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Latest power grab by Texas Republicans takes aim at worker pay, threatens cities

April 11, 2019
Corporate and special interests are influencing our state politics by putting profits before people, and Republicans are pushing their agenda.
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Texas Senate passes license to discriminate bill

April 4, 2019
Texas Republicans may be quieter about their homophobic agenda this legislative go ‘round, but their actions make their intentions loud and clear.

All Texans deserve representation in the 2020 census

April 2, 2019
Every Texan should be counted in the 2020 census, but conservatives prefer to harm Texas’ federal funding and representation in Congress in an attempt to stick it to immigrants.
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How your vote reined in Dan Patrick’s priorities

March 21, 2019
The Texas Legislature has gone from the transphobic bathroom bill and anti-immigrant sanctuary cities ban in 2017, to school finance and property taxes in 2019. How’s that for progressives taking back Texas?
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The Texas GOP want an outright ban on abortion

March 11, 2019
Texas Republicans are trying to ban abortion entirely. We won’t let them.
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Trump is using federal workers as pawns in his political games

January 25, 2019
The president continues to play games with people’s lives in exchange for an ineffective, unpopular, racist border wall.
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Bills we’re watching in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

January 10, 2019
Our team at Progress Texas has gone through all of the bills filed for the 2019 Texas Legislative session. Some are good, some are bad, and some are just straight up ugly.
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10 Worst and Best Texans of 2018

December 19, 2018
This year, some Texans were naughty. Others were nice. We’ve been making our list and checking it twice. Here are the results.
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Unpaid internships are not progressive (sorry, not sorry)

December 7, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got it right. Progressives must practice what they preach when it comes to unpaid internships.
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10 things to know at the polls

October 31, 2018
Voting is our right. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Early voting turnout surges across Texas

October 30, 2018
Go vote. All your friends are doing it.
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Mail-In Ballot 101

October 22, 2018
If you’re unable to vote in person, follow these simple steps to submit a mail-in ballot.
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The early bird gets the vote

October 15, 2018
Shorter lines. Less chaos. Opportunities to vote on the weekend. We stan early voting.
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Kavanaugh has been confirmed. Now what?

October 6, 2018
Your voice is not weakened by today’s vote. If anything, it’s stronger, louder, and more powerful than ever.
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GOP Voter Suppression: Fighting Cynicism and Indifference (Part IV)

September 26, 2018
Texas Republicans want you to think your vote doesn’t matter. But here’s a hot take: it does.
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GOP Voter Suppression: A Brief Timeline of Discriminatory Laws and SCOTUS Rulings (Part III)

September 24, 2018
Efforts to take away voting rights can be seen in the laws passed by conservative lawmakers and recent Supreme Court rulings.
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GOP Voter Suppression: Texas High Schools and Online Registration (Part II)

September 21, 2018
Support for voting should not be a Democratic or Republican issue. It should just be straight up American.
Voting is our right.

GOP Voter Suppression: Voter Purging and ID Laws (Part I)

September 19, 2018
Texas Republicans continue to use scare tactics to enforce unnecessary voter laws that keep citizens from voting.
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Texas GOP Get Back to Basics: Shaming Women with Fetal Burial Laws

August 1, 2018
Texas Republicans want to control Texans’ uteruses and shame women by forcing them to bury or cremate fetal tissue.
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