Ashley Lopez

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Ashley Lopez appears in the following:

Gerrymandering As A Campaign Issue

Sunday, July 15, 2018

After the Supreme Court declined to make a decision about whether partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, the issue is becoming a campaign issue for Democrats around the country.


Fearing Deportation, Some Immigrants Opt Out Of Health Benefits For Their Kids

Friday, June 22, 2018

A growing number of American children are losing out on Medicaid — and other programs — because their parents are undocumented immigrants and fear detainment and deportation.


Health Care Providers Say Title X Change Would Restrict Access To Family Planning Services

Friday, May 18, 2018

Family planning clinics in Texas say that the Trump administration's proposed rules will further hamper their ability to provide family planning services in a state that has high teen pregnancy rates.


Many Electronic Voting Machines Are Not Secure. One County Is Trying To Fix That

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Most electronic voting machines don't create a paper trail but voting officials in Austin are trying to marry the convenience of electronic machines with a paper trail that can be audited.


Texas Works To Create A More Secure Electronic Voting System

Thursday, May 10, 2018

There are concerns electronic voting machines can be hacked. In Austin, election officials are trying to create more secure machines but their efforts have been stymied by the voting machine industry.


Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

Friday, April 20, 2018

Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they have a big stake in how guns are regulated.


Birth Control Apps Find A Big Market In 'Contraception Deserts'

Monday, March 26, 2018

For some U.S. women who buy hormonal contraception via an app, it's all about convenience — birth control pills in the mail, without an office visit. But in Texas there's much more to it.


Austin Community Enacting New Security Measures After Series Of Bombings

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As authorities in Texas investigate the explosion of what is believed to be a fifth bomb, people in Austin are worried. Schools, businesses and residents are putting new security measures in place.


In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.


Facing Discrimination In Public Life, Latinos Stay Positive About Government

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Even as 1 in 7 Latinos says he or she has encountered discrimination while voting or participating in politics, 60 percent of Latinos report that local government represents their views well.


Federal Court Prepares To Consider Texas Gerrymandering Case

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Next week a federal court will consider whether Texas should change its political boundaries before the 2018 election. Courts had ruled that previous congressional and statehouse districts discriminated against minorities. But plaintiffs in this case argue the current maps haven't fixed that problem.


Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan

Friday, March 17, 2017

Advocates on both sides of the aisle say the GOP health care bill will be bad for Texas because it will lead to more people without coverage and punish the state because it did not expand Medicaid.


In Texas, Activists Enforce Election Rules In Place Of Federal Monitors

Friday, October 28, 2016

Federal officials no longer have the legal tools they once had to enforce the Voting Rights Act. So in Texas, it's up to non-profits to monitor the state's compliance with federal law and recent court rulings.


Texas Governor Announces Decision To Leave Refugee Resettlement Program

Friday, September 30, 2016

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program over safety concerns. But that doesn't mean refugees will no longer be resettled in Texas.


Justice Department: New Texas Voter ID Rules Are Misleading To Voters

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Texas lost a lengthy legal battle over its voter ID law and had to change its rules. Now the Department of Justice says the state is misleading voters about what those new rules are.


Justice Department Says Texas Is Misleading Voters In ID Law Re-Education

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.


11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.


Anti-Trump Climate Hovers Over Texas Republican Convention

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Texas Republicans overwhelmingly backed Ted Cruz for president but as they gather for their annual convention party faithful will have to decide how much they want to get behind Donald Trump.


Texans Warn Amped Up Rhetoric Is Erasing Republicans' Progress With Latinos

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

As recently as two years ago, Republican candidates in Texas have drawn more than 40 percent of the Latino vote. Now, one strategist says national candidates have a "head in the sand" mentality.


Kentucky's New Governor Could Roll Back Medicaid, Even As State Benefits

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Jackson County resident Angel Strong is on Medicaid, the health program for low-income Americans, but voted for Matt Bevin because she believe too many people in Jackson County rely on the government.