Austin, TX -- Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s Republican Senate begins committee hearings on legislation targeting public schools, maternal mortality, abortion access, and the rights of transgender Texans.
Gov. Greg Abbott made his first reelection visit to the Valley last week and the Latino families of South Texas were also greeted by Abbott’s friends, the so-called Texas state militia, “a private group that has patrolled the state’s border with Mexico.”
Democratic Senate contender and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) has raised $2.1 million in the first quarter of his grassroots campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, with none of the contributions coming from PACs or corporate donors.
The Texas Democratic Party issued a formal request for the release of all communications between the State of Texas and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, to be produced by the close of business on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
This week, the Texas Democratic Party, Latino and African American elected officials, civil rights organizations, and concerned Texans will take the Texas Republicans' discriminatory 2013 election maps to trial.