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Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

May 1, 2017
If the Texas Legislature is going to waste time, they should do so on something less mean-spirited, less regressive and less discriminatory.
Glenn Statesman

So Much for GOP’s Sanctimonious ‘Rule of Law’ Chant

April 27, 2017
The So-Called ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Is Clearly Unconstitutional and the GOP Knows It.
quorum report

Gun Rights Extremists Push to Repeal Mandatory Gun Licensing

April 20, 2017
GOP legislators focus on unlicensed carry, ignoring law enforcement.
Gun Sense Action

Why Texas' Mandatory Campus Sexual Assault Reporting Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good

April 14, 2017
College sexual assault groups and survivors are encouraging Texas lawmakers to oppose Senate Bill 576
Not on my campus

FOX 7 Debate: How Beto O'Rourke can beat Ted Cruz

April 3, 2017
Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke was in Austin over the weekend making a push for the U.S. Senate. He plans to challenge Senator Ted Cruz in November 2018. But can a Democrat win in Texas?
Beto O'Rourke

The Case of the Stolen Donuts

April 3, 2017
The proposed ban on straight-ticket voting may lead to renewed federal supervision of voting laws.
Glenn QR

FOX 7 Debate: ICE Retaliation Raids

March 21, 2017
A federal judge in Austin says ICE officials told him a major ICE operation was ordered because of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez's so-called "sanctuary city" policies at the county jail.
ICE raids

Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees
Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

Bathroom Bill Badness: $5 Million in Taxpayer Money for Sen. Lucio’s “Bathroom Bill” Yes Vote?

March 19, 2017
The lone Senate Democrat to support the “bathroom bill” was accused by many in his own party of being a “complete sellout.”
Glenn quote

FOX 7: Committee asks Justice Department for wiretapping evidence

March 14, 2017
The House Intelligence Committee is asking the Justice Department to provide evidence President Trump was wiretapped during the election by March 20.
Trump and Wire Tap

FOX 7 Debate: Response to Trump's Congressional Address

March 2, 2017
President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night about what he wants to accomplish during his time in the White House. Our executive director Ed Espinoza discusses.
Trump's Congressional Speech

Texas Progressive Rep. Anchia Takes Incredible Stand on House Floor

March 1, 2017
On the first day of debate on the Texas House floor, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D- Dallas) took to the mic to deliver an incredibly powerful speech blasting Texas Republicans’ anti-immigrant agenda.  Watch his response to an amendment that would have barred Child Protective Services payments to any caregivers who are undocumented immigrants.
Rep. Anchia

FOX 7 Debate: Texas Republicans Targeting Teachers Paychecks

February 15, 2017
Dozens of educators and government employees went to the capitol this week to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 13, also known as the Union Dues Bill. If passed, it would eliminate some state workers' ability to use payroll deduction for union dues.
Teacher Union

CNN: SCOTUS Nominee "disheartened by attacks on the courts"

February 9, 2017
Trump's SCOTUS nominee Judge Gorsuch, behind closed doors, said he was "disheartened by attacks on the courts". Trump, of course, said the comment did not refer to his own recent insults of the courts.    Progress Texas executive director Ed Espinoza discusses the thickening plot on CNN.
CNN SCOTUS Nominee

Texas Muslim Capitol Day

January 31, 2017
Texas Muslims gathered at the Capitol to meet with legislators for an advocacy day. Thousands of peaceful protectors of all faiths stood in solidarity. #nobannowall
Texas Muslim Capitol Day

We Will Respect Trump When Trump Respects Us

January 20, 2017
Does anyone see any sign in Trump that he respects any of us, Republican, Democrat or Independent?
Inauguration 2017

Point Counter-Point: Sending a message on Trump's Inauguration

January 18, 2017
More than three dozen Democrats, including some from Texas, take a stand against Trump's agenda and boycott his inauguration. 

"Liberty and Justice for All" is not a tall tale

January 13, 2017
Demanding a fair shot for all at a life of dignity and prosperity is what progressives have been about all along

A Guide to Inauguration Resistance Events in Texas

January 13, 2017
Find an event near you and join the resistance.
Texas Inauguration Resistance Events Trump