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May 1, 2014

Demand Cornyn and Cruz Raise the Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Texas voters get what Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz don’t...
April 30, 2014

Cornyn and Cruz Rally to Defeat Minimum Wage

Republicans have just filibustered a proposed vote in the US Senate on raising the minimum wage. A proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has the support of a majority of US Senators, but the Republicans just invoked the filibuster to keep...
April 4, 2014

VIDEO - Cornyn and Cruz Must Nominate Diverse Judges

Following the release of our report on John Cornyn & Ted Cruz's judicial vacancy crisis , the two Senators have felt the pressure to put forward qualified nominees that represent the cultural diversity of Texas. The video clip below highlights some of...
April 2, 2014

John Cornyn & Ted Cruz Have a Judicial Vacancy Crisis

Progress Texas released a report with the Center for American Progress that highlights Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz's judicial vacancy crisis. The report, titled " Texas, Where are the Judges? " provides a comprehensive look at the process and problems...
December 19, 2013

Gregg Costa Nominated to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

President Obama has picked federal district court judge Gregg Costa to fill one of the emergency vacancies on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. From the Dallas Morning News : Ending a long drought for Texas judicial picks, President Obama has decided to...
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...
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...
July 31, 2012

Conservatives make the worst kind of history

Senate Republicans have filibustered confirmation of Robert Bacharach, the nominee for the empty seat on the 10 th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert Bacharach passed out of the Judiciary Committee with “ virtually unanimous support .” Oklahoma senators...
July 26, 2012

TFJ: Holding Out for Conservative Judges Hurts Texans

Texas courts are in a state of emergency and our U.S. Senators are playing political games at our expense. The Austin Chronicle lays out the problem clearly : When federal District Judge Sam Sparks in early May set a trial date for Mike and Steve Yassine...
June 25, 2012

Background, Solution on Thurmond Rule

Some quick background on what is going on in the U.S. Senate and how conservatives are putting partisan politics ahead of actual solutions. Then, some ways you can continue to make a difference. Background Conservative Senate leadership has decided to...
June 8, 2012

Our Courts Are In "Jeopardy"

Earlier this month Alex Trebek asked the following question on Jeopardy: “Of these 874 federal government jobs, 85 are vacant, some for over five years.” If you have been keeping up with the Texans for a Fair Judiciary, you may have guessed - "What are...
March 28, 2012

The Fight Is Not Over

A few weeks ago we reported that a major deal was stuck in the U.S. Senate to bypass political gridlock and fill judicial vacancies and emergencies across the country as a result of actions by Texans like you. Of the 14 judges that will be named by the...