Robert Locander, Richard Shaw, & Kevin Bailey - HOW TEXAS POLITICS REALLY WORKS

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Finally, a Texas truth-telling tale about Lone Star State politics by three authors with over 100 combined years of experience as Austin insiders and outsiders. How Texas Politics Really Works is an uncommon introduction to a subject that is shrouded in economic and governmental myths, This book exposes exactly how Democratic and Republican party leaders, in the past and the present, have ridden herd over the people of Texas in their desire to do the bidding of the rich and powerful. The authors believe that the masses, who have historically received the short end of the rope from elites, can come together to change the state power dynamic through peaceful political action. Knowledge is where it starts, and this book is a long hard look at the reality of Texas politics.

“A lot of lawmakers would give up their cherished parking spaces to have what (Texas Representative) KEVIN BAILEY has going for him: fire in the belly, cleverness, a loyal following, a knack for phrasing a political point, and a booming voice to deliver it.”

–– Texas Monthly July, 1999

“For the past generation, BOB LOCANDER has been on the legal political frontlines for educational employee rights and student interests in the Houston area. He was a plaintiff in the 1980 federal suit against the North Harris County College President and the Board of Trustees over the 1st and 14th Amendment rights of teachers. His campaign work on local elections has contributed to the victories of grassroots challengers over establishment incumbents.”

–– Attorney Chris Tritico Labor and Education Law

“RICHARD SHAW has been the public face of the labor movement for decades in Harris County. No one has done more to advance the interests of working people in the Gulf Coast region. In addition to being a leader of the Street Heat and Justice Bus Action, Shaw founded the first Workers Center in Houston that supported the fight to recover stolen wages and to advance workplace rights and job safety.”

–– President Alan Hall AFT Local 4518

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781532346453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Robert G. Locander - July 22nd, 2017