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January 19, 2018 / Media, Press

What are Greg Abbott’s plans for Confederate Heroes Day?

It is 2018 and today is Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. Despite numerous attempts to put this offensive and controversial holiday in the history books, it is still recognized and championed by state Republican leaders. State employees can choose to take the day off, putting confederate traitors on the same level of importance as the founders of our country, presidents, and veterans.

January 16, 2018 / Media, Press

Texas Democrats on Gov. Greg Abbott’s Tax Smokescreen

Austin, TX -- Today, Republican Governor Greg Abbott recycled a piece of property tax reform that would limit local school districts’ and cities’ ability “to fix potholes, provide public safety, maintain infrastructure and educate students.” [Dallas News, January 16, 2018]

January 16, 2018 / Media, Press

UPDATE: Texas Democrats on Supreme Court Decision

Austin, TX-- Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to take up Perez V. Abbott. The case stems from Texas Republicans violating the Voting Rights Act over the past decade in the drawing of state legislative and congressional maps.

January 11, 2018 / Media, Press

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick & AG Ken Paxton Target San Antonio Police Chief

Austin, TX -- Yesterday, Trump Republican Lt. Gov Dan Patrick called for a state investigation of the San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus under the unconstitutional and hateful “show-me-your-papers” bill, SB4. Patrick criticized local law enforcement for protecting human trafficking victims, making sure they received care from Catholic Charities rather than detaining them as criminals for deportation by Trump’s administration.

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