JRamirez - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:08pm
TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women's right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.
JBachelor - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:16pm
The Harris County 152nd District Court has announced that the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance will not be on the ballot this November and has removed the Temporary Restraining Order filed by opponents of HERO. Earlier this month, a petition to repeal HERO fell short of having enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot and the matter will finally be addressed in district court. A court date of Jan 19, 2015 has been set for trial.
JRamirez - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:48pm
This Friday, August 15th, the 152nd Harris County District Court will conduct a temporary injunction hearing on whether there will be a referendum on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO opponents are contesting the the City of Houston's rejection of their petitions for irregularities and are asking the Court to order an election. Whichever side loses, it will likely result in an immediate appeal. In a few weeks or less, we should know whether there will be an election on HERO this November. So, stay tuned. We we may need you in a hurry to volunteer to help pass HERO.
JBachelor - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:20pm
On Friday, August 1, 2014, the San Jacinto River Coalition, Texans Together and members of the communities that surround the San Jacinto River Waste Pits welcomed renvironmental activist Lois Gibbs to Highlands, Texas, for a special press conference in regard to removing toxins from our local waters.
JBachelor - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:41am
Get more info on our community workshop with Lois Gibbs ...
JBachelor - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:51am
Check out highlights from recent community work ...
JBachelor - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:56am
TTEF Staffer Jamaal Bachelor Recalls His First Trip to the San Jacinto River Waste Pits
This past weekend, I joined my Texans Together family and partnered up with the San Jacinto River Coalition for a trip to Highlands, Texas. For those that have
never been to Highlands, it is a small town accessible from I-10 headed toward Beaumont. Our group met up around 9am and gathered in the Food Town parking lot. The mission was simple: Inform as many residents as possible about the dangers lurking in their local waters and invite them to join us at a special press conference concerning the San Jacinto River Waste Pits on August 2.
JRamirez - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:42pm
Texans Together Pledges Continued Support of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance
Prior to May 28, 2014, Houston was the only major city in our state without an ordinance protecting residents from discrimination based on race, gender, sexual preference or any other discriminatory factor. Thanks to the efforts of concerned citizens and organizations like Texans Together, a new level of balance has arrived. While the anti-discrimination law is a positive victory in the fight towards equality, there are still those who stand against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.
JBachelor - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:35am
Today, millions of Americans will gather to celebrate our nation’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which took place on July 4, 1776. While this holiday is typically associated with fireworks, barbecues, family reunions and similar traditions, we’d like to take a moment to remind everyone about a valuable lesson taught by the delegates from the original thirteen colonies: There is strength in numbers.
Just as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others worked tirelessly to fight for the right to form a new nation separate from British rule, every day Texans Together works to promote civic engagement and equality for all. We want to wish you a Happy 4th of July, and extend an offer for you to join our cause. There is strength in numbers – and every hand helps.
JBachelor - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:39pm
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the culmination of a decades-long battle against segregation and discrimination. Texans Together would like to commemorate this historic piece of legislation by reminding everyone that much work remains in the fight towards equality. Here at home, securing The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance is key: Help us make history by defending the rights of all, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or any other discriminatory factor.