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West Joins ACLU, Others Calling on BOP To Immediately Begin Mitigating COVID-19 Loss of Life

Calls On Cornyn To Protect Vulnerable Inmates & Prison Staff DALLAS—State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas), a nationally known advocate for restorative justice and criminal justice reform who served as Dallas County’s first minority Chief Felony Prosecutor, called upon the federal Bureau of Prisons Friday morning to immediately test every federal inmate for COVID-19, take immediate …

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West Endorsed By University Democrats

WEST ENDORSED BY UNIVERSITY DEMOCRATS AUSTIN–Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) has been endorsed by the University Democrats of the University of Texas at Austin in the Democratic Primary runoff for U.S. Senate.  “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the University Democrats at the University of Texas at Austin in the race for U.S. Senate,” …

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West Calls on Federal Government to Immediately Create Special ACA Enrollment Period Due to COVID-19

DALLAS—State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) on Thursday called on the federal government, specifically the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to immediately create a special Affordable Care Act open enrollment period to protect American workers losing employer-sponsored health insurance as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  “Early projections indicate between 500,000 and five million …

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West: Now Is Not The Time To Politicize Women’s Healthcare

DALLAS—State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) on Wednesday called on public officials in Texas to stop politicizing the Coronavirus crisis, particularly with regard to women’s healthcare.  West, who is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination to oppose Senator John Cornyn in November, said actions by Texas leaders to restrict women’s healthcare choices during the Coronavirus crisis was …

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Sen. West Statement on Dallas County Shelter-In-Place Order

The following is the statement of Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) on the shelter-in-place order issued for Dallas County late Sunday afternoon:  “Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has issued a shelter-in-place order for Dallas County. This order requires most non-essential business and commerce functions in Dallas County to cease normal operations, and requires residents to remain …

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West Says Coronavirus Helps Illustrate Immediate Need For Paid Sick Leave Laws

DALLAS–Senator Royce West on Wednesday said the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has highlighted the desperate need for federally-mandated paid sick leave in the United States. The impact of the coronavirus highlights a need to provide a safety net for everyday working people that are living paycheck to paycheck; without creating a financial hardship for small businesses. …

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