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DAY OF DECISION: Where to vote on November 3

DAY OF DECISION: Where to vote on November 3

After four years of the Trump presidency, voters across the U.S. are ready to make their voices heard. The local election includes ballots for president, Congressional and U.S. Senate races, state offices ( judges, representatives and senators) and county officials including sheriff. In Bexar County, there are over 300 polling places. Additionally, voters can use

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

Six organizations with links to San Antonio’s LGBTQ community are participating in the Big Give, a 24-hour day of online fundraising during which over 600 nonprofits from throughout South Central Texas make an appeal to potential donors. Since 2014, 150,000 donors have given nearly $15 million dollars to over 2,000 nonprofits via the Big Give,

Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio medical facilities have been been named Healthcare Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index. The facilities, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and VA South Texas Health Care System received perfect scores on HRC’s index. A third hospital, the Methodist Hospital located in the Medical Center, received a score of 40.

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

The National Republican Campaign Committee’s DemocratFacts website has removed language attacking Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones for her sexual orientation. DemocratFacts is a Republican website that offers party stalwarts and conservative groups preferred attacks which can be used in all forms of political advertising against opposition candidates. Jones is a native of San Antonio, an

Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

San Antonio-area Democrats Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones are among 27 Texas candidates endorsed by former President Barack Obama ahead of November 3 election. Obama’s announcement was released on August 3. Obama endorsed a total of 118 candidates in 17 states, including five Democratic Senate challengers and more than four dozen state legislative candidates.

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