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  • August 12, 2016
    The state’s health commission is giving $1.6 million of your taxpayer dollars to an anti-abortion group to provide women’s health and family planning services. The catch is — this group provides ZERO health care services...
  • August 26, 2016
    This election cycle is getting dumber by the day, with claims questioning Clinton's health and now questioning the motives of the Clinton Foundation. Glenn and Ed defended the Clinton Foundation and drew a contrast with a candidate like Clinton who associates with humanitarians versus a candidate like Trump with close ties to Putin and Russia.
  • August 23, 2016
    A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. Lucy Stein, the advocacy director of Progress Texas, discusses the injunction
  • August 19, 2016
    Trump's numbers look bad in the polls. All of them. Our executive director Ed Espinoza gives his take on the recent developments in the presidential race. Will Trump's change in staff help? Probably not. Can he follow through on his promises? Definitely not.
  • August 23, 2016
    A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. Lucy Stein, the advocacy director of Progress Texas, discusses the injunction
  • August 19, 2016
    Trump's numbers look bad in the polls. All of them. Our executive director Ed Espinoza gives his take on the recent developments in the presidential race. Will Trump's change in staff help? Probably not. Can he follow through on his promises? Definitely not.
  • August 18, 2016
    Our Deputy Director Phillip Martin discusses a new poll finding Rick Perry could beat out Ted Cruz in a showdown for US Senate – a lose-lose situation of course.
  • August 17, 2016
    With just a little over 80 days before the presidential election, recent poll numbers show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in every battleground state. Our deputy director Phillip Martin discusses.

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LGBTQ Equality

Marriage equality is the law of land, but the fight for LGBTQ equality in Texas isn’t over. In much of Texas today, it is totally legal to discriminate against gay and transgender people simply based on who they are. The right’s effort to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans — whether it’s under the false banner of “religious freedom” or any other guise — hasn’t let up, and neither will we.

Abortion Access

Over the last four decades, Texas lawmakers have worked to turn back the clock on a woman’s right to access abortion care in our state — injecting their beliefs into our personal decisions. We are part of a movement to that is working to ensure that every Texas woman has the ability to make her own decisions about her health and her family.

Accountability

There’s no shortage of bad behavior to keep in check here in Texas. From committing outright felonies, to misusing taxpayers dollars as their personal piggy banks, elected officials on the right are constantly up to no good. But no politician is above the law, so we’re holding em’ accountable.

Economic Opportunity

The truth is what Texas Republicans have dubbed the “Texas Miracle” hasn’t reached many Texans. Too many working Texans have jobs that pay too little to support themselves or their families. From guaranteeing equal pay for equal work and paid family leave, to raising the minimum wage, we’re working to promote economic opportunity and mobility in our state.

Affordable Health Care

Health care is a right — every Texan deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, more Texans have gained access to health coverage than ever before. But 5 million Texans still don't have insurance, which means we still have a long, long way to go.

Justice

From voting rights and redistricting to marijuana reform and immigration, the fight for justice will inevitably end up in the courts. That's #WhyCourtsMatter, and why supporting movements for justice and standing up for communities of color is central to our work for fairness and opportunity.

Marijuana Policy Reform

Marijuana policy reform is happening in Texas, sooner than most people think. If we change our laws, we can improve public safety, boost our economy, and provide much-needed health care options for struggling Texans. It's a matter of justice, and it's something every Texan should take seriously.

2016 Election

Hackers, walls, plagiarism, glass ceilings shattered – this election season has been anything but ordinary. And more than ever, progressive issues are playing an integral role in Texas politics. We’ve been keeping up with the latest – all the way down the ballot – so you don’t have to.

Who Are We?

Besides being beer enthusiasts

Progress Texas is a public relations shop promoting progressive ideals while also pushing back on bad policies and bad behavior from the right wing.

We focus on issues important to a growing number of people in our state: affordable health care, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, fighting income inequality, marijuana policy reform, and accountability in government.

We are the little shop in Austin promoting some of the biggest issues in Texas.

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