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Oppose Racially Drawn Texas District Maps

Hearing in House on October 4 ISSUE The Texas House Texas Representative district map made public on September 30, continues to reflect the racially discriminatory approach that the Texas legislature has followed in drawing recently issued Texas Senate and U.S. Congressional district maps. Black and Hispanic Texans make up two racial groups that, along with […]

Oppose Anti-Vaccination Legislation

ISSUE Employers and other entities are considering or have already instituted requirements that employees get vaccinated for COVID-19. However, several bills have been filed in the third called special legislative session to essentially nullify these requirements. A few also would not allow colleges and public schools to require that their students receive vaccinations to attend […]

Be Heard at a Redistricting Hearing

ISSUE Here are the next dates for public hearings on one of Texas’ most contentious issues: redistricting. Click below to see a clickable PDF of each date and more resources! The Committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony from experts and members of the public on the 2021 legislative redistricting process. These hearings […]

Don’t Let a School Mask Mandate Prohibition Become Law (HB 141) (update)

ISSUE Note: Updated to reflect that HB 141 has been referred to the House Public Education Committee. The Texas GOP is trying to put into law Greg Abbott’s current executive order regarding mask mandates. This bill is fodder for the far, far right-wing base. The data is clear–masks help stop the spread of COVID-19–and schools […]

Build a Grid, Not a Wall!

ISSUE Governor Abbott wants to pick up where Trump left off, building a pointless wall along our southern border. It would accomplish nothing useful, while also miring the state in legal challenges and damaging the natural environment. The wall would also be staggeringly expensive. At a time when our state faces serious problems with health […]

Support Medicaid Expansion in Texas

Written comments accepted until June 28 ISSUE While the 87th regular legislative session is over and Medicaid expansion did not get passed, we all have a chance to make our support for it known. Until June 28, Texas Health and Human Services is accepting comments during the state’s 1115 waiver extension application process. Every comment […]

Stop Attacks on Transgender Children! (SB 29) (4)

ISSUE SB 29 bans transgender children from participating in student athletics teams that match their gender identities, excluding them from the friendship, education, teamwork, and health benefits of playing a sport. Worse, it would allow anyone–coach, fan or player–to accuse and humiliate any child (especially girls) of not belonging, potentially leading to accused children being […]