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    Texas

The Candidates

Governor:

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State Senator Wendy Davis (D)

  • Wendy Davis is committed to making life better for working families in Texas by investing in education, energy, and job creation.
  • She fought to prevent more than $5 billion in cuts to public schools which led to school closings, teacher layoffs, and overcrowded classrooms.
  • She supports equal pay legislation that will guarantee women are never paid less than men for doing the same work.

Attorney General Greg Abbott (R)

  • Greg Abbott is against raising the minimum wage.
  • In Texas, women make 70 cents to a man’s dollar. Greg Abbott has said he will veto common-sense legislation that ensures women are paid as much as men for doing the same work.
  • He referred to hardworking Texas Latino families living on the border as part of the “third world.”

 

Lieutenant Governor:

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Leticia Van De Putte (D)

With two decades of experience in the Texas Legislature Leticia Van de Putte has built a strong record of working with both Democrats and Republicans to get results. She understands that Texas will only succeed if its working families are able to succeed.

 

 

Dan Patrick (R)

Dan Patrick’s campaign has been hyper-partisan as he continually places the extreme platforms of his party above the true needs of Texas families. He once referred to the influx of undocumented immigrants as an “illegal invasion” and has been quoted saying that undocumented immigrants bring “third-world diseases” like leprosy and tuberculosis into the U.S.

Other endorsements

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Carol Donovan, House Dist. 107

UFCW supports Carol Donovan because she fights for worker safety and pay equity. Donovan has years of experience in mediation and will be a strong voice for North Texas working families.

Susan Motley, House Dist. 105

Susan Motley supports raising the minimum wage and allowing cities the power to give workers the right to paid sick days. Her experience as a disability rights attorney made her realize that workers across Texas need a bigger voice in Austin. UFCW supports Susan because she has been and will continue to be a champion for workers.


Election Information

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Register to Vote in Texas: the deadline to register is Monday, October 6, 2014.

Early and absentee voting in Texas:

  • You can vote early in person beginning Monday, October 20, 2014. The last day of early voting is Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • The period to apply for a ballot by mail is Friday, September 5, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014. Your county’s Early Voting Clerk must receive your application by October 24.
  • Completed mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day (November 4).

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