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August 14, 2017Texas lawmakers - led by State Representative Helen Giddings (D- DeSoto) – denounced racism and terrorism in Charlottesville and called on Texas A&M University to block a white supremacist rally planned for September 11.
August 11, 2017This man is the author of Texas' latest abortion restriction. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
August 10, 2017Texas anti-abortion politicians passed a bill banning all insurance plans in Texas from covering abortion, forcing women to buy separate, more expensive, coverage or to pay out of pocket. But not without a fight lead by progressive women lawmakers.
August 1, 2017For Texas Rep. Shawn Thierry addressing the state's maternal death crisis is a personal issue – she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter.
July 24, 2017In a public hearing, State Sen. Charles Perry put the blame on Black women for Texas' maternal mortality crisis. Black women in Texas face the greatest risk of dying after childbirth — a rate nearly three times higher than that of white women.
July 19, 2017State lawmakers came back to the Capitol yesterday to take up Gov. Greg Abbott's twisted special session agenda. On the agenda - attacking the rights and lives of Texans. Again. So let's dive into what makes this session especially messed up.
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Marriage equality is the law of land, but the fight for LGBTQ equality in Texas isn’t over. In much of Texas today, it is totally legal to discriminate against gay and transgender people simply based on who they are. The right’s effort to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans — whether it’s under the false banner of “religious freedom” or any other guise — hasn’t let up, and neither will we.
Over the last four decades, Texas lawmakers have worked to turn back the clock on a woman’s right to access abortion care in our state — injecting their beliefs into our personal decisions. We are part of a movement to that is working to ensure that every Texas woman has the ability to make her own decisions about her health and her family.
There’s no shortage of bad behavior to keep in check here in Texas. From committing outright felonies, to misusing taxpayers dollars as their personal piggy banks, elected officials on the right are constantly up to no good. But no politician is above the law, so we’re holding em’ accountable.
The truth is what Texas Republicans have dubbed the “Texas Miracle” hasn’t reached many Texans. Too many working Texans have jobs that pay too little to support themselves or their families. From guaranteeing equal pay for equal work and paid family leave, to raising the minimum wage, we’re working to promote economic opportunity and mobility in our state.
Affordable Health Care
Health care is a right — every Texan deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, more Texans have gained access to health coverage than ever before. But 5 million Texans still don't have insurance, which means we still have a long, long way to go.
From voting rights and redistricting to marijuana reform and immigration, the fight for justice will inevitably end up in the courts. That's #WhyCourtsMatter, and why supporting movements for justice and standing up for communities of color is central to our work for fairness and opportunity.
Despite some politicians' convenient memory loss, immigration is at the core of America's identity. And Texas is often at the center of these policy debates. Trump’s border wall, local sanctuary city polices, travel bans, and immigrant rights – these issues directly affect Texans.
Texans must stand together in resistance to the hateful and dangerous agenda of Trump and the Texas GOP. There is a lot of work to do, so join the resistance today. Go to event or rally. Attend a town hall or call your representative. Your voice is needed.
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