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Texas GOP Lawmaker Matt Shaheen Hid Affiliation with Anti-Choice Non-Profit that Misled Women

By Chai Karve on August 24, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen (HD-66) serves on the board of Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, an extreme anti-choice organization that owns and operates crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) -- facilities explicitly designed to lure or confuse people who may be seeking an abortion or other critical reproductive health care. Rep. Shaheen potentially committed a misdemeanor by not disclosing his board position. 

Education | Texas

GOP Rep. Lynn Stucky Oversees Extremist Anti-LGBTQ Organization

By Chai Karve on July 22, 2020.

Since 2002, Texas Republican Representative Lynn Stucky (HD-64) has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Kanakuk Institute, an extremist anti-LGBTQ religious education program that requires students and staff to abide by a homophobic and discriminatory code of conduct. 

Accountability | Texas

Dallas-Area GOP Lawmakers Left Nursing Homes Defenseless Against COVID-19

By Cole Driver on April 23, 2020.

In 2017, as Texas faced a nursing home staffing crisis, three Dallas-area GOP State Representatives, Angie Chen Button (Dist. 112), Jeff Leach (Dist. 67), and Matt Shaheen (Dist. 66) voted against a critical bill that would have availed new funding to nursing homes, allowing them to hire staff and increase wages.