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Certified Progressive 2020: Our 10 point values questionnaire

January 23, 2020
Working with a coalition of partners from around the state, we work on issues that are important to a growing majority of people in our state.

As 'Roe' hangs in the balance, Texas must elect more women

January 21, 2020
Texas women have led the fight for abortion access, and voters have the power to fight anti-abortion extremists in November.
Royce Brooks speaking at the Women's March ATX: Rally at the Capitol, Courtesy Casey Chapman Ross Photography

Women’s Marches across Texas will rally thousands of voters ahead of 2020 election

January 16, 2020
Texans are gathering to rally for equality, abortion access, immigration reform, climate change, and more.
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Best & Worst Texas Moments of 2019

December 18, 2019
From the Texas Legislature, to ALEC in Austin, and the 2019 elections, there were plenty of options to choose from this year.
Progress Texas' Best and Worst of 2019

Longtime-Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. misses RGV candidate forum, fails to show up for Texas women

December 18, 2019
State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) failed to show up to a Planned Parenthood Texas Votes SD 27 candidate forum. Candidates Ruben Cortez and Sara Stapleton-Barrera did.
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What are the standards for abortion access while incarcerated in Texas?

November 19, 2019
The right to have an abortion should be a normal part of health care when experiencing incarceration, but access doesn’t look the same inside every Texas county jail.
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Q&A: Flipping Texas with U.S. Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards

November 12, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer chats with one of Texas' U.S. Senate candidates, Amanda Edwards, on voting rights, abortion access, gun reform, health care, and immigration.
Flipping Texas with Amanda Edwards

Why repealing Hyde isn’t enough to expand Medicaid coverage for abortion

October 22, 2019
Beyond the recent bans, there have been institutional barriers in place to keep low-income people and people of color from accessing abortion services.
Fight Back Texas Rally

Democratic debate finally discusses abortion

October 16, 2019
The Democratic presidential candidates finally discussed abortion at length in October’s debate.
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Rights at Stake: Supreme Court cases progressives should be watching

October 15, 2019
The Court is set to hear arguments and rule on important issues that will impact our rights during this term. Here are the cases we’ll be watching.
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Supreme Court takes on first abortion access case since Kavanaugh

October 9, 2019
We’ve fought this case before with The People’s Filibuster, and now it’s time to fight again.
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10 #DemDebateTX takeaways from Houston

September 13, 2019
Hosting the third debate reinforces how big of a role Texas will play in 2020.
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Progressive issues are mainstream issues - even in Texas!

September 11, 2019
Democrats have the opportunity to lead with values and conviction in 2020, and in doing that, they’ll be expressing the values of many Texas voters, too.
Flipping Texas 2020

Gun violence should be sole focus of Texas Emergency Legislative Session

September 6, 2019
When Republican lawmakers are faced with serious calls for solutions, they ignore the needs of Texans and strike for politicizing abortion care.
GunPresser

Texas Public Radio: New laws benefiting Texans’ reproductive health

August 29, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins Texas Public Radio to discuss the new reproductive health care protections go into effect as a result of progressive efforts during the 2019 Legislative Session.
Sam Robles on Texas Public Radio

Texas reproductive health laws going into effect on Sept. 1

August 28, 2019
As we head toward our future elections, Texans have the power to put more progressives and reproductive health care allies into office to ensure health care for all.
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What equitable abortion access would mean for Texans

August 22, 2019
Austin City Council may become the first in the nation to support equitable abortion access with budget allocation.
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Texas Face Off: Increasing abortion access in Austin

August 20, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss the city of Austin's real opportunity to ensure equitable abortion access for its residents.
Tara Pohlmeyer on KVUE

WOAI: Corporate-funded, right-wing group ALEC shops model legislation in Austin

August 13, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles spoke with News Radio 1200 - WOAI about ALEC's visit to Austin, and why the corporate-funded group shops around model legislation.
Sam Robles on WOAI

Recent anti-abortion funding backfires, latest in a string of failed Republican efforts

July 25, 2019
Texas Republicans continue to fund “Alternatives to Abortion” programs with zero oversight.
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