In this episode, we interview Mark Phariss, who is our candidate for Texas Senate District 8. He tells us all about his campaign’s progress as well as his stance on important issues facing Texans. He brings a lot to the table and we are very excited to have him as our guest. After, we talk about the ultra-conservative lobbying group Empower Texans and the work they are doing to undermine local governments. We talk about the great work that Beto is doing as well as the fear that he is igniting in the GOP. Additionally, we talk about the discrimination that is going on in the Department of State and finally, we close out with the issue of Republicans stacking the federal courts with ultra-conservative judges and what that means for every Texan.
For more information about the events mentioned or articles cited, please see below:
Articles about Empower Texans:
The foundation Empower Texans generally supports political causes and candidates that work to lower tax rates, and privatize education through school choice programs, and works alongside right-wing, State Policy Network and Koch brothers affiliated groups like Texas Public Policy Foundation, Philanthropy Roundtable, and Americans for Prosperity.
Articles about Beto O’Rourke:
Articles about the Department of State denying Passports to US Citizens:
Articles about Preventing Documentation:
Articles about Federal Judge Appointments:
Importance of voting:
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