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News from the progressive movement around Texas. It's brought to you by our 2021 Members, who make everything we do possible. Click here to become a part of the team!

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During this week’s OR Texas statewide broadcast, we heard from leaders and activists from around the state. Our first speaker was Austin City Councilman Greg Casar speaking to us about Homes Not Handcuffs. “Jail is not the solution to homelessness. Better housing and care -- solving the issues that make people homeless in the first place -- is the solution to homelessness.” Casar, OR Texas, and other local organizations are fighting Austin’s Prop B, which will recriminalize homelessness in Austin. Click here to fight for housing as a human right.

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Rep. James Talarico of Williamson County, near Austin, joined his first OR broadcast to announce his plan to raise Texas teachers’ minimum salary to $70,000. “In the wealthiest country on Earth, an educator should not have to work two jobs just to keep the lights on. We talk a big game about teachers being heroes -- it’s time we pay them like heroes.” Click here to sign our newest and most comprehensive petition demanding education for all. 

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We also heard from Ananda Tomas with Fix SAPD (San Antonio Police Department). We discussed how to improve police accountability via ballot measures, such as the one up for a vote in San Antonio on May 1st. She explained that certain ordinances in city codes allow police contracts to be above the law and the will of the people. Click here to demand police accountability.

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Joseph Say, our local leader of the OR Brazoria near Pearland, gave an impassioned speech this week at a Stop Asian Hate Vigil in Houston. He spoke about combating white supremacy and rejecting hate. “I didn’t write anything down, because I speak from the heart. And my heart is hurting right now for my community.” He continued by saying, “Social justice is our work too.” Click here to listen to his full speech. 

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Our movement is strong in Texas, y’all! With 40 locally endorsed candidates all around Texas, and with more likely on the way, OR in Texas is hard at work building the progressive movement brick by brick and seat by seat. Click here to check out our full list of locally endorsed candidates.

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Our Revolution North Texas (DFW-area) was at it again this weekend! OR volunteers and activists block walked for their local endorsed candidates Mary Harris, Hosanna Yemiru, Diana Saleh, Tara Wilson, Giovanni Valderas, and Jen Sarduy. Click here to become our newest OR volunteer and help progressive champions in your area!

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Our Revolution Harris County (Houston) drove in solidarity with teachers. They joined a socially-safe protest demanding the cancelation of the STAAR Test, increasing school funding, and making our campuses safer. Click here to join their next local meeting!

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BIG WEEK, BIG EVENTS. There are a lot of big events this week, be sure to check them out: Rally for George Floyd Act in Austin, Rally for Police Accountability in San Antonio, Endorsement Forum in the Pearland/Sugar Land area.

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A media group tied to Empower Texans, a Far-Right org dedicated to ending public education and serving oil barons, has recently taken aim at the progressive movement. In particular, they decided to specifically attack our North Texas chapter. While these folks talked a mean game, we had a hard time taking their arguments seriously when they couldn’t even get our acronym right. Help us flip them a Texas-size OR Birdie by becoming a member and strengthening our movement today.

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