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by Ed Espinoza

Executive Director

@EdEspinoza ed@progresstexas.org

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

November 4, 2019
Instead of attacking Texas cities, Gov. Abbott should put his money where his mouth is and provide statewide funding for solutions like affordable housing, equitable education, and health care.
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

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

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

Texas matters because the 2020 election will have the narrowest electoral map in decades

September 4, 2019
The most important reason why Democrats need to invest in Texas might be because they don’t have that many other places to go.
Flipping Texas 2020 - Part 3

Texas Republicans have been losing Congressional and Legislative seats since 2014

September 3, 2019
Republicans peaked in 2014, and Texas Democrats have been gaining seats ever since.
Flipping Texas 2020 Part 2

Selecting candidates for the Houston Democratic Debate via penalty kicks

August 26, 2019
The truth is, there’s no good way to have a debate when you have this many candidates running, and there’s really no good way of determining who gets into a debate, either.
HTX_debates

One chart that proves Texas is a battleground state

August 7, 2019
The electorate in Texas is growing, and the growth seems to be entirely in one direction.
Flipping Texas 2020

Poll: Texas Senator John Cornyn less popular than Ted Cruz

June 18, 2019
The 2020 election is proving that Texas is a battleground state – and that John Cornyn is under water heading into the election.
Cornyn

How Texas progressives stopped the Republican tax swap

May 10, 2019
The proposed 16% increase was the opposite of tax relief.

Stop the Texas 'Slow Down the Vote' bill

April 26, 2019
Anti-voter bill SB 9 would make voting more difficult in our great state.
Texas Voting Lines

After 100 days of the Texas Legislature… Here’s what to watch in the remaining days

April 24, 2019
By law, the regular session of the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days. They are only required to pass a budget, but they will consider so much more.
Fight For Your Rights