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September 25, 2020

Progress Texas: Sources Say Trump Will Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett For Supreme Court

Progress Texas releases the following statement in response to reports that Trump intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court vacancy. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a tireless advocate for equality,” said Wesley Story, communications manager at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas


September 25, 2020

Gina Calanni Campaign: State Rep. Gina Calanni Releases First TV Ad

On Friday, September 25th, State Representative Gina Calanni (D-Katy) released her first television ad as part of a six-figure television and digital buy to support her re-election campaign. Rep. Calanni released the following statement:

From Gina Calanni Campaign


September 25, 2020

Representative Erin Zwiener: Thanks Hays County For Working To Correct Inaccurate Hospitalization Count

In light of yesterday’s announcement from Hays County officials that they had drastically undercounted COVID-19 hospitalizations, Representative Erin Zwiener issued the following statement: “I am grateful that the County is taking the appropriate steps forward to amend this mistake,” said Rep. Zwiener. “I hope the county will learn from this, demonstrate steps they’ve taken to prevent future errors, and be more transparent and accessible to both local elected officials and the public at large.

From Representative Erin Zwiener


September 25, 2020

Jeff Whitfield Campaign: Public Education Leaders Releases Letter In Support Of Jeff Whitfield For House District 92

Today, more than 40 state education leaders, local education leaders, and current and former public educators expressed their support for Jeff Whitfield for Texas State House District 92.

From Jeff Whitfield Campaign


September 25, 2020

Travis Boldt Campaign: Brazoria County Texas Candidate Travis Boldt Releases New Television Ad

Travis Boldt, the Democratic nominee in Texas House District 29, has launched his first television commercial of the general election campaign. The ad, which begins running this weekend, is centered around Boldt’s experience running a small family business providing home healthcare “for those most in need.” Boldt, who prioritizes paying his workers over profits, notes that “times have gotten tough, our economy has suffered, and small businesses have really felt the burden.”

From Travis Boldt Campaign


September 25, 2020

Natali Hurtado Campaign: Texas House District 126 Candidate Natali Hurtado Launches New Television Ad

Natali Hurtado, the Democratic nominee in Texas House District 126, has released her first television commercial of the general election campaign. The ad, which begins running today, speaks to her personal experience as a young single mother working her way through college, saying “the deck felt stacked” against her.

From Natali Hurtado Campaign


September 25, 2020

Texas General Land Office: Reminds Coastal Texans: Hurricane Harvey Group Flood Insurance Policy To Expire October 24, 2020

Today the Texas General Land Office is reminding Texans who received federal assistance following Hurricane Harvey that Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) certificates are set to expire on Oct. 24, 2020. In order to remain compliant, a new flood insurance policy must be purchased by Nov. 23, 2020.

From Texas General Land Office


September 25, 2020

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Jones Hosts Virtual Town Hall On Investing In Jobs And Skills Training

On Thursday, San Antonio native and Iraq War veteran Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, hosted a virtual town hall on investing in advanced skills and vocational training programs to ensure South and West Texans have the opportunity to secure good-paying jobs.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign


September 25, 2020

Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation: Announces Fall 2020 Legislative Candidate Events

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced a series of fall 2020 nonpartisan For the Future candidate forums leading up to the November election. The forums will focus on issues impacting public education and feature candidates for the Texas Legislature.

From Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation


September 25, 2020

TDP: A Damning Report Shows Drug-Dealing State Rep. Lynn Stucky Is Also Associated With Missouri Sleep Away Camp Involved With The Sexual Abuse Of Children

Today, a bombshell report in the Quorum Report shows among other egregious actions, Republican State Representative Lynn Stucky has been a current board member of the Kanakuk Institute since 2002. The Kanakuk Institute runs Kanakuk Kamps, whose campers were known as “Kanakuk Klassic Kampers” (KKK) as Stucky served the board.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 25, 2020

Senator Bryan Hughes and Representative Jay Dean: Address Gregg County Democratic Primary Election Fraud

Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) today issued the following statement in conjunction with Representative Jay Dean (R- Longview) on the indictment of four defendants on charges related to election fraud in the 2018 Democratic primary race for Gregg County Commissioner for Precinct Four:

From Senator Bryan Hughes


September 25, 2020

Dallas Police Association: Raises Alarm On Anti-Police Views Of Texas House Candidate Lorenzo Sanchez

As attacks on law enforcement officers across the country continue, the Dallas Police Association (DPA) today called attention to shocking and dangerous anti-police views espoused by Democrat Lorenzo Sanchez and his campaign.

From Dallas Police Association


September 24, 2020

Texas State Teachers Association: Extend Virtual Learning Option Statewide

Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina released the following statement in response to the Texas Education Agency’s online waiver changes for selected counties: The state must stop tweaking waiver guidelines for selected counties during a dangerous health emergency and give every school district in Texas the authority to conduct only distance learning for the remainder of the fall semester without a funding penalty.

From Texas State Teachers Association


September 24, 2020

Texas Nurse Practitioners: Rep. Donna Howard Named TNP Nurse Practitioner Advocate Of The Year

Texas State Rep. Donna Howard of Austin was named the 2020 Texas Nurse Practitioners’ Advocate of the Year, an award given annually to an individual who has gone above and beyond in advocating for the profession and access to healthcare for Texans. Howard will receive the award on Friday, September 25, during TNP's 32nd Annual Fall Conference.

From Texas Nurse Practitioners


September 24, 2020

TDP: Statement On Governor Abbott’s Failed Distractionary Press Conference

“We see right through Greg Abbott’s pathetic attempt to hide his coronavirus failures. Governor Abbott and every Texas Republican are out of touch with the needs of everyday Texans and the real issues at stake. Whether we are white, black, or brown, Texans want a state and a country that lives up to its promise where everybody can breathe and be safe.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 24, 2020

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Endorses Jeff Cason For Election In HD 92

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Jeff Cason for election in House District 92, which covers part of Tarrant County. “TLRPAC supports candidates who understand what it takes to keep Texas’ economy strong and the need for a fair and efficient legal system to create opportunity for Texas families and businesses,” TLRPAC Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC


September 24, 2020

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Endorses Carrie Isaac For Election In HD 45

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Carrie Isaac for election in House District 45, which covers Blanco and Hays counties. “TLRPAC supports candidates who understand what it takes to keep Texas’ economy strong and the need for a fair and efficient legal system to create opportunity for Texas families and businesses,” TLRPAC Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC


September 24, 2020

TDP: 5 Questions Every Reporter Should Be Asking Ahead Of Abbott’s Pathetic Attempt To Sway The Conversation Away From His Failed Response To The Coronavirus

Today, Republican Governor Greg Abbott is set to host yet another pathetic and weak attempt to sway the conversation away from how Republicans at all levels of government have failed Texans during their response to the coronavirus crisis.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 24, 2020

Progress Texas: Texas Republicans Are Turning On Gov. Abbott

Today, a group of Texas Republicans composed of characters such as Texas GOP Chairman Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, and multiple members of the Texas Freedom Caucus filed a lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott because of his decision to extend early voting by one week to make voting safer during the coronavirus pandemic.

From Progress Texas


September 24, 2020

Phil Stephenson Campaign: Stephenson To File Bill Making Appraisal Review Boards County Elected Officials

State Representative Phil Stephenson (R) of House District 85 (south Fort Bend, Wharton, and Jackson counties) announced today that he plans to file legislation in the upcoming 87th Texas Legislature that would restructure dramatically how appraisal review boards (ARB) are chosen.

From Phil Stephenson Campaign


September 24, 2020

Houston Region Business Coalition: Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Joins HRBC To Inform Voters Ahead Of The November Election

Today, HRBC announced a six-figure, digital advertising campaign to promote its endorsed candidates and the importance of voting down ballot now that the straight-ticket option is no longer available in Texas.

