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December 5, 2018Michael Flynn continues to cooperate in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, as more information becomes public. There is no greater act of patriotism than seeing this investigation through.
December 4, 2018While we don't agree with all of George H.W. Bush's policies and stances, we do appreciate his service to others. Bush worked with Democrats to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and was a former supporter of Planned Parenthood.
December 4, 2018President Donald Trump is pushing Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade deal that would replace NAFTA.
November 28, 2018School finance may be the top priority in the upcoming legislative session. FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas discusses potential solutions with Glenn W. Smith of Progress Texas and Gary Teal of the Travis County Republican Party.
November 27, 2018Glenn W. Smith of Progress Texas and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak discuss immigration reform, current issues at the border, and what the President should do.
November 27, 2018The National Climate Assessment released by the U.S. government sets a dire tone for the future of this country, but President Trump says he isn't sold. FOX 7 Austin’s Rebecca Thomas talked to Luke Metzger from Environment Texas and Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak about the president's response.
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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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Progress Texas is a public relations shop promoting progressive ideals while also pushing back on bad policies and bad behavior from the right wing.
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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