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May 20, 2019Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about Joe Biden in Pennsylvania and who can take credit for the growing economy these past years (hint: not Trump).
May 15, 2019We’re LIVE from the Capitol to demand our lawmakers #StopSB9. This latest attack on voting rights in Texas is indefensible. TAKE ACTION NOW.
May 15, 2019Tara Pohlmeyer and Charlie Bonner break down why we're against the omnibus Senate Bill 9, which would slow down our voting process in Texas. There’s still time to TAKE ACTION.
May 15, 2019We’re LIVE from the Capitol with the People’s Hearing. Voters from across the state are here to rally against the dangerous Senate Bill 9.
May 14, 2019We’re with our friends from Planned Parenthood Texas Votes to talk about how Senate Bill 22 must be stopped at the Legislature. Join our petition to tell lawmakers to #StopSB22 and show you’re for #CareNoMatterWhat.
May 14, 2019Tara Pohlmeyer, our Communications Associate here at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss the bill that blatantly attacks anti-LGBTQIA+ residents, as well as big bills we’re watching as session winds down.
We fight fearlessly for progressive policies
Marriage equality is the law of land, but the fight for LGBTQ equality in Texas isn’t over. In much of Texas today, it is totally legal to discriminate against gay and transgender people simply based on who they are. The right’s effort to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans — whether it’s under the false banner of “religious freedom” or any other guise — hasn’t let up, and neither will we.
Over the last four decades, Texas lawmakers have worked to turn back the clock on a woman’s right to access abortion care in our state — injecting their beliefs into our personal decisions. We are part of a movement to that is working to ensure that every Texas woman has the ability to make her own decisions about her health and her family.
The truth is what Texas Republicans have dubbed the “Texas Miracle” hasn’t reached many Texans. Too many working Texans have jobs that pay too little to support themselves or their families. From guaranteeing equal pay for equal work and paid family leave, to raising the minimum wage, we’re working to promote economic opportunity and mobility in our state.
Affordable Health Care
Health care is a right — every Texan deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, more Texans have gained access to health coverage than ever before. But 5 million Texans still don't have insurance, which means we still have a long, long way to go.
From voting rights and redistricting to marijuana reform and immigration, the fight for justice will inevitably end up in the courts. That's #WhyCourtsMatter, and why supporting movements for justice and standing up for communities of color is central to our work for fairness and opportunity.
Despite some politicians' convenient memory loss, immigration is at the core of America's identity. And Texas is often at the center of these policy debates. Trump’s border wall, local sanctuary city polices, travel bans, and immigrant rights – these issues directly affect Texans.
Progress Texas stood with progressive lawmakers in fighting back against intolerance under the dome during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. And with the help of grassroots activists diligently coming out in droves to rallies and protests at the Capitol and around the state, we echoed the resistance far and wide.
Texans must stand together in resistance to the hateful and dangerous agenda of Trump and the Texas GOP. There is a lot of work to do, so join the resistance today. Go to event or rally. Attend a town hall or call your representative. Your voice is needed.
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We focus on issues important to a growing number of people in our state: affordable health care, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, fighting income inequality, marijuana policy reform, and accountability in government.
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