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Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013

Call on your senator to support the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. The Senate must stand strong against amendments that would undermine sensible, expanded gun violence prevention measures.  The vote is scheduled for tomorrow.  Call Today!

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Building, Organizing, Expanding

The Sugar Land Democrats Club was one of many sponsors of the Fort Bend County Democratic Party Winter Retreat held on February 23, 2013, at the T.E. Harman Center in Sugar Land. Over 200 participants from Sugar Land and Fort Bend County attended the event. Ms. Kate Mitchell, 2012 national delegate to the Democratic National Convention was the leader of the Winter Retreat Steering Committee.

Reynolds Faces More Barratry Allegations

Representative Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City faces a new round of legal trouble.

Tell Senators to Vote YES on comprehensive reform to prevent gun violence

58 Exactly three months after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed important legislation designed to strengthen our nation's gun laws.

These measures are now headed to the Senate floor, and Senators need to hear from you!

Director of Propaganda for the American Fascist Party = President of Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party

The Texas Tribune today broke a story linking the President of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party and the Director of Propaganda for the American Fascist Party.   Richmond, Texas resident and conservative activies James Ives holds both titles. 

As recently as 2003, the president of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party had a very different title: director of propaganda for the American Fascist Party.

James Ives, a prominent Tea Party activist who has hosted statewide rallies and political debates and has been a regular contributor on conservative radio, was the AFP's fourth in command...

The Texas Tribune article lists links between Ives and Republican office holders Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, U.S. Senator Rafael (Ted) Cruz, State Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston and State Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land.

Adam Lanza shot off 152 rounds in 5 minutes

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Texas Senators Cornyn & Cruz voted today to allow the mass murder of children to continue. Call them!

How Many Gun Dealers are there in Texas?

55 There are 58,344 federally licensed gun dealers in the United States and 9% (5,189) are in Texas. That’s over three times as many gun dealers than post offices and four times more gun dealers than McDonald's.

The gun lobby claims that conducting background checks for all gun sales would be "inconvenient." But under the Senate background checks bill, a gun buyer and seller can just meet at a licensed dealer who would perform the background check.

Favorite Quotes

"It is long past the time for state leaders to confront board members who make a mockery of public education in Texas. Who is Cynthia Dunbar? She is a disgrace to public education and an embarrassment to Texas."

From a scathing editorial in the Austin American-Statesman (Friday, November 07, 2008), which condemns Texas State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, for charging that President-elect Barack Obama sympathizes with terrorists who want to destroy America.
http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/11/07/1107dun...