At the end of 2015, we hosted a holiday reception in Austin to commemorate five years of standing up for progressive values. We were joined by friends and allied organizations from around the state as we honored two progressive champions, Dave Glassco and State Representative Celia Israel.
We had a busy year in 2015, from the legislative session to general issue advocacy, and from local elections to the presidential election.
Along the way we generated 30 million online impressions, published more than 200 original blog articles, appeared in 111 news stories, saw our social media following double, and cultivated a community of 100,000 subscribers.
Thanks to our friends and supporters who have helped us become one of the fastest growing progressive networks in the state - together we're building the voice for a new majority in Texas!
Amber Davis, Board Member of Texas Research Institute
Kathy Miller, Texas Freedom Network;
Harold Cook, Time Warner Cable's "Capital Tonight"
James Aldrete, MAP and Board Member of Texas Research Institute, with wife Elma
Team NARAL - Sharmeen Aly, Zoe Lichtenheld, Emily Martin & Drew Stanley
Manny Garcia, Texas Democratic Party;
Elizabeth Doyel, Texas League of Conservation Voters
Neesha Davé, Austin City Council staff;
Beth Hernandez, The Pivot Group and outgoing Board Chair of Texas Research Institute;
Phillip Martin, Progress Texas
Rachel Jacobson, Shift;
Fatimah Gifford, Whole Woman's Health
Laurie Felker Jones, Annie's List;
Scott Pollard, Hill & Knowlton Strategies
View of Austin City Hall from Anniversary Party at Malverde
Rep. Celia Israel, Honoree
Jax Shipley, Taylor Wilson & Scott LaRock, Texas NORML;
Greg Hansch, NAMI Texas
Vince Harding, Travis County Democratic Party
Crystal Perkins, Javier Gamboa, & Cliff Walker of the Texas Democratic Party, with Adrienne Donato
Laurie Felker Jones & Genevieve Van Cleve, Annie's List;
Sushma Smith, Texas Senate staff;
Dyana Limon-Mercado, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Amanda Nelson, Texas AFT;
Ed Martin, Texas State Teachers Association;
Kathleen Thompson, Progress Texas Member;
Javier Gamboa, Texas Democratic Party
J.D. Gins, Travis County Democratic Party;
Crystal Perkins, Texas Democratic Party
Thanks to all the sponsors of our 5th Anniversary Party!
Progress Texas Team
Our Honoree and Progress Texas Board Member Dave Glassco and his guest Dixie, with Ed Espinoza of Progress Texas
Mark Corcoran, Lucy Stein & Phillip Martin, Progress Texas
Sarah Gutierrez, Progress Texas
Marissa Jones, Progress Texas, with Chris Perkins
Emily Williams, Austin Adams, & Karen Kelly
Lauren Serota & Matt Wright
Holly & Ryan
Paige & Stella
Jason Stanford, Jeff Rotkoff, Sonia VanMeter, Glenn Smith, Jeff Crosby