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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Progress Texas Spanish Radio Ad Hits Republicans on DREAM Act

Progress Texas produced a hard-hitting ad on Spanish-language radio knocking Republicans for a vote to deport an estimated 500,000 “DREAMers,” people brought to the US as children who have grown up as productive members of our society. Many Texas voters recognize DREAMers as loved ones and upstanding members of their communities.

The 60-second radio ad, entitled “Deporten a Todos” (Deport them All), begins airing Friday in El Paso.

In a statement, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza said:  Continue reading this post »

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Do Republican Politicians Endorse Anti-Abortion Scare Tactics?

Earlier this week Progress Texas joined forces with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas to release a video containing undercover audio of a training hosted by anti-abortion groups at the State Capitol.

In the video, leaders of four anti-abortion groups operating in cities across the state detail the disturbing intimidation and harassment tactics they use to keep Texas women from accessing safe and legal abortion care—monitoring patients, providers and clinic staff, lining sidewalks outside clinics to dissuade patients from entering clinics, tracking physical descriptions and car license plates of patients, and searching tax records to find locations of new abortion providers. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Undercover Audio Reveals Intimidation Tactics of Texas Anti-Abortion Groups

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas released a video today containing audio from “Keeping Abortion Facilities Closed,” a training hosted by Texas anti-abortion groups at the State Capitol on August 4, 2014. The video reveals the alarming methods anti-abortion activists currently employ to physically intimidate women from accessing safe and legal abortion care. The disturbing tactics outlined by the four speakers in the video include: identifying and monitoring patients, providers and clinic staff, lining sidewalks outside clinics to dissuade patients from entering clinics, tracking and cataloguing the physical descriptions and car license plates of patients, and searching tax records to find locations of new abortion providers. Continue reading this post »

Monday, August 11, 2014
VIDEO: John Oliver Blasts Texas Republicans & Predatory Lender Cronies

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver breaks down the abusive- and often illegal- tactics of payday lenders, the devastating cycle of debt caused by their practices, and the control predatory lender insiders have over state legislatures. And the prime example: Texas, because “apparently even clusterf***s are bigger in Texas.” Continue reading this post »

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Responding to Davis TV Ad, Abbott Doubles Down on Bad Judgment

Senator Wendy Davis exposed Attorney General Greg Abbott's bad judgment in her first statewide television ad of the 2014 governor's race.

But that's not stopping Abbott from doubling-down, even after the company found at fault changed its practices before Abbott's bad judgment.

Friday, August 8, 2014
HB2 on Trial: The Man Behind the Curtain

After sitting through the final day of testimony yesterday it became abundantly clear that Attorney General Greg Abbott and his underlings spend way more time scheming over how to sue the federal government to help their big donors than they do actually preparing for trials that impact the lives of real Texans. In the last trial over HB2, Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) didn’t put on any witnesses. Now we know why. None of them are credible. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, August 7, 2014
HB2 on Trial: State’s Parade of Misinformation

After two days of hearing the plaintiffs’ case—testimony from credentialed and practicing doctors and providers—about why House Bill 2, Texas’ anti-abortion law, should be struck down, the Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott began to present the state’s witnesses yesterday. And wow, it was rough...for the state. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Perry, Cruz and Abbott Speak Before Sexists and Bigots

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, and Greg Abbott have weekend plans to pander to sexists and bigots, happily lie about immigration, and continue their disgusting pattern of divisive partisan politics at the expense of common sense governing.

Here's what's on the agenda: Continue reading this post »

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