Dr. Cathy McAuliffe

2024 Democratic Candidate for Texas State House Representative (District 32)

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Policy Position Statement: School Vouchers

As a product of public schools, I am a proponent of public education and opposed to school vouchers. They undercut public education, are inequitable, stretch the boundaries of the separation of church and state, and run counter to the mandates of the Texas Constitution. Gov. Abbott is a proponent of school vouchers, which allow parents […]

Policy Position Statement: TWIA

Living on or near the coast offers many advantages, but for coastal-area residents, bad weather can mean more than just having to hunker down inside our homes for the duration. When a hurricane – or a tornado or a thunderstorm or a strong wind – hits coastal areas, residents often face extensive repair costs. Of […]

Policy Position Statement: The Border Crisis and Immigration

We have a border crisis and problems with our current immigration system – there’s no question about that. However, there are no easy answers for resolving these complex issues. If we are to even begin to find a livable answer to border and immigration problems, we must be willing to listen to the people directly […]

Policy Position Statement: Gun Safety

When will enough be enough? As of early January 2024, four people had been killed and 20 more had been injured in mass shootings – and that doesn’t even include deaths from other kinds of gun violence. Gun violence is now the number-one killer of children – more than vehicle accidents. Since the beginning of […]

Policy Position Statement: Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Women make up 50% of the population in Texas, and yet only 30% of Texas state legislators are women. The unfortunate result is that women’s rights often are not only ignored in our state but are undermined. One of the most important rights that women should have concerns health care. I stand firmly in support […]

Policy Position Statement: Voting Rights

The right to vote is the bedrock of our democratic republic. Unfortunately, gerrymandering – manipulating an electoral constituency’s boundaries to favor one group or political party – often makes it challenging for citizens to elect candidates who represent their interests. Minority communities and historically marginalized groups frequently feel the impact of gerrymandering, which violates the […]