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(AP PHOTO/ACACIA CORONADO)

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TX DEMS LEAD BY LEAVING

Moments before the Texas GOP was about to steal our voting rights, Texas Democrats took a stand by leaving and causing GOP efforts to fail. The walkout by the Texas Democrats caused there to be a lack of quorum in the Texas House, meaning that no bills were able to be passed before the midnight deadline. "We sent a message that this is unconscionable and we aren't going to allow the Republicans to run over us without a fight. Voting rights are too important in this democracy," said Rep. Vikki Goodwin, an OR-endorsed Texas House member. For all of its ranting and raving about "cancel culture," the GOP sure does love to cancel voting rights as it tries to suppress the vote in 43 states. Click here to sign our petition demanding Congress to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, to expand voting rights. 

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RUNOFF RACING

We're getting down to the wire, folks. We're DAYS away from municipal runoffs in Texas, which end on Saturday. Our Revolution volunteers and shakers have been hard at work making calls, knocking on doors, and more to get out the vote. During Memorial Day weekend, North Texas leaders, including ORTX's State Director, Clayton Tucker, joined local block walks to get out the vote. Click here to see our list of endorsed candidates or to find your polling place. 

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PRINCIPLED PROGRESSIVE

We want to give a quick shout-out to our endorsed official, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, named Freshman of the Year by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus! Congratulations, Rep. Crockett! Click here to learn more about her here.

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CANNABIS LEGISLATION ON THE MOVE

For the first time since 1973, the Texas government passed a bill to reduce the penalty for cannabis! Our Revolution Texas has been at the forefront of fighting for this bill and all other legalization bills. We thank OR-endorsed official Rep. Penny Morales Shaw for being one of the lead authors and all of our local leaders who made history. But our work isn’t done yet. We must now pressure Gov. Abbott to sign the bill as quickly as possible. Click here to help us continue the fight.

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STOPPING THE WHITEWASHING OF HISTORY

Former teacher, youngest Texas House member, and rising progressive star Rep. James Talarico impressively stopped a racist bill that would have whitewashed history. "Today I killed HB 3979—the bill that attempted to teach our students a whitewashed version of American history—with a Point of Order," wrote Rep. Talarico. "If kids are old enough to experience racism, then they're old enough to learn about it." You can watch his epic takedown here. After you do, be sure to click here to help us fight for education for all.  

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MEDICARE FOR ALL

As the Texas Legislature session winds down and the runoffs come to a close, Our Revolution is hard at work preparing to push through Medicare for All resolutions in local city councils. All change starts locally. The more support local officials publicly show for Medicare for All, the more receptive Congress will become -- more Congress Critters follow public opinion rather than lead it, after all. Click here to sign our petition demanding the passage of Medicare for All. 

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