News

The two-day Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention concluded today with endorsements in statewide, congressional, and legislative contests.
The list may be found here: 
The Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention agenda, which features the only currently scheduled debate among U.S. Senate candidates, is posted. Approximately 400 delegates and guests will work over the two-day event to build power for the 2020 election cycle.

Six Democratic U.S. Senate candidates have accepted invitations to participate in a debate at the Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention.

The 90-minute debate will take place 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governors Row, in South Austin. Participants will include Chris Bell, Amanda Edwards, MJ Hegar, Sema Hernandez, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez and Royce West.

Approximately 400 union delegates and guests are expected to attend. The Texas AFL-CIO is soliciting questions from union members to be included in the debate.

Orginally Published by the Houston Chronicle
Author: Zach Despart


During her longshot campaign in 2018, Lina Hidalgo at times sounded like a candidate for mayor or Congress. With talking points on immigration, criminal justice reform and education, her critics contended she surely misunderstood the role of county judge.

The Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention will feature a U.S. Senate Democratic candidates’ debate, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay announced today.

Check out our greatest hits of 2019. Are you ready for 2020?!

The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) announced endorsements for Nov. 5 special elections and a constitutional proposition vote, setting the stage for stepped-up labor participation in the 2020 election cycle.

The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) announced endorsements for Nov. 5 special elections and a constitutional proposition vote, setting the stage for stepped-up labor participation in the 2020 election cycle.