“Shouting Down Midnight”: How Wendy Davis, Carole Wall, & Sadie Hernandez Found Hope, Built Movements, and Inspired Generations of Activists

At face value, Shouting Down Midnight was about Davis’ historic 2013 filibuster to prevent a vote on SB 5, which would’ve wiped out access to abortion for most Texans. The 13-hour speech, which required Wendy to have a catheter inserted the morning of, is more than worthy of the praise and space of a documentary–but this day was about so much more, and so is Shouting Down Midnight. June 25, 2013, was about the collective power we hold as a community. The movements we can power with our rage. The change that can be harnessed through hope. […]

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Why Does Abbott Need a Task Force to Understand the Teacher Shortage in Public Schools? The Reasons for Exodus Are Clear.

Gov. Greg Abbott claims to be confused about why there is a teacher shortage in our public schools. We’re not sure why he has questions, though, considering so many of the present issues teachers point to stem from his constant dismissal and undermining of public education. Nevertheless, on March 7, Abbott asked the Texas Education Agency to create a task force to address ongoing teacher shortages in public schools. Check out today’s blog to see why we think Abbott’s creation of this task force is disingenuous and politically motivated. […]

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Reverend Remington Johnson: Transgender children are beloved

Transgender children are a blessing. They have always been here, just as the relationship between child and parent has always been here. The sacredness of this relationship is a given to politicians like Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott when it comes to what our children learn in school. When a parent shows their child love by navigating the private medical decisions around what gender-affirming treatments are right for them, Paxton and Abbott see this love for the family as abuse. […]

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It’s National Read Across America Day. We’re Having Trouble Celebrating.

Today is National Read Across America Day, but it’s difficult to celebrate the joy of reading as we’re actively seeing books pulled from public schools and libraries in Texas and across the country. We’ve constructed a timeline of key events that have sought to diminish free education and diversity in thought. Together, we can stop this timeline before it grows. #TeachtheTruth […]

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