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May 22, 2017Watch Rep. Senfronia Thompson call out the Texas GOP's discriminatory bill for what it is: a separate but equal bathroom bill targeting vulnerable transgender kids."Bathrooms divided us and they divide us now...separate but equal is not equal at all."
May 17, 2017This session, Republicans in the Texas Legislature filed A TON of anti-abortion bills — 39 to be exact. That’s more restrictions they want to pile on top of the mountain of barriers already on the books.
May 16, 2017As part of a larger effort to insert religious refusal provisions into uncontroversial, state agency review bills, Republicans in the Texas House passed an amendment that would allow for discrimination against LGBTQ Texans seeking legal assistance.
May 12, 2017During a debate on 1 of the 39 anti-abortion bills Texas GOP lawmakers proposed this session, State Representative Carol Alvarado called out their anti-abortion agenda for what it is.
May 10, 2017Texas Senate Republicans passed a bill that would license for-profit, immigrant family detention centers as child care facilities. Democrats railed against Senate Bill 1018, which would allow lower standards in order to license these "baby jails." The bill was written by GEO Group, the nation's second largest for-profit prison company.
May 9, 2017Texas legislators and survivors of sexual assault are working to bring an end to sexual assault on college campuses throughout the state.X
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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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