Category Archives: Elizabeth

Feelings Schmeelings, Hand Me My Majority

by Elizabeth Churaman, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Have you ever done something that was expected of you, but that may not have aligned with what you really felt like doing? Welcome to how you might feel all the … Continue reading

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AOC, POC, OMG

by Elizabeth Churaman, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Politics are a fickle thing, sometimes very predictable; other times, obtuse, or even down-right dirty. In a place far away from Texas, a woman named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) unseated a long-time Democratic … Continue reading

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A Social Worker’s Survival Guide to Budget Week at the Texas Legislature

Editor’s Note: This post and the post below both focus on interns’ experiences during “Budget Week,” the intense period of time during which the Texas House of Representatives debated and voted on their version of the state’s biennial (two-year) budget and the … Continue reading

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Economic Justice: Why Social Workers Should Pay Attention to Pensions

by Elizabeth Hann, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Walking up to the Capitol steps in the morning just never gets old. It feels strange being at the Texas Capitol surrounded by lawyers, aides, clerks, lobbyists, and other important … Continue reading

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