The COVID-19 death toll -- at 215,000 so far in the United States -- should make pretty clear how important it is for elected leaders to follow the science on public health issues. But too many Texas Republicans have aligned themselves with ideological extremists and conspiracy theorists who are undermining an effective public health response to the crisis. Read More

The Texas lieutenant governor's disdain for science and experts in the fight against the rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic would be a joke if not for the deadly consequences. Now he's essentially telling the nation's top infectious disease doctor to shut up. Here's the truth: Dan Patrick is going to get more people killed. Read More

As protests against police racism and brutality continue to sweep across the country, the Texas Republican Party faces a growing scandal over racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories posted to social media by elected party officials at local and state levels. It's time for Texas voters to clean house. Read More

With more than 100,000 Americans already dead in the COVID-19 pandemic, new polling confirms that a substantial majority of Americans say controlling the spread of the coronavirus is more important than reopening the economy. But Republican elected officials in Texas are siding with extremists who scream that having government act to save lives is the path to tyranny. They're playing with fire. Read More

One of the most damaging ways conservative state leaders left Texas unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic is the state's sky-high number of people without health insurance. And that's getting worse: many Texans who are losing their jobs are joining the already massive ranks of the uninsured. This is a public health catastrophe -- one compounded by partisan opposition to helping every Texan get access to the medical care they need. Read More

Texas Civil Rights Project

The supporters of #HB6 and #SB7 challenged people to “read the bills and point to voter suppression.” Today, 63 civil rights orgs have gladly accepted that challenge & are releasing two joint statements outlining some of the sections that would harm voters the most #txlege pic.twitter.com/qvox…