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Wesley Story

by Wesley Story

Communications Associate

@WesleyStory0 wesley@progresstexas.org

Our most basic rights are on the ballot in November. Protect them by putting progressives on the bench.

September 10, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court is important, but so are lower level federal courts and state courts. Let’s elect progressives up and down the ballot to defend our rights in the judiciary.

Texas Republicans are so scared of the ballot box they’re turning on one another because of it

August 25, 2020
Gov. Abbott was right to extend early vote by one week, but now Republicans are suing to take it away.

Texas voter ID: What to know for the 2020 general election

August 12, 2020
Texas’ restrictive voter ID laws can be hard to keep up with. Here’s what you should know in order to vote.

Joe Biden makes historic choice in selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate

August 11, 2020
The Democratic presidential ticket is complete. Here’s more on the historic nature of the Biden/Harris ticket.

As vote-by-mail expands, lawmakers must ensure the U.S. Postal Service is fully funded

August 4, 2020
Americans also rely on the USPS for the delivery of everything from prescription drugs to household necessities and paychecks.

Lessons Learned: Texas must do more to protect voting rights in November

July 16, 2020
The July 2020 primary runoff revealed problems with our voting system that must be addressed before the general election.

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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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.

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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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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