Monthly Archives: February 2017

Means of Resistance

by Tiffany Williams, intern in the House Committee on County Affairs Texas Muslim Capitol Day is an annual event in Austin where Muslim communities across the state gather to experience state government and engage in the political process. Many attendees are … Continue reading

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On the Need to Take Back Our Power

by Trang-Thu (Mimi) Duong interning in the office of Representative Gene Wu Here, at the Capitol, I’m experiencing what the depths of power look like. Every day I walk into an elevator that takes me underground, two floors beneath the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Meaningful Work

by Tyler Anderson, intern in the Texas Legislative Group We did it y’all! It’s been over a month since our first day in the Capitol, and to say it flew by would be an understatement. This past month has been a … Continue reading

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Social Workers Swimming Along

by Katherine Kirages, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It has officially been a little over a month that my UH Graduate College of Social Work classmates and I have been living in Austin, attending countless trainings and meetings … Continue reading

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Valuing the Process – Testimony on SB4

Editor’s Note: This post and the post below both focus on Texas’ SB4, which received preliminary approval, with additional amendments, from the Texas State Senate on the evening of February 7, after these posts were completed. After final approval by … Continue reading

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Viewing Sanctuary Cities Policies through an Intersectional Lens

by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Senate Committee on State Affairs held a hearing on Senate Bill 4 (SB4). The bill relates to enforcing local and university campus police departments’ … Continue reading

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The Personal is Political

by Serena Ahmed, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It’s an interesting time to be working at the Texas capitol during a legislative session, and that’s an understatement. Inhumane governmental acts have been committed since time immemorial, but the … Continue reading

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