Passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act supports and protects survivors of domestic crimes. Since its enaction, it has dramatically shifted the response to
By Marice Richter With Texas edging closer to battleground status the party that takes the state could be the party that captures the most votes
Our new Spotlight Series features interviews with changemakers and advocates fighting for a better Texas. In our second video for the series, we sat down
Texas has a habit of pushing women to the edge of the conversation, but when it comes to healthcare policy the state straight up throws
In its most recent session the Texas Legislature voted to delcare fertility fraud a form of sexual assault. Senate Bill 1259, effective Sept. 1, will
Texas is ranked in the top 10 states for the highest percentage of women experiencing postpartum depression—not surprising for a state with one of the
At a Texas Tribune panel last week, State Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Richardson) told Texas women to “give a little time” for the Texas Legislature’s
Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) often prides himself on “promoting a culture of life,” but his conflicting stances on abortion are creating a culture of confusion.
The Texas governor accused people of lying about Texas’ maternal mortality rate. The critics relied on the state’s own bad data.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed in a tweet Sunday that “critics” of the state’s maternal mortality rate had lied about it, citing a year-old article that described
It’s 2019 and women’s issues are still up for debate in state houses across the United States. Since the rise of the #MeToo Movement in
Female prisoners work outdoors near the entrance at the Murray Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Gatesville in 2016. Bob Daemmrich for The
On November 29, 2015, Monica Deming was shot and murdered in her Odessa home by her ex-boyfriend, Brandon Leyva, who then killed himself. In the
Morgan Meyer can’t claim to work tirelessly on behalf of everyone if he ignores the needs and priorities of half of Texas.
Texas women need legislators to invest in maternal health and expand state health services, not protect private health care interests
Rinaldi can’t claim to work tirelessly on behalf of everyone if he ignores the needs and priorities of half of his constituents and all Texans.
At a time when the health and safety of Texas women are at risk, we need policymakers to stand up for women, not vote against them.
Tony Dale can’t claim to work tirelessly on behalf of everyone if he ignores the needs and priorities of half of Texas.
Stickland can’t claim to work tirelessly on behalf of everyone if he ignores the needs and priorities of half of his constituents and all Texans.
Whatever the reason, Jonathan Stickland has a consistent and disturbing record in the Texas House of voting against women – half the population he is elected to represent.
Despite his pro-family rhetoric, Paul Workman has worked against access to health care and paid sick leave for Texas women and families.