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Brownsville, it’s time to vote in city elections!

UPDATE: Runoff Election os Saturday, June 22 from 7 AM – 7 PM. Early Voting

Monday 6/10 – Saturday 6/15: 9 AM – 7 PM Monday 6/17 – Tuesday 6/18: 9 AM – 7 PM

** No early voting Sunday 6/16

Voting locations and times: English | Español

During early vote, you can vote at ANY early voting location. However, on election day you must vote at your assigned polling location in your precinct.

Mayoral Runoff Voter Guide

TFN Education Fund and Texas Rising have invited all candidates for mayor to complete a questionnaire indicating their position on a number of key issues, like LGBTQ discrimination and paid-sick leave policies. Their responses are included on this voter guide to help you cast an informed ballot.

Download TFN Voter Guide Descargue la guía para votantes de TFN

City Commissioners Runoffs

At-Large A – Brownsville

John F. Cowen Jr. Jessica Puente Bradshaw

District 1 – Brownsville

Nurith Galonsky Ricardo Longoria, Jr. – no website

If you have any problems

If you run into any issues attempting to vote, call the voter protection hotline… Read More

The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval today to SB9, a voter suppression bill designed to keep turnout low in Texas. We just sent out the following press release. Read More

State Rep. Jeff Leach has brought up one inflammatory anti-abortion bill after another as chair of the Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee this session. This past week's hearing drew testimony from hundreds anti-abortion extremists, many celebrating the possibility of executing a woman who ends her pregnancy early for any reason. Enough is enough. Today we joined with partner organizations to call out Chairman Leach for abusing his position of authority to bully, denigrate and shame women who have an abortion. Read More

Texas Rising leaders and activists rallied today at the Capitol and put lawmakers on notice that a new generation is becoming an electoral force in this state -- and they're not going to put up with efforts to make it harder for them to vote. Check out the press release: Read More

Take Action: Support Employment Protections for LGBT Texans

While Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and some of his Senate cronies seem hellbent on passing anti-LGBT discrimination laws, House members have a chance to take a different direction this week.

On Tuesday the House Business and Industry Committee will consider HB850 , which updates the state’s employment nondiscrimination laws to include protections for LGBT Texans.

It’s rare when a Texas legislative committee considers such a positive, pro-equality bill. So it’s critical that we show committee members that there is broad support for equality for all Texans regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

You can support Rep. Eric Johnson’s HB850 in two ways:

Sign up to testify at the committee hearing on Tuesday. The committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. or on adjournment of the House in E2.016 in the Capitol extension. Place a call to members of the House Business and Industry Committee to express your support for HB850 (contact info provided below).

To support HB850, tell committee members:… Read More

Americans United

Dan Quinn of @TFN shares how religion can be discussed objectively during classroom instruction, but students in public schools shouldn’t fear they will be preached to #CC20 #CreatingChange pic.twitter.com/vbmP…