Tag Archives: reflections

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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Caucus within a Caucus

by Santiago Cirnigliaro, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group As Easter came and went, I was able to go home and see my family and friends for the last time before session ends. Even at 4 months into this … Continue reading

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Hand Over Heart, Heart Over Stomach

by Sharon Jacob, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group People come here to see how the sausage is made, but some of them become vegetarians. – Quoted on Overheard Texas Lege (@overheardtxlege on Instagram) Located in an office across … Continue reading

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What I’m Giving Up

by Merci Mohagheghi, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group As someone who knew very little about Texas politics and accepted a position as a policy analyst through the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work’s legislative internship program, I’m … Continue reading

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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 Call for #BlackUnity

by Donisha Cotlone, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Dear Diary, This weekend I attended the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TXLBC) Luncheon and Gala, parts of the organization’s biennial Summit. It was an amazing feeling being in a room full of … Continue reading

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