Today, Texas state senators Roland Gutierrez (D) and Sarah Eckhardt (D) and Tejano Democrats, a political organization focused on voter education and advocacy for Mexican American voters and candidates, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the state’s legislative districts and upcoming reapportionment plans. Governor Greg Abbott (R) has signaled his intent to call a special session for reapportionment in mid-September, according to the complaint. Read more.
More than 50 Texas House Democrats fled the state and headed on two planes to Washington, D.C., on Monday to stall the passage of two controversial GOP-backed bills that would restrict access to voting across the state. Read more.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced he will nominate Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force veteran who twice ran to represent a San Antonio-area swing district in Congress, as the branch’s undersecretary.
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The first official results of the 2020 census are in—and Texas has plenty to brag about. It grew more than any other state over the last decade, according to figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. There are now 29,145,505 Texans, though as I type this another thousand migrants are surely packing up their belongings in Los Angeles, Lucknow, and Leon.
Fast-growing Texas crossed the 29 million resident mark in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau said Monday, giving the state two more seats in the U.S. House and raising Lone Star political clout in presidential elections and Congress for the next decade.Read More.
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that two University of Texas at San Antonio grads were appointed to the incoming White House staff.
The 2020 election marks the first time that Latinos will be the largest racial or ethnic minority in the electorate, with 32 million eligible voters.
The BBC went to Texas, a state with 5.6 million eligible Latino voters, to find out why their vote is important and what they’re looking for in a Democratic candidate.
As the first 2020 primaries and caucuses near, the vast majority of Latino registered voters who are Democrats or lean toward the party see the 2020 presidential election results as of particular importance, and over half have a good or excellent impression of their own party’s candidates, according to a national Pew Research Center survey of Latino adults conducted in December.
If counted accurately, the 2020 U.S. census is expected to show a boom in Texas’ Latino population. That’s why groups in the state say they plan to focus their efforts on making sure Latinos here fill out the form and get counted.