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Relieving our Transportation Crisis

This legislative session was billed as “the transportation session” and in the end, we did make strides towards relieving our transportation crisis: Transportation funding: The state still faces significant budget challenges, even after voters approved Proposition 1 last fall. The Legislature has proposed directing $2.5 million more in sales tax revenue towards transportation funding in […]

Improving our Criminal Justice System

Although many needed efforts to establish the rights of Texas prisoners failed to move this session, there were several successful ones. Here is a rundown of these bills: HB 1083 requires the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to perform a mental health assessment of an inmate before confining them to administrative segregation. Placing mentally ill […]

Fighting to Improve Public Education

There is no issue more important than public education. The manner in which we deal with this issue dictates the trajectory of our future economy and the viability of our Texas middle class. Unfortunately, the state chose to continue to underfund public education, approving a budget that leaves over 30% of Texas schools still receiving […]

Equality for All Texans

We addressed several LGBT issues this session, and I certainly did not shy away from standing up for equality for all Texans. Below is a summary of the more high profile bills we addressed: HB 537, which would ensure accurate birth certificates for adopted children of same-sex couples, passed the State Affairs committee. Unfortunately, time […]

35 DAYS

  Fellow Texans, We have 35 days until Election Day. 35 days to make calls. 35 days to knock on doors. 35 days to ensure victory on November 4. Team Celia has been block walking and registering voters since June, showing the people of House District 50 the respect they deserve. But to make history, […]

Today is Celia’s 50th Birthday!

Friends, Our buddy, the newest member of the Texas House of Representatives, Celia Israel is turning 50 today. You can help make her birthday a great one by making a contribution TODAY to keep her as your representative in District 50. And in case you haven’t heard, we’re going to throw her one heck of […]

Tell Us What You Think

Fellow Texan, Four months into my term representing District 50 in the House of Representatives, I continue to be a Woman on a Mission to ensure Texas is an exceptional place for all of us. Since taking office, I have been appointed to serve on the Ways & Means and International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs […]

HD 50: Will Dem Split Enable GOP?

Earlier this summer, the race to replace Mark Strama as the state representative for North Austin’s House District 50 seemed wide open, with three unique Dem­o­crats and a Republican political novice in the open special election. With early voting starting on Oct. 21 for the Nov. 5 election, the campaigns have settled into a rough […]

Are you in?

Dear Friend, I know this feeling. It starts with the excitement of young people getting inspired and getting involved. It’s followed by older people shedding their cynicism and finally asking, why not here? Why not now? Then you know something real is going on when the status quo machinery lashes back out of fear, trying […]

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