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2012 Election

November 7, 2012

Big Night for Obama AND Texas Progressives

You failed, Mitch. Last night, thanks to over 59 million Americans, you and your supporters bet against America and lost. With four more years of President Obama in office, our future is in better hands and we create the opportunities every generation...
November 5, 2012

Top 5 Problems to Look for AND Report on Election Day

As you make your way to the polls on Election Day, make sure to not only be informed on the issues, but also aware of potential problems you or others might experience. Here is a list of the Top 5 most common issues and how you can report the problem...
November 5, 2012

When you Go Vote be ready to #VideoTheVote

Help keep watch on democracy this election. If you encounter any problems, or see others encountering problems, be prepared to use your smart phone to document exactly what is happening and then share that content on your YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or...
November 2, 2012

Dumbest Super PAC Ad of 2012

In the final days of the Presidential campaign, things are just getting down right strange. Yesterday, Talking Points Memo reported of a last minute TV buy by a Super PAC called the Empower Citizen Network. The ad calls on African Americans to vote...
October 25, 2012

Yes on Travis County's Proposition 1!

The battle over Travis County’s Proposition 1, which would help to support a new medical center in Austin, has become fierce. Here, we lay out why voting yes for Proposition 1 is a good thing for Austin and Texas. First of all, Proposition 1 does not go...
October 24, 2012

Get Out The Vote In Texas - Make Calls Today

Now that early vote has begun, we need your help getting out the vote here in Texas. Make a difference by calling unlikely voters in Texas and encourage them to join you and me and the millions of Texans who make their voice heard every election. They won...
October 16, 2012

Watch The Presidential Debate With Us!

Join us TONIGHT for a Presidential Debate Watch Party hosted in partnership with the University Democrats on the University of Texas at Austin Campus. The event is free and we will be providing pizza and drinks. Presidential Debate Watch Party Hosted in...
October 10, 2012

Mark Shelton Opposes Ending Rape Kit Backlog

Texas Tea Party Republican Mark Shelton is running for State Senate against Democrat Wendy Davis in SD-10. Rep. Shelton is one of the most extreme Republicans in the Legislature, going so far as to be one of only 8 Democrats or Republicans in the entire...
October 8, 2012

Reminder: Voter Registration Ends on Tuesday!

As a friendly reminder, the deadline to register to vote is this Tuesday, October 9. If you haven't submitted your registration by that day, you won't be able to vote in November's election and you won't have your say in this election. If you don't know...
October 4, 2012

First Presidential Debate: Recapping Romney's Lies

Last night in Colorado, the presidential debate exemplified some of Romney’s most eloquent and extensive lies to date. From Medicare to his tax plan to his approach to health care, it seemed like Mitt Romney completely reinvented himself - again - without...
October 3, 2012

First Presidential Debate Tonight!

Following on the heels of last night’s tense Belo Debate in which Texas Senate candidates Paul Sadler (D) and Ted Cruz (R) traded blows about everything from federal spending to whether Cruz believes Obama isn’t American (he never answered), tonight is...
October 3, 2012

Ted Cruz's Conspiracy Theories on the Affordable Care Act

During last night's Texas Senate debate, Republican nominee Ted Cruz expressed some truly out-there conspiracy theories about the Affordable Care Act - namely that it's a slippery slope law towards socialized medicine, and that a law nearly 80 years in...
September 26, 2012

Getting our courts in the debate #TFJAction

On October 2, WFAA-TV in Dallas is hosting a debate between Texas U.S. Senate candidates Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Paul Sadler. We are encouraging the moderators to ask what Cruz and Sadler plan to do about the judicial vacancies in Texas. We want...
September 18, 2012

Romney Speaks His Mind, Backlash Ensues

Yesterday afternoon, Mother Jones leaked several explosive videos of Romney discussing his uncensored thoughts on the American people and voters who support President Obama at a private $50,000-a-plate fundraiser. The fundraiser was hosted by...
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 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...