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Abby Springs

by Abby Springs

Legislative Fellow

@abby_springs abby@progresstexas.org

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.

3 positive changes to keep as we come out of the pandemic

March 25, 2021
We have the opportunity to redefine what “going back to normal” means in Texas.

Texas Republicans have launched an all-out attack on our voting rights

March 18, 2021
Recently filed bills would make it harder for Texans to access the ballot box.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by supporting these 5 initiatives at the Texas Legislature

March 10, 2021
From employment equity to maternal support, a host of efforts can make a big impact in reducing inequalities.

Progressive advocates are pushing for common sense climate solutions at the Texas Legislature

March 2, 2021
Progressives are fighting for our planet while most Republicans refuse to acknowledge that climate change exists

Gov. Abbott and conservative ideology left Texans in the dark

February 25, 2021
Our governor is responsible for the biggest energy disaster our state has faced in decades.

What Texas and the nation said about Ted Cruz in Cancún

February 23, 2021
A compilation of the stories detailing Ted Cruz’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Cancún vacation.

Texas Legislature committee assignments a bad omen for voting rights

February 9, 2021
Republican Reps. Briscoe Cain and Todd Hunter want to use their power to restrict ballot access, not promote it.

Events to celebrate Black History Month in Texas

February 2, 2021
Black history is American history, and Black history is Texas history.

It’s time to end Confederate Heroes Day in Texas

January 19, 2021
The official state holiday celebrates hate, not heroism.

4 ways to make your voice heard during the 2021 Texas legislative session

January 11, 2021
It’s up to us to make sure progressive change gets made this year.

Trump punching bag Ted Cruz will try and fail to overturn election

January 5, 2021
The “Sedition Senator” promised he wouldn’t become Trump’s “servile puppy dog.” He’s not very good at keeping his promises.

Your health care is at stake in the Texas U.S. Senate race — make sure to vote accordingly

October 27, 2020
John Cornyn wants to end the Affordable Care Act, MJ Hegar is fighting like hell to save it.

The 7 times MJ Hegar roasted John Cornyn in the Senate Debate

October 15, 2020
MJ took Cornyn to task and proved that she’s the leader we need fighting for Texans.

John Cornyn supporters lob sexist attack at MJ Hegar for tattoo covering battle wounds

October 6, 2020
MJ Hegar is no stranger to tough fights. Misogynistic attacks on her appearance can’t take her down.

MJ Hegar has the record to fight military sexual assault. Cornyn, not so much.

September 29, 2020
Vanessa Guillén’s death exposed the broken system that protects perpetrators of sexual assault in the military. It’s time to bring change to the systems that failed her and so many other survivors.

Cornyn prefers to cheat to fill the SCOTUS vacancy instead of letting voters have a say

September 23, 2020
We need a senator who doesn’t work overtime as McConnell’s lapdog. We need MJ Hegar.