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Texas isn’t your campaign slogan

On Friday, a video went viral on Twitter of Vice President Kamala Harris campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Democrats campaigning for one another is common in the dynamics of politics because, like the familiar p...

Kinney County approves deputizing citizens to police migrants

The small rural area of Kinney County, population of 3,129, which sits on the edge of the Texas-Mexico border approved a plan on Tuesday to deputize private citizens to work with local law enforcement to track down migrants crossing state-lines.  ...

Greg Casar wants to undo Abbott’s worst laws

The Signal recently spoke with Greg Casar, a progressive Austin city councilman considering a run for Congress in Texas’ 35th congressional district. A former labor organizer with the Workers Defense Project and the youngest person ever electe...

Racism, excessive force, and resignations: Will Austin Police get millions more despite its troubled legacy?

Right now, Austin voters are weighing in on one of the most consequential local elections in recent Texas memory. The byproduct of Back the Blue–inspired efforts by Save Austin Now — a right-wing group infamous for fear-mongering and spreading misinfor...

Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation (again)

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked the Freedom to Vote Act, refusing to even allow debate on the bill. This marks the third time this year that Senate Republicans have stonewalled voting rights legislation. The bill failed in a 51-49 vot...

The new Texas Secretary of State has a big Trump connection

On Thursday morning, Greg Abbott announced he was appointing attorney John Scott to be the Texas Secretary of State, the Chief Election Officer for Texas. The move was notable for Scott’s connection to former President Trump and his attempt to overturn...

The Chinese business interests behind Trump’s social media site

Last night, news broke that former President Donald Trump was launching a new company with the goal of creating a new social network, ironically called TRUTH Social. The new company, called Trump Media and Technology Group, will oversee TRUTH Social op...

The children’s book author targeted by Texas Republicans

Anastasia Higginbotham is the best-selling author of several children’s books, including Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. That book was specifically mentioned by Republican State Rep. Steve Toth as he was encouraging fellow legislators to support H...

Allred leads House Democrats in urging for voting rights legislation

On Monday, Rep. Colin Allred (D-32) led a group of his colleagues urging the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The group consisted of 39 House Democrats, all of whom are from states where Republican-controlled legislatures are trying to use voter...

MALDEF files suit against Texas on redistricting maps

On Monday, before the Texas legislature approved their congressional redistricting maps, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and acting Deputy Secretary of State Jose Esparaza over the ...
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