On March 22, 2020, County Judge Clay Jenkins announced a county-wide order to shelter-in-place (Stay Home) Order through April 3, 2020.  Please see here for further details, including the full video of the shelter-in-place order. States’ Orders, waivers, and additional announcements from the Governor’s office. Dallas County Orders   Testing Information & What to do if you are Sick From the Department of State Health Services: What to do if you’re sick Testing information, symptoms Prevention tips   Mental Health The Mental Health Alliance (MHA) advises “the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017 Contact: Liz Zornes   MALC JOINS SENATE HISPANIC CAUCUS, FAITH AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES TO OPPOSE SANCTUARY CITIES LEGISLATION Leaders oppose tying the hands of local law enforcement and requiring them to enforce federal immigration laws.   Austin, Texas— Today, members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) of the Texas Legislature held a press conference to oppose legislation that would force local compliance with all Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. Joining them were Senator Sylvia Garcia, Chair of the Senate Hispanic Caucus, Bishop Joel Martinez

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes  214- 943-6081 October 3, 2016   Rep. Anchia Appointed to NCSL Labor & Economic Development Committee   DALLAS – Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the National Conference of States Legislature’s (NCSL) Labor and Economic Development Committee by NCSL President and Iowa Senator Mike Gronstal.   The Labor and Economic Development Committee is one of eight standing committees of the NCSL. The Committee covers state and federal issues related to labor, employment, workforce, economic development, international trade and cultural affairs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016   Rep. Anchia Reacts to Modification of Voter ID Law   DALLAS – Today, Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) applauded the decision by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi to modify the discriminatory voter ID law, SB 14, which was passed by the Texas legislature in 2011 and opposed by Rep. Anchia and a majority of Democrats in the legislature. Judge Ramos’ decision was in response to a ruling in August by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which determined that

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS For Immediate Release March 30, 2016 Contact: Liz Zornes Phone: (512) 463-0746office MEDIA ADVISORY Following up on the visits to Cuba by President Obama, and Governor Abbott, the committees on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, and Agriculture & Livestock are meeting jointly to take invited testimony on how Texas could stand to benefit from an open U.S.-Cuba trading relationship.   What:   Joint Committee Hearing on International Trade with Cuba Where: Austin, Texas - Reagan Bldg. Hearing Room JHR 120 When: Thursday, March 31 at 1:30PM Who: Invited testimony from the following experts:    Brian Daniel  Director, Economic

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