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Joe Deshotel is originally from Beaumont, Texas, but a combination of live music, politics, and natural beauty brought him to Austin in 2010. He has over a decade of experience in public policy that covers federal, state, and local government and has worked on a number of successful election campaigns. He continues to consult on Democratic campaigns and serves as the Chair of Austin’s Community Development Commission which advocates for affordable housing and solutions for homelessness.

Texas is a voter suppression state new study shows

A new study confirms what Texas Democrats have been saying all along, that Texas isn’t a “red state,” it’s a state where Republicans have used voter suppression tactics to maintain power.  A team of political scientists have compiled a “cost of voting index”...