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

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.

Texas Progressive Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

The ruling carries special power in the Lone Star State, which is among those that doesn’t extend protections to workers based on their gay or transgender identities. However, some cities, including San Antonio, have enacted anti-discrimination ordinances. Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones, who’s running to represent a border district that also includes a slice

Texas LGBTQ Candidates Fare Well in Democratic Primary

Out In SA has been following 11 Democratic Primary races with LGBTQ candidates in Texas: two U.S. Congressional races and nine for seats in the Texas House. Of that total, only one candidate will not go on to either the May runoffs or the November election. Some of these candidates ran unopposed. Following is our

Stonewall Democrats Announce Endorsements for March 3 Primary

After an almost day-long candidate forum on January 26, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio announced their endorsements for the March 3 Democratic Primary. According to their website, “The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio is a political action committee that educates the public and elected officials on issues of concern to the LGBTQIA community and

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

On May 17, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, legislation that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination, in a vote of 236-173. Eight Republican representatives, including Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, voted in favor the measure. The Equality Act would extend civil right protections to LGBTQ citizens by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual

Gina Ortiz Jones Running Again to Unseat Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, launched her long-anticipated 2020

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