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Texas Representative Works to Solve Maternal Mortality

August 1, 2017
For Texas Rep. Shawn Thierry addressing the state's maternal death crisis is a personal issue – she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter. 
Thierry

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
Dan Patrick

The Importance of Planting Lightning Rods

July 28, 2017
The ACA wasn't saved overnight – it happened after seven months of sustained progressive resistance.
ACA Saved

Ted Cruz Meets Betrayal

July 28, 2017
Betrayal is when you represent the state with the highest rate of uninsured in the nation
Ted Cruz

Perry blames Texas maternal mortality on Black women

July 24, 2017
In a public hearing, State Sen. Charles Perry put the blame on Black women for Texas' maternal mortality crisis. Black women in Texas face the greatest risk of dying after childbirth — a rate nearly three times higher than that of white women.

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
36 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women

May 26, 2017
Amidst inaction in prioritizing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis this legislative session, The Afiya Center released a groundbreaking report on the state of Black women in Texas with a briefing at the Capitol.

GOP Plan Would Continue Decades of Expensive Health Care

May 14, 2017
We’ll be poorer. We’ll be sicker. We’ll die sooner.
Trump ACHA

Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle

May 5, 2017
It was a hateful spectacle unlike anything this writer has ever seen. U.S. House Republicans were partying their butts off, gleefully celebrating their vote to deny health care to millions of their fellow Americans.
Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle

Texas GOP Congressmen Sessions and Culberson Vote to Strip Health Care from Millions of Texans

May 5, 2017
Imperiled incumbents Sessions and Culberson threw the lives and health of Texans under the bus, and Congressman Will Hurd did nothing to stop them.
Hurd Culberson Sessions Trumpcare

GOP Health Care Disaster: Texas Congressional Breakdown

March 24, 2017
A breakdown of how many Texans could lose health insurance coverage per congressional district under the GOP health care plan.

FOX 7: GOP Healthcare Analysis

March 13, 2017
Non-partisan analysts with the congressional budget office have released their report on estimated costs and projected coverage for the GOP's proposed healthcare plan. Our own Glenn Smith weighed in on the issue. 
GOP Healthcare

The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.

The GOP Votes for Suffering

January 9, 2017
Congressional Republicans and their co-conspirators around the country are slobbering all over themselves at the prospect of repealing Obamacare.

FOX 7 Debates: Dismantling Obamacare

January 3, 2017
Republicans are hoping to dismantle the Affordable Care Act as soon as possible. Glenn Smith from Progress Texas explains why that's probably a bad idea... 

Uninsured Texans Fear the Worst from Texas Republicans This Session

January 3, 2017
Previewing the #TXLege - how health care coverage is going to change in 2017.
TX Lege Health Care

Point Counter-Point: Texas kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid

December 21, 2016
Progress Texas' executive director Ed Espinoza discusses how Texas' harmful attack on Planned Parenthood is a disservice to women. 

FOX 7 Debate: The Future of Obamacare

November 15, 2016
Phillip Martin joins Fox to discuss the future of Obamacare.

Texas Democrat Donna Howard Discusses Sensible Budget Opportunities for Texas' Future

September 21, 2016
Austin-area Democrat lays out path forward for investing in our state's future
Texas Democrat Donna Howard Discusses Sensible Budget Opportunities for Texas' Future