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To the Place Where Hope Becomes Capacity

Note: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session – and the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work’s 2019 Austin Legislative Internship Program – concluded on Monday, May 27. Both will convene again in January 2021. This is our final concluding blog post from … Continue reading

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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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The Intersectionality of All Things

by Ali Schoon, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group As I reflect on the past month and a half of my experience at the Texas Legislature, interning with the Legislative Study Group (LSG), I feel as if I have been … Continue reading

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The Invisible Woman

by Donisha Cotlone, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Becoming a woman who never took politics seriously, to becoming a Texas Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, deputized to register voters in each of 5 counties. Then being accepted to the Austin … Continue reading

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