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Abby Springs

by Abby Springs

Legislative Fellow

@abby_springs abby@progresstexas.org

As the Delta variant takes hold, will Gov. COVID take action?

July 27, 2021
The variant poses a severe risk to unvaccinated Texans, but executive orders barring mask mandates pose a barrier to stopping it.

Voter suppression isn’t just a Texas issue — it’s a national issue

July 20, 2021
A total of 17 states have passed voter suppression laws in 2021 - it’s time for Congress to finish what the Texas Democrats started.

Texas Dems break quorum again, fly to DC seeking federal voting rights support

July 12, 2021
Texas Democrats boldly did what was needed to stop voter suppression. It’s time for Congress to do the same.

Gov. Abbot's not-so-special session: 3 things to know

July 7, 2021
Looking for a progressive guide to understand the special session? We’ve got you covered.

Texas Dems protected voting rights, federal action can protect democracy

June 22, 2021
The ‘For the People Act’ and the ‘John Lewis Voting Rights Act’ have the power to fundamentally repair democracy.

Want to help save democracy? Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar

June 16, 2021
By registering your community to vote, we can increase turnout, defeat Republican voter suppression, and flip Texas blue.

The Texas Republican Party is at war with itself

June 14, 2021
From the Capitol to the campaign trail, the Texas GOP is in total disarray.

Juneteenth celebrations across Texas in 2021

June 8, 2021
Juneteenth events are a celebration of Black history and a reminder of the progress still to be made for racial justice.

Pride celebrations across Texas in 2021

June 3, 2021
Pride is back, y’all! Here’s how you can (safely) celebrate Pride Month in Texas this year.

Texas still needs police reform one year after George Floyd’s death

May 25, 2021
Criminal justice reforms have been weakened or stalled in committee, and partisanship has prevented any from bearing Floyd’s name.

Texas Republicans turn on each other, Democrats stand united

May 20, 2021
Primary challenges to Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton prove that Texans aren't happy with Republican leadership.

Voter Suppression Bill SB 7: Where it’s been, where it’s at, and where it’s going

May 13, 2021
After many changes, here’s what’s in the discriminatory bill at this point.

Rep. Harold Dutton uses trans kids as political pawn

May 11, 2021
Rep. Harold Dutton’s petty maneuver to pass trans sports bill SB 29 puts the trans community at risk.

To keep the lights on in Texas, we need to change the power

May 4, 2021
An update on the Texas Legislature’s handling of our state’s energy crisis.

Earth Day 2021 brings renewed sense of urgency

April 21, 2021
February’s winter storm showed us the devastating impact of climate change while millions lost power, heat, and water for days.

Republican Briscoe Cain is in over his head

April 15, 2021
The third-term Republican is redefining incompetence as chair of the House Elections Committee.

Major brands send a message: Voter suppression is bad for business

April 6, 2021
Dangerous elections bills could have major consequences for voting rights - and our economy.

Discriminatory bills in Texas would deny rights to trans kids

March 30, 2021
Texas Republicans are pushing for bathroom bill 2.0 with transphobic legislation targeting transgender youth in our state.