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Texas Democrats Unveil 2016 Party Platform

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera
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Texas Tribune

Last month Texas Republicans released their party platform, written at the state GOP convention in Dallas. Now it’s the Lone Star State’s Democrats’ turn to reveal their party’s platform. Here are some highlights, courtesy of The Texas Tribune.

The party lines up with its national counterpart on many broad issues. For example, the Texas Dems would like to provide citizens with the inalienable right to health care and raise the minimum wage to $15. And they declare that people should be free “from government interference in our private lives and personal decisions.”

There are also some issues in the platform that are particular to Texans. The Democrats would like to repeal the state’s highly restrictive photo Voter ID law. They would also like to allow same day and online voter registration and end the redistricting process that has frequently favored the GOP.