Texas Democrat Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez focuses on local crime and increased community trust by ending 287(g)
“People understand that we first should focus on local priorities… We were spending over 675K staffing (287(g)), we can now redeploy those resources to fight local public safety issues” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez [MSNBC, February 2017]
Texas Democrats on Trump’s Mass Deportation Orders
A mere traffic offense could rip parents away from their children if Trump Republicans get their way. This does nothing to fix a broken immigration system. Texas families know this is a nightmare not the American Dream we have all fought for.
AP: Trump Drafting Plans for Deportation Force/ Texas Democrats call on Governor Abbott to act.
Governor Abbott, silence is complicit. You must tell Texas families right now that the State of Texas will not allow its National Guard Troops to be drafted into Trump’s Mass Deportation Force.
Texas Senate Committee Pushes Abbott’s Articles of Confederation
The economy under Imperial Gov. Greg Abbott has plummeted from 3rd to 21st, the President could be compromised by Russia, and children are dying in Abbott’s foster care system, but the Senate has the time to discuss ripping apart the U.S. Constitution.
DMN Editorial: Trump's Russia problem imperils his presidency, and undermines faith in America
The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board says: “...what we need now affirmative proof that the president of the United States has not been compromised by Russia.”
Shot/Chaser: Dan Patrick’s Billion Dollar Border Fantasy
A KVUE Defenders investigation says, “We have to ask: is feeling safer worth our money, even if the reality isn’t proven?”
Bigger than Watergate: Texas Democrats on Trump-Russia Scandal
The integrity of American democracy and the independence of the White House from foreign puppet masters is at stake. Now is a time for patriots to put their country first.
ACA Repeal: 272,000 Texans’ Access to Critical Behavioral Health Services Care Will Be Ripped Away
In the Lone Star State, 2.55 million Texans would lose health coverage, including 272,069 Texans suffering from mental illness or substance use disorder who will lose critical mental health services made available by the ACA.
Texas Senate Republicans Vote for Trump’s Deportation Force Bill, S.B.4
Texas Senate Democrats mounted a passionate six hour debate. Democrats offered dozens of amendments designed to put public safety over Donald Trump’s campaign promises, and they were denied on party-line votes. All Texas Democrats voted against the bill.
Texans on John Cornyn & Ted Cruz’s Vote For Betsy DeVos
Texans from across our great state issued the following statements.