Texas Democrats Host Friday Press Conference Call to Shed Light on Sequester's Impact in Texas

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'Sequester' is an ugly and ill-defined word, seemingly picked by the Washington elite to divert attention from the disastrous cuts imposed upon the American people last week. Burnt Orange Report's own Emily Cadik explained how the sequester hits Texas viciously, from $67.8 million in education funding losses to $8.7 million in environmental protection funds especially for water.

The Texas Democratic Party is working to expose these devastating cuts to our state in an effort to corral Washington into reversing course.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa to Hold Press Conference Call on Devastating Effects of Sequester in Texas

Will Call on Congressional Republicans to Stop Playing Politics, Start Working with President Obama and Democrats on Balanced Approach to Our Debt and Deficit

Austin, TX  – Gilberto Hinojosa, the Chair of Texas Democratic Party will hold a press conference call on Friday, March 8th at 10:00 AM CT to talk about the devastating effects that the Republican sequester is having on Texas.  

He will call on Texas Congressional Republicans to end the political gridlock and work with President Obama and Democrats on a balanced approach to our debt and deficit and put the interests of our economy and middle class families ahead of tax breaks for the rich.

Sequestration, a series of indiscriminate, debilitating spending cuts will weaken our economic recovery and hurt job creation, the middle class, and military readiness.

WHAT:                 Press conference call on negative effects of sequester and Texas Republicans refusal to work on a balanced compromise to reduce our deficit.

WHO:                                   Gilberto Hinojosa

Texas Democratic Party Chair

WHEN:                  Friday, March 8th at 10:00 AM CT

CALL INFO:             Participant Dial In: (888) 527 0604        

Conference ID: 21144745

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Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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