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October 19, 2018
Immigration facts

10 critical facts on immigration

Between President Donald Trump’s family separation policy, ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and his attacks on communities of color, immigration is shaping up to be a crucial issue in the midterm elections. Before we head...
October 11, 2018

Texas laws punish young women seeking abortion care

This blog was originally created by Jane’s Due Process One of the most frequent questions I was asked when I ran the hotline at Jane’s Due Process was, “How long is this going to take?” A scared teenage voice would falter at the other end of the line, her...
October 11, 2018
ICE Fakes Court Dates

ICE agents caught lying to immigrant families

We are having a crisis of conscience. Americans have watched with horror as immigrant families were torn apart at our southern border, but the inhumanity has only continued as ICE agents are bait and switching court dates . Immigration and Customs...
October 11, 2018
Health care

Trump blocks funding for Texans’ health care

Why are conservatives hell-bent on keeping Americans from accessing health insurance? It is being reported that the Trump administration has eliminated millions of dollars in funding for programs to help Americans, especially low-income Americans, sign-up...
October 3, 2018
NRA Contributions

More Money, More Problems

Texas elected officials receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from the National Rifle Association and their allies in the gun industry. As a result, our representatives have consistently voted against common sense gun reform that could save lives. It...
October 3, 2018
Texas health care facts

5 Facts on Texas health care

The 2018 Midterm elections will determine the balance of health insurance protections for millions of Americans, but first, let’s get down to the facts: Here are the top 5 facts about health care in Texas. Nationally, one out of every four children have a...
September 25, 2018
Medicaid approval with residents is at 60 percent

Texans support Medicaid access

A recent study from the Texas Medical Center revealed that more 60 percent of Texans believe the state would be healthier if more people had access to Medicaid. This comes after a poll this summer showed “64 percent of Texans feel like the state isn’t...
September 18, 2018
Republicans are more concerned with illegally separating immigrant families than helping hurricane victims rebuild.

Slashing FEMA to separate families

As the effects of Hurricane season begin to unfold and many Texans are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Republicans are slashing funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This crucial relief funding, to the tune...
September 18, 2018
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality healthcare.

Trust Women, Not Republican Tricks

Imagine you’re in desperate need of a doctor and after checking into a clinic, you realize you’ve been tricked. This is not a clinic, and the employees are not doctors. For many women across the state of Texas, this isn’t a hypothetical. It’s the harsh...