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Top 10 Best and Worst Texans of 2020

December 17, 2020
This year will not easily be forgotten. Here’s our list of the Texans who helped make it better, and those who made it worse.

The State has won an appeal to defund Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, here’s what it means for Texans

December 4, 2020
This decision comes as 659,000 Texans have lost health coverage, Texas already has the highest uninsured rate in America.

Bills We’re Watching in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session

December 3, 2020
Here at Progress Texas, we’re going through every bill filled in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. Some are good, some are bad, and others are downright ugly.

Abortion rights already threatened during first week of bill filing for 2021 Texas Legislature

November 12, 2020
With the Texas legislative session beginning in January, Republicans have already begun filing anti-abortion legislation.

Your health care is at stake in the Texas U.S. Senate race — make sure to vote accordingly

October 27, 2020
John Cornyn wants to end the Affordable Care Act, MJ Hegar is fighting like hell to save it.

The Hyde Amendment has limited abortion rights for 44 years - it’s time to repeal it

October 7, 2020
The Hyde Amendment is one of the most harmful pieces of legislation to pass against abortion access.

Indicted Attorney General is under investigation again. Here are 7 reasons he shouldn’t be in office.

October 7, 2020
Ken Paxton should have resigned long ago. These recent allegations are just the latest in a string of corruption.

Three reasons why an Amy Coney Barrett appointment could be detrimental for Texans

October 5, 2020
Barrett’s track record is clear. Instead of fighting to open doors like RBG, she’d work to close them.

Cornyn prefers to cheat to fill the SCOTUS vacancy instead of letting voters have a say

September 23, 2020
We need a senator who doesn’t work overtime as McConnell’s lapdog. We need MJ Hegar.

Practical abortion support for Texans during COVID-19

August 20, 2020
The pandemic has called attention to many societal issues that have needed to be transformed for a long time, including abortion care.
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Governor COVID: 10 ways Greg Abbott flubbed the Texas recovery effort

August 11, 2020
Texas was flattening the COVID-19 curve... and then we weren’t. Here’s a list of times Texas Gov. Greg Abbott got in the way.

With latest defamation lawsuit, Texas abortion advocates are fighting for their rural clients

July 21, 2020
An attack on these organizations is an attack on every Texan who needs reproductive health services.

50 reasons to vote against John Cornyn in 2020

July 16, 2020
After 18 years in office, two-thirds of Texans either don’t know John Cornyn or don’t like him.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Alisa Simmons

July 10, 2020
Join Texas House District 94 candidate Alisa Simmons & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on ending police violence, health care, flipping the Texas House & more!
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The State of Black Lives in Texas

June 16, 2020
  Tune in for a conversation about the effect policing and restrictive state policies are having on Black lives in Texas, how folks in Austin, Dallas, & Houston are responding & organizing, and what their calls to action are for folks & elected officials across the state.

After Texas’ month-long block, what does abortion care look like during COVID-19?

June 4, 2020
A global pandemic is not the time to restrict access to time-sensitive and essential health care, and yet, that’s exactly what Gov. Greg Abbott and indicted-AG Ken Paxton did when they blocked most abortions in the state, denouncing it as non-essential.
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