2022 Elections

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A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

Despite volunteering, protesting, and voting, after former President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, first-generation Romanian-American Mihaela Plesa said something told her it wasn’t enough.  So as one does, she dropped everything to be as civically engaged as...

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

In the leadup to the midterm elections, Ted Cruz promised a “red tsunami.” That prognostication turned out to be wrong. With the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Democrats officially retained control of the Senate. There are still outstanding...

A Conversation With Lesley Briones

A Conversation With Lesley Briones

In a historic win, Harris County Commissioner-Elect Lesley Briones defeated Republican incumbent Jack Cagle, making her the first woman and Latina to be elected as Precinct 4 County Commissioner.  According to the latest voting count by the county elections,...

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wins re-election race

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wins re-election race

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo won her re-election bid with a narrow margin of 1.49 percent against Republican opponent Alexandra Mealer after a nail-biting vote count early Wednesday morning.  According to the Harris County Elections office, Hidalgo defeated...

Election Takeaways

Election Takeaways

As the dust settles over a historic midterm election, statewide control in Texas remains firmly in the grip of Republicans. Here are some of the major headlines of what happened. Abbott and Company Cruised to Re-Election Polls showed that the race between O’Rourke and...

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Polls in Texas closed at 7:00 p.m. However, all Harris County polling locations will stay open until 8:00 p.m. This follows a lawsuit from the Texas Organizing Project. El Paso, because it’s in the Mountain Time Zone, will also close then.  Follow along for...

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

We finally made it: today is Election Day. While many will be eagerly awaiting the results from statewide candidates and wondering if Texas will elect a Democrat to a top post for the first time in a generation, there’s a slew of important local and county races that...

Op-Ed: It’s Not Abortion Or The Economy, It’s Both

Op-Ed: It’s Not Abortion Or The Economy, It’s Both

My name is Angie, I’m a Texan, I’ve had an abortion. It sometimes feels hard to remember what life pre-pandemic was like, but back in 2017 I was going through my own set of challenges. At the time, I was in the middle of a divorce from my high school sweetheart of 16...

Latina Candidates Get New Ad Boost

Latina Candidates Get New Ad Boost

With Election Day on Tuesday, candidates are using every minute to get out the word about voting. Latino Victory Fund, a political action committee that backs progressive Latino candidates, announced a new round of digital and radio ad buys in support of a trio of...