Fred Lewis

Fred Lewis is founder and president of Texans Together Education Fund, a nonprofit that trains lower income grassroots leaders and civically engages them in improving their communities.

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The Next 60: The Progressive Moment is Now

by | Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm CST
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Three Campaign Reform Myths

Texans know that democracy is being undermined at the Capitol in Austin by big money. Texans want to restore their sovereignty but many are hesitant to act because they buy the myths of reform opponents that nothing can be done. … Read More

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Taking Back the Owner's Box

We have a full-blown, Texas-size political scandal underway. Big corporate money from the Texas Association of Business (TAB) and Texans for a Republican Majority (TRM) pervaded and thoroughly corrupted our 2002 elections. The voices of average people in Texas—never heard … Read More

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Fixing a Hole

How do we fix the TAB mess? Texas needs two major campaign finance reforms to restore Texas democracy and to end the corporate domination of our elections. Texans should begin by demanding that the Legislature next session close the loopholes … Read More

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Can Texas Attorneys General Serve the Public and Their Donors?

How many people would retain a lawyer who took millions of dollars from their litigation opponents? The Texas Attorney General–who takes millions of dollars in political contributions from lawyers and litigants to win office–operates with such conflicts every day. Leading … Read More

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