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- CG4TX January 2018 meeting: “Endorsed by God? Blending Religion and Politics” 2018/01/07
- CG4TX November 2017 Meeting on Weather and Climate in Texas and Beyond 2017/11/07
- CG4TX October 2017 meeting on CodeNEXT from multiple district perspectives 2017/10/23
- CG4TX September 2017 meeting on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities 2017/10/10
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Category Archives: Constitutional Amendment
We’ve been closely following two bills that have been referred to the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility: HB 496 (Rep. I. Minjarez) calls on Texas to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. HCR 34 (Rep. R. Anchia) calls … Continue reading
On Saturday, September 12, we held a meeting on the subject of the Electoral College — how it works, its history, and what to do about it. I was honored to be part of a panel that also included Professor … Continue reading
Common Ground for Texans has joined forces with other organizations to form the Texas Fair Courts Network and the Anti-Corruption Campaign. We have been working hard to oppose or support various bills that have come before the Texas House and … Continue reading
“Let Us Now Praise Corporate Persons” is the attention-getting title of a Washington Monthly article by Kent Greenfield, a professor of law and Dean’s Research Scholar at Boston College Law School. The article’s sub-head gives the gist: Citizens United was a bad … Continue reading
For at least two centuries, corporations have been recognized as artificial persons with the right to enter into contracts, sue, and be sued. But since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has issued repeated rulings that extend this notion, recognizing the … Continue reading
[youtube]https://youtu.be/YaMDEKiuzNo[/youtube]U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham, South Carolina Republican, was asked on WMUR’s “Conversations with the Candidate” on April 10, 2015, “What specifically would you do to remove the influence of big money on politics?” Sen. Graham, whom no one would call … Continue reading
A Senate vote on the Democracy For All Amendment (S.J. Res. 19) will take place on September 8, 2014. Below is the text of the amendment. Please call or email Senator Cornyn (202) 224-2934 or email Senator Cruz (202) 224-5922 … Continue reading
Over 40 people from around the state [Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Irving, Garland, Caldwell County, and San Antonio] gathered at the Texas Capitol on March 18 for a Texans United to Amend Lobby Day, lobbying in support of three Texas Legislature … Continue reading
On January 17, 2013 the Austin City Council unanimously approved the Central Texans United To Amend (CTUTA) resolution calling for a Constitution Amendment ensuring that money is not speech and that the use of funds by artificial entities to influence … Continue reading
Ever since the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending, many organizations, including Coffee Party Austin and its partners in Texans United to Amend, have been working hard to turn back the tide . Bill Moyers suggests seven … Continue reading