Apr 21, 2021

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Jun 14, 2021

Change and reform not easy during the 87th Session – It never is!

A message from Senator Royce West.

May 25, 2021

West Issues Statement on Revelation Russians Paid Taliban to Kill American Soldiers

State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) on Friday issued the following statement concerning the New York Times’ stunning disclosure that American intelligence has known for months that the Russian Federation was paying bounties to Taliban terrorists who kill American soldiers.

Apr 23, 2021

West’s Statement on Cornyn and Systemic Racism

Today, Sen. West issued the following statement on John Cornyn’s comments concerning systemic racism.

May 30, 2020

Congresswoman Jackson Lee Endorses Royce West in U.S. Senate Race

On Monday, Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee endorsed Texas State Sen. Royce West in the July 14th Democratic Primary Runoff for United States Senate.

May 29, 2020

West Says Democrats Need to Look Closer at Hegar's Odd Political Past Before They Vote

State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) is asking Democrats to look closer at MJ Hegar's political past before they vote, particularly her ties to the Republican Party and the right wing fringe. His campaign drew attention to Facebook posts made by Hegar in 2015 that display the Gadsden Flag, an icon of the Tea Party at the time that was featured at many Tea Party rallies.

May 28, 2020

Rep. Joaquin Castro Endorses Royce West for U.S. Senate

ongressman Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) on Thursday announced he was throwing his support behind Sen. Royce West in the July 14 Democratic Primary Runoff for U.S. Senate.

Latest Headlines

Jun 24, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes slate of Democratic-led bills

Salon

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shot down a total of 20 bills over this year's legislative session, including a number of Democratic-led legislative priorities with bipartisan support.

Jun 24, 2021

Anger and confusion over Abbott’s veto on domestic violence prevention bill

The Texas Signal

Governor Greg Abbott made no secret that this legislative session would be dominated by ultra-conservative priorities to flex his rightwing credentials. However, one of his latest moves, a veto of Senate Bill 1109, is leaving many flummoxed at his motivation.

Jun 20, 2021

For The People rally meets at Texas Capitol in support of voting rights

Big Country

The Texas State Capitol was the backdrop of a Sunday evening rally where crowds gathered to support the federal voting rights “For the People Act,” which goes before the U.S. Senate this week.

Jun 17, 2021

After meeting with VP Harris, Texas Democrats concede federal voting rights battle is in Senate

ABC 6 Action News

Following their "very robust conversation" with Vice President Kamala Harris, Democratic state legislators from Texas conceded that while the Biden administration wants to see federal voting reform legislation make it to the president's desk, the hurdle to passage is the U.S. Senate -- but they aren't giving up on conversations with those lawmakers.

Jun 17, 2021

Joe Manchin Meets With Texas Dems on Voting Rights Legislation

Newsweek

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat seen as key to passing voting rights legislation that has been a priority for President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders, met Thursday evening with a group of Texas Democrats who blocked a state law there that would put new restrictions on early voting.

Jun 17, 2021

Fort Worth school district will produce a video to teach students how to safely interact with law enforcement

Spectrum News 1

Last week, a casting call went out to certain students in the Fort Worth school district. School officials sent out the request for 10 students — 9th-11th graders — to appear in a video to be viewed by their peers on how to safely interact with law enforcement officers.
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