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Special Session Might Be Known as "the Summer the Music Died"

July 19, 2017
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others are becoming the government equivalents of helicopter parents.

Texas Special Session, Explained

July 19, 2017
State 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.

Peeking in Putin’s Bathroom Window, or Will Greg Abbott Get Serious About Election Integrity?

July 17, 2017
Shrugging acceptance by Greg Abbott and other Republicans of Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election betrays their real voter suppression intentions.

Amid Maternal Death Crisis, Texas Reproductive Rights Coalition Condemns Governor Abbott’s Cruel Anti-Abortion Agenda

July 14, 2017
Texas reproductive rights and justice groups are united in the fight against the politicization of women’s access to reproductive health care.
Governor Abbott Reproductive Health Care Abortion Fight

Gov. Absent and the Curious Case of Stagnant Republican Voter Growth

July 13, 2017
This week Texas Governor Greg Abbott will announce his plans to run for re-election in Texas. He will have little to show for it.

Ted Cruz: "When I go back to Texas, nobody asks about Russia"

July 12, 2017
Ted Cruz claims no one in Texas cares about Trump’s shady Russia dealings. Our reaction?

5 Ways Texas GOP Will Try to Screw Texans Over During Governor Abbott’s Special Session

June 30, 2017
Governor Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature, putting the lives and rights of Texans on the line to score Republican primary points.
5 Ways Texas Republicans Will Try Screw Texans Over During Gov. Abbott’s Special Session

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
36 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

Was Legislative Session a Success?

June 5, 2017
GOP leaders showed they were eager to be hurtful.
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Call Gov. Abbott Today to Stop Attacks on Texans' Fundamental Rights

May 26, 2017
With regular session wrapping up on Monday, the slew of bad bills passed by Republicans are heading to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.
Call Greg Abbott Progress Texas number

Texas Senate GOP Sneak Vouchers Into Bipartisan School Finance Bill

May 23, 2017
Republicans in Texas Senate hijacked a bipartisan school finance reform bill to add a special education voucher program… and cut $1 billion from House’s plan.
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Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us

May 21, 2017
Trump is stuck with his narcissism, hollowness, greed and authoritarian ways.
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Ken Paxton’s Double Standard

May 12, 2017
Ken Paxton wants legal protections for himself that he’d deny everyone else in his argument for the constitutionality of SB4
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Texas Tea Party Extremists Are So "Pro-Life" They Block Maternal Mortality Bills

May 12, 2017
Add two bills aimed at addressing Texas’ third-world, maternal mortality rate to the list of life-saving bills they’ve killed this session. And ahead of Mother’s Day no less.
Texas Tea Party Freedom Caucus Pro-life Maternal Mortality

Watch This Texas Representative Take Down Tea Party Politicians for Hurting Hungry Children

May 11, 2017
“In the end, it ain’t power, it ain’t privilege that really defines us. It’s character. It’s kindness. It’s love.” - Rep. Helen Giddings
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Extremist Tea Partiers Traffic an Anti-Woman Agenda

May 11, 2017
All Republicans, their names are: Jonathan Stickland (Bedford), Matt Rinaldi (Irving), Matt Shaheen (Plano), Matt Schaeffer (Tyler), Kyle Biedermann (Frederickburg), and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington)
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ACLU Fights Back Against Texas GOP’s Racist ‘Papers Please’ Law

May 9, 2017
The ACLU issued a “travel advisory”, warning Americans across the country that their constitutional rights may be violated in Texas.
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