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March 7, 2013

Forever Governor

Governor Rick Perry's still got game. A poll released by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune shows that Texans support Perry over Attorney General Greg Abbott for governor in 2014. Perry has said that he has a deal with Abbott: the attorney general...
March 6, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz Filibuster Caitlin Halligan

Over the past week, you have called, messaged, and made your voice heard. We asked you to urge Senators Cornyn and Cruz to support Caitlin Halligan . Sadly, our Senators put party politics ahead of the people of Texas. The U.S. Senate failed to reach...
March 4, 2013

A Majority of Texans Want Medicaid Expansion

A recent survey conducted by the Texas Hospital Association (THA) shows that 59% of Texans are in favor of the Medicaid expansion once they know all of the benefits that come along with accepting these federal funds. From a press release from the THA: “...
March 1, 2013

Justice Scalia Calls Voting Rights "Racial Entitlement"

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the first oral arguments of Shelby County v. Holder. Some believe signs point to the court gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 5 requires nine states, mainly located in the South, to get...
February 28, 2013

The Most Inclusive VAWA Ever Drafted Passes!

With a 286 to 138 vote , the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed in the US House of Representatives. The bill is now on its way to President Obama's desk. The VAWA includes provisions that would protect Native American women living on...