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2022 is THE Year for Voting Rights Legislation

Toplines: A lack of federally standardized election laws has allowed voter suppression legislation to sweep the nation. The family of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling for "no celebration" of MLK Day without the passage of federal voting rights legislation. Senate Democrats are attempting a...

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September 13, 2012

New Report Lays Out 10 Ways To Rebuild the Middle Class

Progress States Network and over 20 other organizations have released a fantastic new report this morning - “10 Ways to Rebuild the Middle Class for Hard Working Americans: Making Work Pay in the 21st Century.” Here is their statement regarding the...
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...