Austin, TX -- Earlier this month, a key GOP advisor to Dan Patrick and Greg Abbott registered a political action committee named “Boats 'N Hoes PAC.” [San Antonio Express-News, 4/16/14]
Texas Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Lisa Paul released the following statement:
“Texas Republicans say they want to reach out to women, to be more inclusive, but actions like this reinforce a pattern of disrespect. There’s no defending the use of a derogatory and offensive term like ‘hoes’. How can women possibly take the GOP rebranding effort seriously? Their consistent contempt towards women is simply unforgivable.”
Texas Democrats Mourn the Passing of State Democratic Executive Committeewoman Mary Edwards
Edwards worked for Texas State Representative Lon Burnam for 18 years, served on the executive board of the Tarrant County Central Labor Council, and was an active member of the Tarrant County Democratic Party and Texas Democratic Party.
Texas Democrats Stand for Proven Educational Initiatives, Not Voucher Gimmicks
Private school voucher proposals, by any name or form, are unproven, ineffective, and wasteful.
House Budget Leaders Announce Additional Funding For Neighborhood Schools
Today, Texas House Public Education Committee Chair Jimmie Don Aycock, announced House budget writers have reached a deal to propose allocating an additional $800 million to public education.