From Houston Region Business Coalition


September 24, 2020

Tony Gonzales Campaign: Gov. Greg Abbott Endorses Tony Gonzales For Congress

Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Tony Gonzales for Congress in the 23rd district, citing his experience in defense, national security, and foreign policy. "I am proud to endorse Tony Gonzales for the U.S. House of Representatives," said Governor Abbott.

From Tony Gonzales Campaign


September 24, 2020

The University of Texas System: Jay Hartzell Named President Of The University Of Texas At Austin

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously voted Wednesday to name Jay Hartzell, Ph.D., the next president of UT Austin, effective immediately. Hartzell was named sole finalist for president last month.

From The University of Texas System


September 24, 2020

TDP: Announces Hasan Minhaj As A Special Guest At Annual Johnson-Jordan Dinner

Today, the Texas Democratic Party is proud to announce “Patriot Act” creator and host Hasan Minhaj as a special guest at our annual Johnson-Jordan Dinner taking place on Thursday September 24 at 6:30 PM CT.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 24, 2020

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Statement On The Texas Historical Commission Cenotaph Vote

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Historical Commission's vote to reject the proposal to move the Alamo Cenotaph outside the battle walls of the Alamo: "I want to thank the members of the Texas Historical Commission who made a critically important decision today to protect the history of our great state.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor


September 24, 2020

Representative Steve Toth: Pens Letter Of Non-Support To Governor Abbott

Monday morning, State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands/Conroe) penned a letter of non-support to Texas Governor Greg Abbott “Having exhausted every attempt at persuasion, I was left with no other decision than to withdraw my support of Governor Abbott” said Rep. Toth.

From Representative Steve Toth


September 22, 2020

Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee: Makes First Television & Digital Investment To Support State House Candidates

Today, the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee placed its initial investment in television and digital ads to support candidates running to flip the Texas House. In the coming days, ads will begin running in multiple districts across the state as part of a seven-figure communication effort in the final six weeks of the general election campaign.

From Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee


September 22, 2020

Drew Springer Campaign: Luther Flip-Flops On COVID-19 Shutdown

Today, Rep. Drew Springer (R - Muenster) called out his opponent, Shelley Luther, on her blatant hypocrisy in regards to the COVID-19 shutdowns. In March, Luther posted in a now deleted Facebook post that: “If some major cities are closing down buildings where large gatherings occur, then EVERY city should. The problem will not fix if some people are out and about, and some aren’t.”(1)

From Drew Springer Campaign


September 22, 2020

Texas Faculty Association: Urges Governor To Require Universities To Publicly Report COVID Cases On Campuses

The Texas Faculty Association (TFA) today urged Gov. Greg Abbott to use his emergency powers to order Texas colleges and universities to publicly report each week the numbers of positive COVID-19 tests and deaths among faculty, staff and students at each university campus or facility.

From Texas Faculty Association


September 22, 2020

League of Women Voters of Texas: Ramps Up Efforts On National Voter Registration Day

Today the League of Women Voters of Texas will celebrate National Voter Registration Day along with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. With a presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) a good day to kick off getting as many Texans registered as possible.

From League of Women Voters of Texas


September 22, 2020

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Releases Fourth TV Ad: ‘Protecting’

Today, San Antonio native and Iraq War veteran Gina Ortiz Jones launched her fourth TV ad in the race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. In “Protecting,” Jones explains how protecting our national security begins with protecting our families, schools, health care, and jobs here in South and West Texas.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign


September 22, 2020

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Retains Clearinghouse’s Student Tracker Premium Data Services

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide increasingly useful and actionable information and insight, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced today that the agency has retained Student Tracker Premium data services from the National Student Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) for summer 2020 through summer 2022.

From Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board