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CHAIRMAN’S MEMO: Texas Republicans’ State House Plan

Friends, Around 3:30 AM Wednesday, after a 16-hour debate, Texas Republicans pushed through their state House redistricting map on a vote of 83-63. Redistricting is a complex process that requires careful attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of the law. That is not what we saw from Texas Republicans, who abused the legislative process at every …

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How to Testify in the Texas House Redistricting Committee

On Monday, October 4, 2021, the Texas House Redistricting Committee will convene for a hearing on the initial proposed Texas House map. Click here to view the official hearing notice. Members of the public are invited and welcome to testify in hearings of the Texas House Redistricting Committee to advocate for their communities, and give …

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House Dems Fight Back Against Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill

On April 15, the Texas House debated House Bill 1927 — the Republican’s permitless carry legislation that would render licensing and training requirements for firearm ownership obsolete.  Democratic Representatives, led by Members of the El Paso delegation, fought hard against the bill and to add common-sense amendments to the legislation that would keep Texans safe. …

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Democratic Representatives Fight Down Hateful Anti-Trans Amendment on House Floor

On April 14, Republican Rep. Bryan Slaton proposed yet another amendment targeting transgender children and their families by attempting to prevent the state from including puberty delaying prescriptions in drug cost-effectiveness programs. Democratic Representatives, led by Members of the Texas LGBTQ Caucus, successfully encouraged the House to vote down the amendment by a series of …

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