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  • signed Voting Rights 2024-06-23 15:26:55 -0500

    Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

    The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act establishes a targeted process for
    reviewing voting changes in jurisdictions nationwide, focused on measures that have
    historically been used to discriminate against voters. It would allow a federal court to order
    states or jurisdictions to be covered for results-based violations, where a particular measure
    has a disparate racial impact on voting.

    The Act would increase transparency by requiring reasonable public notice for
    voting changes, and would grant the U.S. Attorney General authority to request federal
    observers be present anywhere in the country where there is a serious threat of racial
    discrimination in voting. It would also increase accessibility and protections for Native American
    and Alaska Native voters.

    28 signatures

    Voting is the foundation of freedom. The Democratic Party needs to support legislation and policies that support the voting rights of all citizens. We call upon the Federal Government to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act.

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  • signed Peace in the Middle East 2024-06-23 15:26:02 -0500

    Peace in the Middle East

    Regardless of where we come from or how we worship, every family wants to be happy, healthy, and free to live our lives. All of us want peace, justice, and the right to self-determination. This applies to all who call Earth home.

    The Middle East is spiraling toward an ever-more destructive path that will kill many innocents, including children. Acts of revenge do not create peace. They do not find justice. Nor do they ensure self-determination for anyone. With over tens of thousands of innocents killed, the cycle of violence must end.

    And yet, as more children end up in coffins, many of our politicians are pushing for greater war just to fill the War Machine's corporate coffers. Instead of pushing for peace, many of our politician puppets, ignoring the 70% of Americans who want a ceasefire and de-escalation, point figures and stoke divisions to keep themselves in power while giving kickbacks to their mega-donors.

    When we reject these divide and distract tactics to come together, we can push for a lasting and just peace for all.

    This is a joint petition between the Texas Progressive Caucus, the Asian American Democrats of Texas, and the Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas. 

    57 signatures

    Our Ask: Consideration for U.S. aid to Israel should include;

    1. an end to the indiscriminate bombing of a civilian population, 
    2. consideration for a permanent ceasefire,
    3. commitments to vital humanitarian assistance into Gaza, 
    4. the right of return for displaced Gazans, 
    5. guarantees of no long-term Israeli re-occupation or blockade of Gaza, 
    6. an end to settler violence and settlement expansion in the West Bank, and
    7. finding a true political, economic, and diplomatic solution to end the cycle of violence. 

    Why Act? The mass killing of civilians, including children, is unacceptable and is a violation of international law. Netanyahu's extremist government is relentlessly assaulting civilians and rendering Gaza uninhabitable. Senators, including Bernie Sanders, Chris Murphy, and Peter Welch are now considering proposals for conditioning military aid to Israel and ending the blank check approach that has clearly not contributed to peace or security for either Israelis or Palestinians. Giving $14.3 billion without any conditions to Netanyahu, following the killing of over 5,000 children and expecting better results in the future, is unconscionable and reckless. 

    Our Mission: We urge you to connect with your Members of Congress now and demand that they place much-needed restrictions on the $14.3 billion aid package to Israel to ensure that such aid is not used to harm civilians. Our campaign, "No Blank Checks to Netanyahu," is a call for accountability and a much overdue oversight over how foreign militaries use U.S. tax dollars. 

    What's at Stake: Reassessing U.S. aid to Israel is a matter of extreme urgency, especially as we have the power to leverage our position and influence to promote de-escalation in the region, advocating for a political resolution over military intervention. This reassessment is critical to prevent complacency in actions that may violate international law and compromise our commitments to human rights.

    Take action today and connect with your elected officials to demand accountability for U.S. aid to Israel. Together, let's end the blank check approach. #NoBlankChecksToNetanyahu

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  • signed Reproductive Justice 2024-06-23 15:25:05 -0500

    Healthcare Freedom & Women's Rights Platform Modernization

    We call for the Permanent Platform Committee during the 2024 Texas Democratic Convention to add the following, or equivalent, language to the TDP 2024 Platform under the “Reproductive Freedom and Personal Choice” section:

    87 signatures
    1. Enshrine the right to pre-viability abortion care in US law and the US Constitution;
    2. The government should stay out of Texans’ right to make personal and responsible decisions about whether and when to bear children, in consultation with their families, physicians, personal consciences, and/or their faith;
    3. Keep the government small when it comes to reproductive choices and let people be free to make their own decisions;
    4. Protect doctors from any lawsuits from individuals, the state, or any form of government for protecting a person's bodily health, autonomy, and freedom;
    5. Ban any local, county, state, or federal government from preventing, fining, or jailing individuals, or those providing assistance, for traveling to get an abortion;
    6. Disallow public funds from being used to prosecute individuals or entities who provide reproductive healthcare;
    7. Enshrine the right to mifepristone and other medical abortion medications as a right to all pre-viability abortion;
    8. Enact paid parental leave for 6 months.
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  • signed Healthcare for All 2024-06-23 15:23:45 -0500

    Healthcare for All

    28 signatures

    Healthcare is a human right. The Democratic Party should support any and all legislation to expand affordable, quality healthcare to all residents in USA -- including but not limited to Medicare expansion, full expansion of the ACA, and Medicare for All or any other universal system of healthcare. 

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  • signed Education for All 2024-06-23 15:22:27 -0500

    Education for All

    18 signatures

    Education is the foundation of opportunity for all. The Democratic Party needs to support legislation and policies that support strong public education and teachers. 

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