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February 23, 2018      2:00 PM

Speaker Straus encourages teachers in his district to get out the vote

After Empower sent letters to educators threatening the ISDs superintendent, Straus said "This group apparently feels threatened by the fact that education leaders are encouraging civic participation."

After Empower Texans over the past week sent letters to employees in multiple school districts asking whether superintendents and school board members were breaking the law by encouraging voting, Speaker Joe Straus said “This group apparently feels threatened by the fact that education leaders are encouraging civic participation.”

In an email to voters in his district, Straus said “I've often said that we need more Texans voting in primaries so that candidates are responsive and accountable to a broader set of Texans and their concerns.”

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