Election Day is Here!

The primary runoffs and the Texas Senate District 14 special election are today. Teach the Vote recently provided updates on the issues at the forefront on the advocacy blog:

  • The latest campaign finance reports paint a picture of some very deep pockets getting involved in runoff races. Meanwhile, candidates continue to participate in virtual public forums and face off in online debates. Get the full scoop on this week’s election news in this post by ATPE Lobbyist Mark Wiggins.
  • The recent uptick in Texas officials from both parties calling for a suspension of STAAR testing in the 2020-21 school year is a testament to the link between increasing voter engagement, politics, and the education profession. It’s become clear that the power of educator votes is recognized.

If you haven’t voted, find a list of polling places here. Also, be sure to check out recent polling closures in Travis and Bexar counties.

Review candidate profiles on Teach the Vote and then create a personalized ballot here.
Stay safe, Texas voters!
 

This content was adapted from Teach the Vote’s Week in Review blog post published Friday, July 10, 2020.

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