Thursday, October 23, 2014
New Poll: Texas Latino Voters Support Abortion Access

New polling data released by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health indicates that the conservative myth regarding Latino attitudes toward abortion is completely false.

A large majority of Latino likely voters hold supportive, nonjudgmental views on abortion. A sizeable majority also expressed opposition to state laws—like Texas’ draconian HB2—that restrict access to abortion care. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Beautiful Disaster - The Republican Hoax of the Texas Miracle
Republicans like to talk about a "Texas Miracle," in which conservative policies were a magic wand waved over the land that created a mystical utopia. It sounds like quite the tall tale - and that's because it is.
We call it a "Beautiful Disaster."
Falling high school graduation rates, last in the country in health care coverage, at the bottom in voter turnout and at at the bottom in air quality. Texas might need a miracle just to turn things around.
But invoking their best used car salesman skills, Texas Republicans for years have been ignoring these truths, painting over the ugly parts and selling broken policies as new.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Progress Texas 2014 Voter Guide

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Your vote can make a difference!

Simply put, Republicans are against all of the issues that we care about. See 46 more reasons not to vote for them by checking out our recent Progress Texas Anti-Endorsement post.

Below are more specific rundowns for key down-ballot races across Texas: Continue reading this post »

Saturday, October 18, 2014
A Confusing Yet Back-handed Endorsement of Abbott

While major papers are enthusiastically endorsing Wendy Davis— like the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman — the Dallas Morning News has a very curious editorial that goes the other way...kind of. Continue reading this post »

Friday, October 17, 2014
Progress Texas Anti-Endorsements
Here at Progress Texas we typically promote issues over candidates. However in this year's election we are taking particular issue with a shockingly horrible Republican ticket. To put it simply, the Republican candidates are terrible on every issue that we care about.
The "Progress Texas Anti-Endorsements" is a comprehensive list of why no one should vote for these men.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Texas: Sick of Republicans Blocking Access to Affordable Care

While Republicans have made it clear that they oppose even the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, what they have not made clear is why they refuse to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage to those who need it most. Expanding Medicaid consists of accepting federal funds to cover those most in need. By denying expansion, we are essentially ceding our funds to other states.

Texas has more uninsured people than any other state in the nation. Nearly 1 out of 4 Texans is without access to affordable care. Yet Republican ideology offers staunch opposition to health care reform without any reasonable alternative, leaving the most vulnerable Texans to suffer. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Texas Women Need to Vote in 2014

10. Your vote can make a difference.

Women have the power to decide elections, but only if you show up to vote. During midterm elections—when we elect our governor in Texas—too many women don’t show up at the polls to make their voices heard. Ten million single women who voted in 2008 didn’t vote in the 2010 midterm election. This is the first time in 12 years—yes, 12 long years—Rick Perry won’t be on the ballot for governor. Continue reading this post »


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