Houston, TX — After several polling locations across the third largest county in the nation opened late this Election Day, Judge Dawn Rogers has signed off on an order to extend voting until 8 pm in Harris County following a lawsuit from Texas Organizing Project. This will affect 782 voting locations and ensure our communities […]
Voting Rights in America: A Timeline
This Black History Month, the Texas Freedom Network and its program for young Texans, Texas Rising, are focusing on the decades-long fight that folks in the Black community have led to ensure the right to vote for everyone. […]
SBOE Election Day 2012
Election day has arrived. Once the polls close in Texas (7 p.m.), we’ll have results from the State Board of Education races here and on Twitter (@TFN). Look for #SBOE2012. Because of redistricting, all 15 SBOE seats are up for grabs tonight. And with several incumbents losing in their party primaries or declining to run […]
New Texas Education Board: What’s Ahead?
Yesterday’s elections will bring a lot of new faces to the Texas State Board of Education in January. The big question is whether those new faces will bring to the board a new focus on educating children instead of promoting personal and political agendas. As of now, the state board will still have at least […]
Check TFN’s Voter Guide — Then VOTE!
On Tuesday voters head to the polls in important elections for state and national offices. Races for the Texas State Board of Education are especially important this year. For the past four years, a powerful faction of political and religious extremists on the state board has turned nearly every critical debate on curriculum standards and […]