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We Reached Over 1 Million People This Year Thanks to You

Because of your support and the action you have taken, we reached over 1 million people this year, educating them about the fight for their rights.

Thank you to all of our supporters for everything you do.

We will need you to answer the call again in 2019, but for now, from all of us here at Texas Watch, we hope you and yours have a blessed and restful holiday.

The 86th Legislature: Day 1

The 86th Legislature gaveled in yesterday, with the most notable development being a change of leadership in the Texas House. We spoke with friends throughout the Texas Capitol - old and new - and wished them success in the intense months ahead. 

Press Release: Leading Non-Profits Host Documentary Screening to Raise Awareness about Veterans Suffering from Toxic Burn Pit Exposure

Burn Pits 360 and Texas Watch are co-hosting a screening this evening of Delay, Deny, Hope You Die: How America Poisoned Its Soldiers.

Episode 21: Protecting our Veterans' Safety

When Leroy Torres first arrived on the Balad military base in Iraq, he said he immediately noticed the smell. It was coming from the base’s burn pit, a pile of everything disposed of on a base, including trash, medical waste, chemicals, and more, which was set ablaze and burned all day, every day. Soon after arriving in Iraq, Leroy fell ill and doctors didn’t have the answers for his symptoms.

The Rundown: 11/14/17

Auto Repairs, National Arbitration Fight, Hurricane Harvey, #StandForTheSeventh, Great Reporting and Friends in the Fight

Episode 20: Fighting for Safer Auto Repairs

When Marcia and Mathew Seebachan bought their Honda Fit in 2013, they did their homework. But, nothing told them that the car had been previously repaired for hail damage to its roof or that those repairs did not meet manufacturer standards. That shoddy repair work turned out to be pivotal when just four months later, they were struck head-on by a Toyota Tundra truck hydroplaning out of control.

This month, we talked to Marcia about her fight for justice and holding the repair shop and insurance company accountable in court. 

Fighting for Safer Auto Repairs

The fight for safety took a major step forward yesterday.

Arbitration Alert: Call Your Senators Now!

The U.S. Senate is likely to vote as soon as today or tomorrow on whether to roll back important financial protections for consumers and servicemembers. 

The rule, rolled out by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this summer, banned forced arbitration provisions in financial contracts that prevent harmed consumers from banding together in court. This allows consumers to hold wrongdoers fully accountable. But, due to pressure from big bank lobbyists, the new rule may be in jeopardy.