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August 27, 2012

New HISD school bond proposal will benefit all

Good news for HISD students, teachers, and parents alike! Last Tuesday night, board members voted nearly unanimously to add a historic bond proposal to the general election ballot in November. The $1.89 billion package is the largest in Texas history, and...
August 16, 2012

9 TX Republicans, Last 3 TX Democrats Leave ALEC (Updated)

Ed. note - This post has been reflected to note that Sen. Deuell was never a member of ALEC, and therefore did not recently leave. Please see our explanation on this update at the end of this post. This year, we have worked to expose ALEC in Texas. You've...
August 14, 2012

The Impact of the Romney/Ryan Budget in Texas

Key point : The Romney/Ryan budget amounts to a massive redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the already-rich. Most notably, the Romney/Ryan budget would allow Mitt Romney to pay next to nothing in taxes - according to Mitt Romney - while...
August 11, 2012

12 Things You Should Know About VP Candidate Paul Ryan

This blog was originally posted on Think Progress . Mitt Romney has picked as his running mate 42 year-old Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), the architect of the GOP budget, which the New York Times has described as “ the most extreme budget plan...
August 3, 2012

Our Work On Judicial Nominations Pays Off

Before you check out for the weekend we wanted to make sure you saw this BIG news about how your work has a lasting effect. U.S. District Court Judge Gregg Costa made a ruling yesterday protecting civic groups’ right to engage and register Texas voters...
August 2, 2012

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence

Since the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado just 13 days ago, 455 Americans have been murdered with guns . While the media continues to analyze every possible motive of the gunman in Aurora, our elected officials continue to ignore the the real issue -...