Fighting for Transparency & Fiscal Responsibility in Local Government

Ignore Leftist Propaganda

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Yesterday, the Texas Civil Rights Project released a “report” alleging the disenfranchisement of a large swath of Texans and claimed dire consequences if reforms aren’t enacted immediately.

Coincidentally, the number of voters that the group suggest were disenfranchised was enough to give Robert O’Rorke a victory over Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. Having reviewed the document, Direct Action Texas advises it be seen for what it is, a tool to aid electoral power grab legislation akin to Nancy Pelosi’s HR 1.

TCRP is an extreme group that has worked recently to keep non-citizens registered to vote in Texas, undermining any suggestion that they uphold accurate elections or value the votes of Texas citizens including minorities, the young and impoverished citizens.

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Media Shamed, Again

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Yesterday, the national media got its comeuppance after two-plus years peddling a false narrative meant to undermine President Donald Trump. Really, these two years were a continuation on the preceding year spent working to derail Trump’s presidential campaign.

Fail times two folks.

In Texas, we have similar issues with mainstream and weaponized non-profit outlets combating conservative governance by creating and driving misleading narratives while simultaneously ignoring or spinning substantive stories that cut against their aims.

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House Elections Committee Update

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Yesterday the Texas House Elections Committee held its most substantive hearing of the session to date, voting out bills for consideration and taking up several major items.

In the Senate, the State Affairs Committee heard a wide-ranging bill by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). Direct Action Texas registered in support of the Hughes measure, SB 9. More on that later.

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Sunshine Week Election Bills

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It’s Sunshine Week, a time when open government activists reflect on the lack of transparency from government agencies and elected officials. Putting aside ire for the government’s failures to provide adequate insight into how money is spent and power wielded, this year we’ve surveyed bills filed this legislative session that will increase transparency.

Election watchdogs require access to voting records in order to expose fraud and voters deserve to have access to information as it increases trust.

This session several bills have been filed to increase access to election information, lower costs for access, and clarifying measures. Below are a few we’re tracking.

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Term Limits Proposed in Texas

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Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredricksburg) has authored a constitutional amendment (HJR 98) to enact term limits in the state of Texas. Where similar efforts have failed to gain traction in past sessions, Biedermann’s bill has key differences that might make it a more compelling sell.

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