The Republican leadership needs to stop playing politics with women’s health care. They need to stop chasing fabricated scandals at the risk of critical medical screenings and services. They need to back off on the right to safe and legal abortion care.
Yesterday’s Senate hearing was a sham that — at the end of the day — will hurt women and move our state backward. I am proud to stand with the two Planned Parenthood clinics in my house district. The one on East 7th and the other on East Ben White do good things for our community, and I will do everything I can to protect them.
Engaging Youth on Food Policy
This morning, I chatted with a group of middle and high schoolers about the importance of food access in today’s policymaking. We discussed the need to combat food hunger and deserts in low-income communities and brainstormed strategies to tackle these important issues. They have been spending the week learning about civic engagement and fresh food policy with Texas Impact, a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.
Happy Birthday, CapMetro!
On Monday, I joined community leaders and employees of CapMetro to celebrate 30 years of getting Austin on the move. As the public transit service enters its fourth decade, I am committed to working with local officials on finding sustainable, multimodal transportation solutions that will meet the city’s growing demand.
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