By Grant Fuller
In 2011, the Texas legislature passed $5.4 billion in education cuts, leading a judge to declare our school finance system unconstitutional.
When school districts sued for being underfunded, Greg Abbott defended the cuts in court. And yesterday, he held an "education roundtable" in Plano ISD, which happens to have lost 190 teachers as a result of that bill.
Challenged by a reporter, Abbott tried to pivot to Wendy Davis, asking: "If she were governor, would she ask her attorney general not to defend the laws passed by the Legislature?"
Wendy's response? "As governor, I would have vetoed the bill."
Boom. That's exactly the kind of governor we want. Wendy Davis will do the right thing to make Texas schools better, not worse.
Chip in $5 or more right now to help make sure Wendy gets into the Governor's Mansion and Greg Abbott stays out.
By Christina Gomez, Digital Director
The recent actions of Texas Republicans with regard to Hispanics have been shameful.
First, Tea Party activists in McKinney referred to distinguished Senator Leticia Van de Putte as "Barrio Boopsie." Then, a former campaign staffer for Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz tried to organize a hateful "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game at the University of Texas.
So when GOP candidates make token trips to the Valley or take $1 million from the Republican National Committee for Hispanic "outreach," I can't help but shake my head.
Like my grandpa always said: "You can put syrup on a cow pie, but that don't make it pancakes."
Sign here to fight against anti-immigrant Republican extremism in Texas.
I grew up on a small farm in Pflugerville. I was raised to drink water out of the hose and treat people with respect.
There's a reason that disgusting illegal immigration game did not happen on the UT campus today—it's because Texans reject what's wrong and stand up for what's right.
And no matter where we stand on immigration reform, around here we respect our immigrant friends rather than belittle them. If Greg Abbott and the GOP think we'll sit idly by as those around them dehumanize and humiliate the people of Texas—they've got another think coming.
Battleground Texas is helping our state become a more welcoming place where every voice can be heard.
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