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Leticia Van De Putte

First African-American Mayor Elected In San Antonio

AP | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Ivy Taylor has been elected mayor of San Antonio, becoming the first African-American elected to the post. Taylor,...

Leticia Van De Putte To Run For Mayor Of San Antonio

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Two weeks after losing her bid for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on W...

Latina Candidates Run In Key States

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 10.26.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in th...

Leticia Van De Putte's Dad Set An Awesome Example For Dads Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, spoke with Texas Monthly about Democrats in Texas, her chances this Nov...

Dem: Women Will Now Be Defined By Their Bosses Thanks To Hobby Lobby

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who gained popularity for calling out her male colleagues for silencing the female representatives in Texas' le...

"Amazing Grace" Garcia and Her Legacy Among Texas Women

Tanene Allison | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Tanene Allison

Grace Garcia was the matriarch of a tight-knit circle of women working to change the face of power in Texas politics.

Fiery Anti-Immigration Republican Shifts Tone To Appeal To Hispanic Voters

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick’s victory over incumbent David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for lieutenant governor on Tuesday night cam...

Eva Longoria, Top DNC Official Work Together To Get Latino Candidates In Office

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress and activist Eva Longoria and the Democratic National Committee's finance chief announced on Monday an effort to raise mil...

Progressive Group Backs Leticia Van De Putte In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive advocacy group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), broadened its political efforts in Texas as it end...

Leticia Van De Putte: 'I Know I'm Up To The Challenge'

Houston Chronicle | David Saleh Rauf | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN -- State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is taking her campaign for lieutenant governor on the road, embarking on a 16-city bus tour that over nine d...

17th Annual LULAC Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is a Huge Success!

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Brent A. Wilkes

The National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is an important annual event for LULAC because it allows our members to participate in discussi...

What Texas Lawmakers Really Achieved for Women

William H. Harwood | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
William H. Harwood

You are to be forgiven if you cannot think of anything that could be called a women's health "legislative achievement" coming out of Texas recently.

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...

Contentious Texas Official Expects This Election To Be His Last

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) said he expects the 2014 election to be his last. At an event sponsored by the Texas Tribune, Dewhurst said he do...

Two Texas Women Aim To Make History In 2014

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two...

State Senator Will Join Wendy Davis On The Campaign Trail

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) announced her bid for lieutenant governor on Saturday. Speaking at the San Antonio College gymnasium befo...

WATCH: Hundreds Pray To Protest Proposed LGBT Anti-Discrimination Legislation

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The City Council of San Antonio, Texas, is currently in the process of considering whether or not to offer nondiscrimination protection for individual...

You Have to Be Really Stupid to Stir Up This Hornet's Nest: Pro-choice Women in Texas Angry as Hell

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.

Abortion Politics, Filibusters, Two New Heroes -- And Five Tips for Anti-Choice Politicians

Steve Heilig | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Steve Heilig

If I were a Texan, and if the anti-choice guys would listen to me or anybody like me, here's what I'd tell them in a nutshell.

In Defense of Unruly Mobs

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

If Americans witness their government abusing power, wouldn't you want them to speak up?

Laura Bassett

Texas Sen: GOP Should Be Investigated For Changing Timestamp On Abortion Vote | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte (D), one of the lawmakers who stood up and defended Sen. Wendy Davis (D) after Davis' 11-hour filibuster of an a...

Our New Hero

Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

While Wendy Davis's fortitude and conviction won the day for women in Texas, she received a huge assist from fellow Democrat Leticia Van De Putte, our...

Texas Abortion Bill Is Dead

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Se...

Dem Lawmaker Burns Male Colleagues During Abortion Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As Republican lawmakers suspended Texas state senator Wendy Davis' marathon filibuster of a contentious abortion bill late Tuesday night, a Democratic...

Political Snowbirds: The Case for Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for Texas Governor

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

State Senator Leticia Van de Putte's future-planning proposals aim to make the world a better place for her grandson. This desire to benefit generations beyond her own, is leadership with a conscience.