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Nevertheless, She persisted.

by Elsa Mendoza, intern in the office of Senator Sylvia Garcia Before I started this journey, my biggest concern was that I would be placed in an office that had dissimilar ideologies than my own. I was convinced I would … 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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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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The Value of Social Workers in the Legislature

Posted by Brittany Reyes This week will mark a month since the GCSW interns started our placements for the 84th legislature. While the month has taken a slow start, there’s been quick adjusting for most of us. Getting used to … Continue reading

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