Reproductive Rights Thrown Under Bus (Again) in Gov. Abbott’s Special Session

August 16, 2017
In a legislature still dominated by men, women's rights got steamrolled. Three of the 12 bills passed during the special legislative session involve restricting Texas women’s right to access abortion.

Texas Politicians Pass Cruel Bill Effectively Banning Insurance Coverage of Abortion

August 10, 2017
The ban will force women to buy separate, more expensive, coverage. And it passed. But not without a fight lead by progressive women lawmakers.

How Texas Can Actually Help Special Education Students

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

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
Dan Patrick

Special Session Might Be Known as "the Summer the Music Died"

July 19, 2017
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others are becoming the government equivalents of helicopter parents.

5 Ways Texas GOP Will Try to Screw Texans Over During Governor Abbott’s Special Session

June 30, 2017
Governor Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature, putting the lives and rights of Texans on the line to score Republican primary points.
5 Ways Texas Republicans Will Try Screw Texans Over During Gov. Abbott’s Special Session

Abbott's Pick-Up Sticks Play Politics with Special Session

June 27, 2017
Outnumbered Democrats are valiantly trying to remind them that there’s a future coming that the state is woefully unprepared to meet.
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