2020 Student Op-Ed Contest Now Open!

The Baines Report’s student op-ed writing contest is open! All students at the University of Texas are eligible to submit an article. Rules and Instructions: Op-eds must be between 500 and 625 words. Op-eds may cover any topic. Op-eds must be submitted by Nov. 6 at...

A Conversation with Leading Latino Strategist Chuck Rocha

On September 15, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Latino Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin invited Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha, former senior advisor to Bernie Sanders and architect of the campaign’s success with...

LBJ School Hosts Latino Strategist Chuck Rocha to Speak on the 2020 Election

As 2020 marks the first election cycle in which Latinos are the largest minority electorate, politicians and political pundits grapple with how and to what extent this voting block will impact the ballot box in November.  On September 15, the Lyndon B. Johnson School...

Stacey Abrams Talks Voter Suppression at Texas Tribune Festival

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams joined Alexa Ura of the Texas Tribune to discuss voter suppression and the upcoming election. The event, held on National Voter Registration Day, was part of this...

Democracy Vouchers Empower Voters, Lessen Big Donor Influence

Out of the 535 members of Congress, only 11 receive a majority of their campaign funds from small donors. Seattle’s 2017 Democracy Vouchers program reversed this trend, resulting in an election where 87 percent of all contributions were from small donors. Moving...

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