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Glenn W. Smith

by Glenn W. Smith

Senior Strategist

@glennwsmith glenn@progresstexas.org

How Texas uses threats and lawsuits to subvert voters’ choices

February 1, 2021
It didn’t take long for Gov. Abbott and indicted Attorney General Paxton to find an excuse to sue the Biden administration.

We have failed to live King’s dream for us

January 18, 2021
King faced that fact. So should we.

The Legislature should fully fund public education as determined by educators

January 4, 2021
If the Legislature has to raise revenue to meet student needs, raise it. Our children’s future is at stake.

Medicaid expansion is a moral imperative

December 14, 2020
As many as 2.2 million Texans could gain access to health coverage if Texas expands Medicaid.

Love or anarchy — controlling the pandemic is up to us

November 30, 2020
The virus feeds off our resentment when it leads us to reject precautions. Choose love, not anarchy.

Let’s keep these innovations in our elections

November 16, 2020
We made voting easier because of COVID. Let's keep it that way.

Malice is the motive for overturning Obamacare

October 26, 2020
It doesn’t seem to bother Republicans at all that tens of millions of Americans will lose their coverage or pay even more for it.

Why We Vote

October 13, 2020
The right to vote is a sacred right, but the fight to secure that right never ends.

Don’t take Gov. Abbott’s pro-police posturing seriously

September 21, 2020
Abbott and other Republicans are trying desperately to distract us from their tragic public safety failures during the coronavirus pandemic.

In workplace safety, greed is the Grim Reaper

September 8, 2020
Republicans have been slow to protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths.

Spare us the ‘law and order’ hyperbole

August 24, 2020
When political media and messaging become disconnected from the realities they purport to describe, our world becomes a far more dangerous place, whatever the motives of the messengers.

What does “shelter in place” mean for those without shelter?

August 10, 2020
A progressive city like Austin cannot deny shelter to those who need it and then blame them for our failure to find them shelter.

What happened to testing and tracing the virus?

July 27, 2020
If we are to escape the clutches of COVID-19 we are going to have to find a way to allow testing and tracing to catch up.

Schoolhouse blues: The pandemic and public education

July 11, 2020
Texas needs to commit to the importance of public education while keeping teachers, students, and workers safe.
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Remove every barricade: Ensure Texas elections are safe, secure, & fair

June 29, 2020
We should regard our right to vote with the same reverence with which we regard our right to love or to live in the warmth and protection of the hearth.

Restoring trust and saving our democracy

June 15, 2020
If we could hope, what would we hope for? Trust begins in that hope.

For Graduates of 2020: Youth in hospitable and inhospitable worlds

June 1, 2020
Rebuild the world with understanding that your freedom depends on the freedom of everyone else. Selfishness helped get us into this mess.
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Texans shouldn’t have to risk death to vote

May 18, 2020
Texas Republicans are telling Texans that if they want to participate in democracy, they must risk death.
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Death and taxes, pandemics and politics

May 4, 2020
Keeping local governments on their knees will not help Texans get back on their feet.