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by Wesley Story

Communications Associate

@WesleyStory0 wesley@progresstexas.org

Texas Republicans are holding our teachers hostage

July 14, 2020
Teachers are writing their wills in preparation for the school year. How did we get to this point?
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SCOTUS ruling means DACA is safe — for now

June 18, 2020
Congress must take action to protect Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants from Trump’s anti-immigrant crusade.
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Following the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ ruling, Texas still needs a statewide nondiscrimination law

June 16, 2020
Texas should expand the protections guaranteed by the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ workplace discrimination ruling by passing a statewide nondiscrimination law.

Tips for protesting in Texas

June 11, 2020
Protesting is our right, but because of law enforcement’s unethical and violent treatment of protesters, here are some important steps to take to help ensure your safety and security.
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Juneteenth celebrations across Texas 2020

June 9, 2020
Juneteenth falls at an especially crucial moment in the fight for freedom and justice for Black Americans.
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Texas Mail-In Ballot 101

May 28, 2020
If you’re unable to vote in person, follow these simple steps to submit a mail-in ballot.
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An ongoing timeline of Texas vote-by-mail lawsuits in the 2020 election

May 28, 2020
No Texan should be forced to risk their health and safety in order to vote. Here’s a legal timeline of the 2020 vote by mail litigation in Texas.

Now is the time for Texas to consider the taxable benefits of marijuana

May 19, 2020
Legalization is going to happen sooner or later, so it might as well be now to help us through this pandemic.
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An ongoing list of Ken Paxton’s questionable, and quite possibly illegal, actions during the COVID-19 crisis

May 12, 2020
For someone whose job is enforcing the law, indicted-Attorney General Ken Paxton sure does like to flout it.
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The Railroad Commission has nothing to do with railroads - and everything to do with our environment

May 7, 2020
Democrat Chrysta Castañeda is running to change its name, and the way it does business.

How many lives is (a possibility of) “boosting” the economy worth? Texas conservatives are misleading the public.

May 6, 2020
Gov. Abbott has discussed how a spike in infection rates will occur because of increased testing, but has been less clear about the repercussions of reopening.
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Voters file age discrimination lawsuit over Texas vote-by-mail law

April 29, 2020
While Texas allows no-excuse vote by mail for voters aged 65 and older, there are restrictions for everyone else.

This Earth Day, let’s also commit to healing our planet

April 21, 2020
Coronavirus has taught us that while we work to heal our people, we can also come together to reduce the impact of climate change.
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In times of crisis, progressives show how leadership is done

April 16, 2020
While conservative lawmakers have punted responsibility, progressive leaders across the state are stepping up.
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The fight continues as conservatives play tug-of-war with Texans’ abortion care

April 14, 2020
Abortion advocates, providers, and patients are continuing to fight because we know abortion is, and always will be, essential, time-sensitive health care.

5 reasons why Texas voters would benefit from vote-by-mail

April 8, 2020
Vote by mail increases turnout, that's why Republicans hate it.

The Secretary of State’s office responded to our vote-by-mail petition, but Texans still need clarity

April 2, 2020
Texans need to know that their rights will be protected in the midst of this global pandemic. It is the duty of our state lawmakers to provide that assurance.
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Gov. Abbott issued a "stay-at-home” order, but his partisan programming prevents him from saying it

April 1, 2020
Abbott’s decision to play politics with something this important puts lives in danger.
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Gov. Abbott must protect Texas voters by instituting universal vote-by-mail

March 19, 2020
Texans’ health, safety, and right to vote must be protected.
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