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November 16, 2020

Let’s keep these innovations in our elections

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. If you make voting easier, more folks will vote. That shouldn’t be a forehead-slapping, eureka-producing insight. What took us so long to figure it out? Voters...
February 27, 2020
VotingRights

Black Texans advocating for the voting rights of all

Royce Brooks, Annie's List “I've been in the political and policy spaces for almost 20 years. And in my experience, I've found that you, or your campaign, or your coalition, won't make lasting change without championing accessibility, diversity, and...
November 8, 2018
Election 2018

10 wins for progressives in 2018

1. Voter Turnout Texas registered voters turned out at a rate of 53 percent for the 2018 midterm , surpassing some Presidential election years and coming close to eclipsing 2016 numbers. Issues like health care, immigration, #MeToo, and equality also...
October 31, 2018
Polls

10 things to know at the polls

Voting is our right, and it’s important to know your rights as a voter so you can advocate for yourself and others at the polls. 1. If the address on your ID does not match the address you’re registered under… The address on your ID does NOT have to match...
October 16, 2018
What could've been said.

O’Rourke was right to speak out on racism

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. What is just as persistent as the river of racism that courses through American history? The denial of racism. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts...