Texas voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 ahead of a special statewide election. Voters won’t vote on candidates, but on whether to change the state’s constitution in eight constitutional amendments.
Author: Dalton Pastorius
Each year, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The month consists of celebrating and highlighting the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic American citizens whose actions have made a forever lasting impact on the world. These are a few Hispanic influential figures curated by us at Talon.
Issei Sagawa was born on April 26, 1949, in Kobe, Japan. The young boy was born into a fairly wealthy family with his father being a successful businessman at Kurita Water Industries. At an early age, he was diagnosed with a disease that infected his small intestine that was later cured after years of treatment. The diagnoses led him to be an introvert and loner at a young age, one who excelled in school with a fascination with literature.
On Oct. 8 President Joe Biden became the first U.S president to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day. The first ever act came in a presidential proclamation to celebrate the contributions of Native peoples to the United States.
Thousands descended onto the front steps of the Tarrant County Courthouse on Oct. 2nd to advocate for reproductive justice in America. Fort Worth and cities across all 50 states joined together to advocate against stricter abortion laws in support of a woman’s right to choose.
During part of the Supreme Court’s regular COVID-19 testing protocols Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, tested positive for COVID-19. The breakthrough infection was discovered Thursday, Sept. 30, and is to be the first known case of COVID-19 amongst the Justices.
Since taking office, President Joe Biden has yet to pass a major democratic bill, this could all change with the proposed spending bill in the House. The Biden-Harris campaign in 2020 ran on the Build Back Better Plan Platform, which is a series of bills that cover a variety of problems. From infrastructure, expanding healthcare, and the plans to solve the climate change crisis, the Build Back Better Plan is a keystone in this administration’s legacy.
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama break ground on their new presidential library side by side. Beginning one of the final steps in a long process, the two start construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.