Mary Tuma

Staff Writer

Mary Tuma previously wrote for the Texas Independent, the American Independent News Network, and San Antonio Current. Her work has appeared in The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post, Salon, Alternet, and more. Tuma focuses on politics, women's health care, and social justice issues. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Lege Lines: Sen. José Menéndez Stands Up for Military Bases, and Against Trump
Lege Lines: Sen. José Menéndez Stands Up for Military Bases, and Against Trump
San Antonio Democrat introduces resolution to protect funds for Texas military being diverted to border wall construction

News, March 21, 2019

Lege Lines: Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood ... Again
Lege Lines: Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood ... Again
Senate committee advances bill targeting Downtown clinic

News, March 21, 2019

Lege Lines: “Born Alive” Bills Filed
Lege Lines: “Born Alive” Bills Filed
National right-wing moral panic over “infanticide” hits Texas

News, March 13, 2019

Dawnna Dukes Finds Herself on the Wrong Side of the Texas Ethics Commission Again
Dawnna Dukes Finds Herself on the Wrong Side of the Texas Ethics Commission Again

News, March 13, 2019

GOP Speech Bill Sides With Alt-Right Activists
GOP Speech Bill Sides With Alt-Right Activists
Senate Bill 18 to protect “free expression” from campus provocateurs

News, March 13, 2019

Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez Steps Down
Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez Steps Down
Embattled CEO/founder departs amid protests, investigations

News, March 11, 2019

SXSW: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left
SXSW: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
AOC: Democratic Socialism is about prioritizing people, not profits

SXSW, March 10, 2019

Jokes Aside, Trevor Noah Actually Wants To Inform You
SXSW: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
The Daily Show host on the 5:30pm curse and comedy in the Trump era

SXSW, March 9, 2019

Women Empowered: Five SXSW Panel Picks
Women Empowered: Five SXSW Panel Picks

News, March 7, 2019

“Troubling Data” From APD on ICE
“Troubling Data” From APD on ICE
Austin police assisted or cooperated with immigration officials nearly 600 times between January and December 2018

News, March 7, 2019

Senate Delivers First Blow to Paid Sick Leave
Senate Delivers First Blow to Paid Sick Leave
SB 15, the boy who cried "voter fraud!" advance, and other Lege news

News, March 7, 2019

Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
“Trust. Respect. Access.” campaign combines progressive forces

News, March 6, 2019

T. Don Hutto Detention Center Still Open
T. Don Hutto Detention Center Still Open
Controversial private prison contracts directly with ICE to house women seeking asylum

News, Feb. 28, 2019

Lege Lines: Do It for the Kids
Lege Lines: Do It for the Kids
House Dems lay out school finance plan

News, Feb. 28, 2019

Abortion Clinic Displaced by Crisis Pregnancy Center
Abortion Clinic Displaced by Crisis Pregnancy Center
Whole Woman's Health will now be the new home to Austin LifeCare

News, Feb. 28, 2019

Crisis Pregnancy Center Pushed Out Abortion Provider Whole Woman’s Health
Crisis Pregnancy Center Pushed Out Abortion Provider Whole Woman’s Health
Anti-abortion CPC to replace reproductive health clinic

News, Feb. 22, 2019

Lege Lines: A Win for Brewers, a Scam for Paxtons, and More
Lege Lines: A Win for Brewers, a Scam for Paxtons, and More
This bill's for you

News, Feb. 21, 2019

David Whitley Apologizes for
David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List
Three lawsuits later, Texas secretary of state basically says "whoops"

News, Feb. 21, 2019

Whole Woman's Health Caught Up in Anti-Abortion Turf War
Whole Woman's Health Caught Up in Anti-Abortion Turf War
Longtime Austin clinic forced to relocate

News, Feb. 21, 2019

"Rosie's Law" Takes Bold Stand for Choice, Women's Health
Sheryl Cole's bill would cover abortion care for Medicaid enrollees

News, Feb. 15, 2019

Lege Lines: Senate Still Hasn’t Confirmed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley
Lege Lines: Senate Still Hasn’t Confirmed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley
Architect of recent "voter fraud" fiasco shifts blame to DPS

News, Feb. 14, 2019

Lege Lines: GOP Sharpens Its Claws for Paid Sick Leave With SB 15
Lege Lines: GOP Sharpens Its Claws for Paid Sick Leave With SB 15
"Consistent Employment Regulations Act" would dismantle city's right to protect workers

News, Feb. 14, 2019

Lege Lines: Full-Day Pre-K Tops School Wish List
Lege Lines: Full-Day Pre-K Tops School Wish List
Bipartisan support emerges for plan to fund full-day pre-kindergarten

News, Feb. 14, 2019

Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Whitley ducks blame during contentious confirmation hearing

News, Feb. 8, 2019

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion

News, Feb. 7, 2019

Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit
Voter Purge Debacle Cont.
"They basically accused me of committing fraud"

News, Feb. 5, 2019

Far-Right Texas Legislator Files Bill to Completely Outlaw Abortion
Far-Right Texas Legislator Files Bill to Completely Outlaw Abortion
HB 896 too fanatical even for extreme anti-choice groups

News, Feb. 4, 2019

Special Election Fills One of Three Vacant Seats in Texas House
Special Election Fills One of Three Vacant Seats in Texas House
Dem Art Fierro wins HD 79 while Houston's HD 145 goes to runoff

News, Jan. 31, 2019

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy

News, Jan. 31, 2019

Sex and the Senate
Sex and the Senate
What will it take to curb sexual harassment at the Texas State Capitol?

News, Jan. 24, 2019

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