Tag Archives: advocacy

From Anguish to Advocacy

by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group I am going to be honest. It has been a few weeks since what I term the anti-immigrant sentiment bill – formally known as SB 4, “the anti-sanctuary city” bill … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Women’s Rights Get Left Behind

by Melissa Davila, intern in the office of Representative Jessica Farrar It has been almost 140 days since the 85th Legislative Session started, but it feels like it just started yesterday. I remember the day I spoke to my family … Continue reading

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The Duality of Navigating Political Arenas as a Social Worker

by Katherine Kirages, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Now, over halfway through the legislative session, I have had some time to reflect on the stark difference in conversations that I now have about this internship with family and … Continue reading

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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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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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An Exercise in Futility?

by Lorette Blagg Like many other macro and soon-to-be macro social workers, my journey took root in frustration. When working with clients you come to love, there is an inevitable realization that the issues you are able to help them … Continue reading

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