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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Intern Spotlight: Harrison DuBose

    To say we couldn't do it without our amazing session interns is an understatement! We've been blessed to have Harrison helping out with a variety of legislative tasks this session. Thank you, Harrison, for all of your hard work! 

Latest from Eye on Texas

  • Texas Watch Named EveryAction's Hero of the Month

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Texas Watch is proud to be chosen as EveryAction's Hero of the Month. Deputy Director, Tara Lee spoke with Rohita, a Marketing Strategist at EveryAction, to talk about current policy issues and how they work to bridge the divide between their community and the political process. 

    Read the entire interview here: https://blog.everyaction.com/our-everyaction-hero-texas-watch

  • Intern Spotlight: Julia Mandel

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    To say we couldn't do it without our amazing session interns is an understatement! We've been blessed to have Julia heading up crucial research for us this session. Thank you, Julia, for all of your hard work!

    Julia is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Psychological & Brain Sciences. After working with one too many test tubes and fruit flies, she ruled out a career in neuroscience research. She realized her passion lies in fighting for social justice and racial equity, and she moved back to her home state of Texas. 

  • In Depth: Auto Legislation

    In Depth with Ware Wendell

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    We pay over $20 billion in premiums to auto insurance companies each year. Many insurance carriers take advantage of Texas families through gotcha policies, pressure tactics, and deny, delay, underpay schemes.

    Four bills at the Texas Capitol will crack down on this abuse. Learn more and take a few seconds to add your name to the petition in support of these great consumer bills.

  • Fill the Boot Fundraising Campaign

    Help Us Fill the Boot!

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    The 86th Legislative Session is underway, and Texas Watch is on the front lines fighting for working families, consumers, and patients and opposing those who seek special privileges for special interests. 

    Texas Watch is the only citizen-led consumer advocacy group in our state that advocates on these crucial issues, standing for the 7th Amendment. We’ve had the honor of being in this fight for 20 years, and we wouldn’t be here without our generous supporters and partners in the fight like youJames.

  • Session Update #2

    Session Update #2

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Things are moving fast at the Texas Capitol.

  • Insurance Committee Hearing on HB 259

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Exec. Dir. Ware Wendell testified today in the House Insurance Committee in favor of HB 259 that would make our roads safer by eliminating dangerous Phantom Policies also known as Named Driver Policies. 

    When wrecks happen, Texans rely on insurance to help them get back on their feet, but families are too often finding themselves unprotected and hung out to dry by insurers selling these junk phantom policies.