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ICYMI NYT Op-Ed: Congresswoman Veronica Escobar: President Trump’s call for a wall is simplistic and misguided

Read piece here Austin, TX – In an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of El Paso, noted that Donald Trump’s obsession of building a wall has little to do with national security but is more about catering to a base that’s become increasingly nationalistic. As a Member of Congress … Continue reading »

Longest Shutdown in US Hitting Texan Families and Workers

As we head into the fifth week of the longest shutdown in US history, Texan communities are feeling its devastating effects. Low income residents, TSA workers, NASA employees, and small businesses are just some of the casualties of Trump’s irresponsible shutdown.   Below are links and excerpts to stories of the overwhelming impacts of the … Continue reading »

Rep. Filemon Vela, Border Advocates & Immigration Experts Respond to Trump’s Visit to McAllen, TX

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, border advocates and immigration experts gathered to discuss President Trump’s relentless rally for an unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Trump’s visit to McAllen, Texas today after pleading with the American public for wall funding on Tuesday night is just another tactic in his war on … Continue reading »

Mario Carrillo: Those from the Border Should Be Represented When We’re Talking About Wall

President Trump once again used fear and lies to make his case for the need of a wall on our country’s southern border during his address to the nation last night. In remarks that reeked of Stephen Miller’s hatred towards immigrants, Trump talked of a “security crisis” on the border, that frankly those who live … Continue reading »

Sen. John Cornyn Should Follow Lead From Texas’ Border Members of Congress and Vote “No” on “Border Wall”

All of Texas’ border delegation, including Republican Will Hurd, voted against Trump’s unnecessary wall Austin, TX –  Today, The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a vote on a spending package that will include $5.7 billion for a border wall, a bill that yesterday passed through the U.S. House. In Texas, every Member of … Continue reading »

Latino-Heavy Districts Break Big for Beto But Cruz Keeps Senate Seat

American Election Eve Poll shows Latino preferred O’Rourke over Cruz 74%-24% AUSTIN, TX – Higher voter turnout was reported all across Texas during this year’s midterm election, leading to an increase in Latino and suburban voters that broke heavily for Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke in his race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. Despite the high … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Ed Espinoza of Progress Texas

*** * Today, we’re publishing a very special election-eve episode of our podcast with Ed Espinoza, the Executive Director of Progress Texas, who spoke about new American voters in Texas, record early voting turnout, and the Senate campaign of Beto O’Rourke. (Interview begins at 4:45.) Early voting records have been set in states across the … Continue reading »

Steve King, the White Nationalist Ted Cruz Can’t Let Go

“Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior” wrote top House Republican Rep. Steve Stivers from Ohio this week in a tweet. Stivers is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Many Supporters Abandon White Nationalist Steve King, Sen. Ted Cruz Rides In To Offer King His Unqualified Support

Cruz called King to offer support after criticism that he runs with racists and Neo-Nazis AUSTIN, TX – Steve King (R-IA), an unabashed white nationalist and anti-immigrant congressman, has now lost national GOP support and corporate sponsors. His race has become much more competitive with only days to go until the election. Republicans have distanced … Continue reading »