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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
On Indictment, What Rick Perry Hopes We Don't Notice

Former Governor Rick Perry is at it again with his old antics of pretending he is “above the law.” But here’s the catch - no one is buying what his high-priced legal team is selling. Continue reading this post »

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rick Perry just responded to losing yet another challenge on his bribery indictment.

In the statement to the press, Perry and his high-priced lawyers continued to misrepresent the charges against the former Governor. This case is not about Perry's right to veto anything. Perry offered money for the resignation of an elecfted official. This is the crime he committed, and for which he is charged.

In fact, the complaint was filled before Perry issued the veto.

The veto talk is just a smokescreen and Rick Perry knows this - just see his remarks from last August in New Hampshire:

Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rick Perry Loses Indictment Challenge. Again.

A state district judge threw out another technicality argument from Rick Perry’s high-priced legal team today, clearing the way for the case to proceed in court. Back in November, the judge threw out the first technicality argument made by Perry’s legal team. Continue reading this post »

Monday, January 26, 2015
John Cornyn Uses New Power as Senate Chairman to Drop Civil Rights from Committee Name

Seriously? 

Texas Senator John Cornyn's first act as Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights was to strike the words "Civil Rights and Human Rights" from the title of the committee. We can hardly believe it ourselves.

From the Huffington Post: Continue reading this post »

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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On Roe Anniversary, Texans Unite in Fight for Abortion Access

More than four decades after the 1973 Supreme Court landmark decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion throughout the country, women's access to safe and legal abortion remains under political attack at both the federal and state level. Though efforts to restrict access continue, so does the fight to restore reproductive freedom.

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Heather Busby, Executive Director: Continue reading this post »

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Texans Deserve Minimum Wage and Equal Pay

Last night, during his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to create opportunity for Americans by raising the federal minimum wage and ensuring that women get equal pay for equal work. President Obama focused on our responsibility to revive the fading prospect of the American Dream. This session, Texas lawmakers have filed many bills aimed at addressing these critical income inequality issues and correcting this injustice. Continue reading this post »

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Republicans on the Attack: Use Religion to Discriminate

Right-wing conservatives in Texas are continuing their assault on local laws that protect LGBTQ Texans from discrimination, cloaking their harmful and unjust attacks under the guise of religious freedom. Continue reading this post »

Friday, January 16, 2015
Fighting for Progress Is Like Being a Dallas Cowboys Fan

Since the election, a lot of pundits have taken opportunities to provide their analysis on what happened in 2014 and what is next for progressives in Texas.

Here at Progress Texas, we are continuing to build a platform to serve as the voice for a new majority. Whether it's standing for strong Medicaid expansion, promoting equal pay, encouraging marijuana policy reform or holding politicians accountable for bad policy and bad behavior, our work continues. Continue reading this post »

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