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Messages from Mike - Archive for July 2008

Victory for Renewable Energy and Clean Air

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:01:19 PM

Thank you to everyone who signed our successful petition calling for transmission lines to connect wind and solar power to our cities.

The plan approved by the state PUC will provide affordable energy for Texas families, cleaner air, new "green jobs," and a stronger state economy.

Read more here, check out this video, or listen to NPR's story.

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Celebrating the ADA and Tracking New Legislation

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 9:04:39 PM

This week we celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


We celebrate how it has served the 43 million Americans with disabilities, and served every American by bringing the laws of our nation more in line with our principles.


We also celebrate what happened prior to passage of the ADA, and the thousands of Americans with disabilities who organized, mobilized and insisted that they receive the same rights and opportunities as other Americans.


In that same spirit, Texans must come together to continue working for affordable health care, job opportunities, fair housing and access to education.


While we work for those changes here in Texas, there is also work to do at the federal level right now to ensure that the spirit of the ADA is upheld.  As the U.S. Congress debates amendments to the ADA, you can follow its progress and learn how to get involved here.

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