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by Ed Espinoza

Executive Director

@EdEspinoza ed@progresstexas.org

Only 7 states limit vote-by-mail access based on age. Texas is one of them.

May 21, 2020
A majority of Texas voters agree vote-by-mail should be made available for everyone.

Young voters deserve to be taken seriously

May 11, 2020
The youth vote is too often referred to as "the future." Sure, but the youth vote is also "the now."
Youth_Vote

It’s not about staying open, it’s about staying safe

April 28, 2020
While Republicans rush to reopen Texas, 55% of voters think it’s more important to keep people safe.
Gov. Greg Abbott Texas

America needs a consumer bailout

March 20, 2020
$1,000 checks are fine, but they won’t keep creditors away for long.
ConsumerBailout

Republicans turn pandemic into fight about racism

March 19, 2020
Health experts condemn profiling virus along ethnic lines.
Trump_Cornyn

We need to talk about paid sick leave in Texas

March 13, 2020
No one wants to give you a side of virus with your meal, least of all the people serving it to you.
Paid Sick Leave Texas

Explainer: Special Elections for the Texas Legislature

February 18, 2020
This state has a lot of special elections, with quite a few rules. Here’s what to expect.
Special_election

Progressive candidates: 4 tips for a better stump speech

January 13, 2020
A clear and compelling message reinforces a candidates brand.
Beto_Speech

The DNC should change candidate requirements for the January presidential debates

December 17, 2019
In January, many voters will tune in to the primary debates for the first time. They deserve to hear from all of the national candidates.
DemDebate

It’s not just Austin. The state of Texas has a homelessness problem.

November 4, 2019
While Gov. Greg Abbott points the finger at Austin, the entire state he governs is dealing with homelessness.
Homelessness

Texas Republicans rocked by lies and bribery (updated)

October 22, 2019
If the Republican Speaker cannot be trusted to look out for his own people, how can he be trusted to look out for anyone at all?
Bonnen

What the latest fundraising numbers mean for the 2020 Texas senate race

October 16, 2019
You may not realize it, but October 15, 2019 was the first big moment of the 2020 Senate race in Texas. Here's why.
Q3_numbers

Pete "Petersburg" Sessions caught in Trump's web of corruption

October 10, 2019
Now we know why so many Republicans are covering for Trump – because they are personally benefiting from his corruption.
Pete

Texas Democratic turnout has created a lot more “Blueberries in the Tomato Soup”

October 2, 2019
As the fastest-growing state in the nation, Texas is a thriving state with a diverse electorate.
Texas voters

Hey Trump: Latinos are Americans

September 18, 2019
In an era where conservatives are othering Latinos, we should emphasize that Latinos are Americans, too.
Latino_AmericanFlag

Latinx American Month: It’s time to rename Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2019
In an era where conservatives are othering Latinos, we should emphasize that Latinos are Americans, too.
Latinx

Texas: 2016 first-time votes favored Democrats by margin of 5-to-1

September 11, 2019
Much of the state's voter growth has come from 2012 to 2016 - and continues to heavily favors Democrats
FlipTexas

Special Report: Flipping Texas in 2020

September 11, 2019
Our case for progressive victory in Texas.
FlippingTexas

There are two sleeping giants in Texas

September 11, 2019
More than 1.8 million people who cast ballots were new voters in 2016

Progressive issues are mainstream issues - even in Texas!

September 11, 2019
Democrats have the opportunity to lead with values and conviction in 2020, and in doing that, they’ll be expressing the values of many Texas voters, too.
Flipping Texas 2020