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  • Tell lawmakers to lower your insurance rates!

    Homeowners and drivers are paying more and more for less insurance coverage. Insurance companies have hiked our rates over twice the national average.

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  • End #ForcedArbitration. Protect Older Workers!

    Tell Congress to pass S.1979/H.R.4120 to protect older Americans from workplace discrimination by ending #forcedarbitration and preserving their constitutional right to a jury trial. Every American deserves their day in court!

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  • Put Patient Safety First!

    Transparency and accountability at the Texas Medical Board are key for protecting patients' rights and safety. Preventable medical errors steal hundreds of thousands of lives each year in our country. A small number of doctors commit the majority of the harm.

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  • Make Hospital Reports Public!

    Patients have a right to know about their care. Decisions about whether to undergo medical procedures are some of the most important decisions in a person's life because the stakes are so high. Which is the right hospital in which to have surgery or treatment? The answers to these questions can be a matter of life and death.

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  • Give patients a voice!

    Patients need to understand the risks and complications associated with a medical procedure so they can make an informed decision. The Texas Medical Disclosure Panel, which develops disclosure language, is supposed to help patients; however, this panel currently only consists of doctors and lawyers. HB 148 by Rep.

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  • Call your lawmakers in support of fair appraisal and safe repairs!

    Call your lawmakers now to tell them to pass HB 1437SB 554 and HB 4194!

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  • Tweet in support of injured vets!

    Our veterans served honorably overseas, taking the fight to those set on doing us harm. Now, many of our vets are returning home sick with rare cancers and lung disorders. The cause? Open burn pits operated on our military bases.

    Instead of properly incinerating our military waste, toxic materials were doused in fuel and set ablaze in open burn pits. Dangerous chemicals were aerosolized and transported deep into our service members' lungs as the toxic plumes washed over our bases each day. This threat is the new Agent Orange. 

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  • Help Texas Vets!

    Our veterans served honorably overseas, taking the fight to those set on doing us harm. Now, many of our vets are returning home sick with rare cancers and lung disorders. The cause? Open burn pits operated on our military bases.

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  • Protect freedom to elect Texas judges!

    Currently, all Texas state judges are directly accountable to the voters, who entrust them with office. But corporate lobbyists are pushing for the creation of a special “business court” with statewide judges hand-picked by the governor.

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  • Tell Insurance companies to #PayUp!

    When you pay more to purchase insurance to protect yourself from uninsured and underinsured motorists (UM/UIM), you expect your insurance company to pay up after a wreck. But a Texas Supreme Court case called Brainard v. Trinity Universal Insurance complicates things unnecessarily, forcing you to go to court first before your company has to pay you. 

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  • Tweet to Make Hospital Reports Public!

    Patients have a right to know about their care. Decisions about whether to undergo medical procedures are some of the most important decisions in a person's life because the stakes are so high. Which is the right hospital in which to have surgery or treatment? The answers to these questions can be a matter of life and death.

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  • Protect Rideshare Passengers Now!

    When you take a trip in a rideshare vehicle, the corporation and their driver should do everything possible to ensure your safety. But too often, vulnerable passengers are harmed. Reports from big rideshare corporations like Uber and Lyft have shown rapes, sexual assaults, physical assaults, and even fatalities occurring during these trips.

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  • Call Lawmakers to Oppose HB 19 and SB 27!

    Thank you for calling lawmakers to oppose HB 19 and SB 27. Our system will call you (expect a call from a (202) area code number) and automatically connect you to your Texas State Representative, State Senator, and the Lieutenant Governor. Please press star (*) to continue to the next call. 

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  • Stop "Swoop and Settle" Insurance Schemes!

    Insurance companies prey on vulnerable Texans. After a wreck, they often swoop in and try to get you to settle on the cheap before you know the full extent of your damages and medical costs. Stop this dangerous predatory practice! 

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  • Tweet at lawmakers to oppose HB 19 and SB 27!

    Currently, all Texas state judges are directly accountable to the voters, who entrust them with office.

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  • Protect Local Communities Now!

    Public nuisance laws protect property and life in our state, holding wrongdoers like big polluters and opioid pill pushers accountable. These laws have protected local communities for many years, but they are under attack at the Texas Capitol. Corporate lobbyists are pushing for dangerous legal restrictions, which will only lead to more harm. 

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  • Protect Workers Now!

    Victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace should not face any barriers to justice. Unfortunately, in Texas, survivors of this awful behavior in the workplace have to jump through administrative government hoops before taking civil action. And, they are limited by a short 300-day window to take action, rather than the standard 2 years to take action. 

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  • Texas Watch Foundation

    The Texas Watch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public education and research organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information or other ways to give, please contact Amber at 512-381-1111 ext.1 or email at ageorge@texaswatch.org. You may also mail your donation, with a check payable to "Texas Watch Foundation" to PO BOX 42198, Austin, TX 78704.

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  • Share Your Story

    Share Your Story

    Your story can speak volumes. By sharing your struggle to hold your insurance company, health care provider, or corporation accountable, you can help us promote common sense reforms at the Capitol. Tell us your story and help strengthen accountability and safety measures for all Texans.

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