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A longtime writer and journalist, Jessica was thrilled to join the Texas Signal where she could utilize her unique perspective on politics and culture. As the Features and Opinion Editor, she is responsible for coordinating editorials and segments from diverse authors. She is also the host of the podcast the Tex Mix, as well as the co-host for the weekly SignalCast. Jessica attended Harvard College, is a onetime fitness blogger, and has now transitioned to recreational runner (for which her joints are thankful).

The Texas Case That Could Dismantle Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act has managed to survive twelve years, but it finally may meet a slow demise thanks to a lawsuit in Texas that is seeking to obliterate preventive care requirements. The plaintiffs would like to end a provision within the ACA which requires...

A Small Part of SB1 Is Struck Down

Voting rights advocates have seen few wins in Texas, especially since the Republican legislature passed the sweeping voter suppression bill known as Senate Bill 1. However, recently, there was one ruling that struck down at least a portion of SB 1, which impeded...

Becca Moyer DeFelice Knows the Stakes in November

When it comes to running for office, some candidates need massive amounts of persuasion. For Becca Moyer DeFelice, running against a Republican state representative in a tight swing district, the extremism of the Texas GOP was enough. Under Republican leadership,...

Democrats Call For Unity On Convention Day Two

“It sure does feel damn good to see a room full of Democrats,” said Convention co-chair State Rep. Jessica González as she welcomed attendees into the General Session last night. The program featured a number of speakers, capping off with the statewide candidates...

Texas Democrats Back Together In Dallas

After a long four years, Texas Democrats are finally back together in-person for their biggest event of the year: the Convention. In Dallas, delegates, candidates, and volunteers teemed into the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Thursday for a rousing kickoff...