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Rep. Judge Smith Blocks Pro-Planned Parenthood Order Just Hours After It Was Issued

May 1, 2012
If nothing else, today’s order highlights the foolishness of Smith’s partisan tantrum several weeks ago.

FCC Rules TV Stations Must Disclose Political Ad Buys Online

April 27, 2012
The changes are a welcome opportunity to discover how many secret organizations are spending their money to attempt to influence our country's elections.

ALEC's Stand Your Ground Law Passed in Texas in 2007

March 29, 2012
The law is currently under scrutiny for the role it’s playing as part of the defense of the shooting of 17-year old Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Texas Groups Intervene in Photo ID Case to Defend Voting Rights

March 27, 2012
Organizations are standing up for Texans' voting rights, and we at Progress Texas stand with them.

Bad Budget Proposals Come In Pairs

March 20, 2012
Budget coalition’s plan unworthy of boldest and grandest state

U.S. Department of Justice Strikes Down Texas' Photo ID Law

March 12, 2012
After ignored objections by progressive lawmakers, the DOJ stepped in to bring clarity and reason to this unnecessary issue.

Reid Will File To End Seventeen GOP Filibusters Of President Obama’s Judicial Nominees

March 12, 2012
The average Obama nominee must wait nearly four times as long for a vote as the average nominee at this point in the Bush presidency.

Good news on the quest to end judicial emergencies

March 7, 2012
There is no rational reason for nominations to have been stuck pending on the Senate floor for nearly 100 days.

President Obama Calls for Up-or-Down Vote on Judges

January 25, 2012
The time has come to put the qualified, nonpartisan judges on the bench.

Rick Perry’s Taxpayer-Funded Security Costs

January 19, 2012
Governor Perry can immediately pay back 93% of those taxpayer dollars, leaving him with an outstanding taxpayer debt of $179.949.59.

Who Will Republicans Choose When It Comes to the Nation's Courts?

January 13, 2012
Republicans are calling for retaliation, indifferent to the needs of all Americans.

TX Organizations Call on U.S. AG Holder for Strong Enforcement of Voting Rights

December 13, 2011
The Voting Rights Act and other laws aimed at protecting the rights of the electorate are only as powerful as their enforcement.

Texas Freedom Network report reveals 600% growth in abstinence-plus and evidence-based sex education

November 21, 2011
Texas legislators stand steadfastly beside abstinence-only programs, which haven’t been changed in the past 15 years.

Student Loan Debt Approaches $1 Trillion

November 8, 2011
The average undergraduate in 2010 took out $4,963, 63% higher than a decade ago.

Progress Texas Voter Guide On Proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments

October 26, 2011
We don’t have to increase state debt payments or extend bonding authority, just to make sure kids can go to school and we can drink clean water.

Help Preserve Your Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Benefits

October 11, 2011
These programs provide support for millions of hard working Americans.

Supreme Court Denies Greg Abbott's Emergency Application

September 29, 2011
The district court’s decision to block portions of this new law, which is intrusive and unconstitutional, was well-supported.

Voter ID Submitted to the DOJ

August 13, 2011
The right to vote should be an equally accessible right to all American citizens.