“Today we celebrate not only Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life but the expectations he set for America. Dr. King dreamed of a society that respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people, regardless of color or creed, gender or ethnicity.
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.
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.
SHOT 2015: Dan Patrick doesn't even want to be in the same sentence as Donald Trump, “There is no comparison between Donald Trump and me.” CHASER 2018: Dan Patrick thinks Trump is the best thing since sliced bread.
Austin, TX -- As reported by Peggy Fikac, Gov. Greg Abbott's appointments have collectively donated over 14 million dollars to his campaign war chest since 2001. Also, “despite pleas for more diversity and less of a big-money presence, Gov. Greg Abbott's appointments to state boards and commissions remain largely Anglo men…” [Houston Chronicle, January 5, 2018]
Texas Democrats join Arlington NAACP in challenging Greg Abbott’s Appointment as Grand Marshal in MLK Day Parade
Austin, TX -- Gov. Greg Abbott has a long record of attacking the Voting Rights Act and the representation of African Americans in Texas. The Arlington NAACP is fighting back saying his appointment as the honorary grand marshal in this year’s Tarrant County MLK Parade is an insult to Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.