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How progressives won the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

June 3, 2019
Because of your votes during the 2018 midterms, we made progress from voting rights, to abortion access, to health care.

Top Best (& Worst) Moments of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 24, 2019
The 86th Texas legislative session had it’s good moments, but it also had its bad. Here’s a list of the best and worst moments from this year’s session.

Texas Face Off: Property taxes & abortion rights in Texas

May 21, 2019
Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined KVUE to discuss the anti-abortion legislation being tossed around in committees mimicking the Alabama abortion ban, and more.

LIVE: The State of Black Women in Texas 2019

May 21, 2019
We went LIVE from the Capitol with The Afiya Center and a panel of legislators to discuss the state of black women in Texas and the maternal mortality crisis.
The State of Black Women 2019

LIVE: Protect Local Health Care, #StopSB22

May 14, 2019
We’re with our friends from Planned Parenthood Texas Votes to talk about how Senate Bill 22 must be stopped at the Legislature. Join our petition to tell lawmakers to #StopSB22 and show you’re for #CareNoMatterWhat.
Stop SB 22

Abortion advocates fight lies at the Capitol through stories

May 8, 2019
Texans who have had an abortion tell their truth to combat extremist lawmakers: Texans deserve trust, respect, and access to abortion services.
Claudia Yoli of Deeds Not Words - Trust Respect Access

Abortion Speak Out: Combating Lies With Laws

May 6, 2019
Hear stories from Texans who have had abortions and find out what the Trust Respect Access Coalition is doing to destigmatize and advance access to abortion services. More information: trustrespectaccess.org
Trust Respect Access - Abortion Speak Out

After 100 days of the Texas Legislature… Here’s what to watch in the remaining days

April 24, 2019
By law, the regular session of the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days. They are only required to pass a budget, but they will consider so much more.
Fight For Your Rights

Texas progressives fighting against national narrative of abortion lies

April 17, 2019
Two bills in the Texas Legislature Legislature, HB 16 and its companion SB 23, attempt to limit abortion rights based on a series of outright lies.
Texas HB 16 - Donna Howard

FOX 7 Discussion: The GOP’s attack on Planned Parenthood

April 2, 2019
Alison Alter, Austin City Councilwoman, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the harmful impact that a dangerous bill like SB 22, which cuts local funding to abortion providers, will have on women’s health, and the GOP strategy to target a Planned Parenthood clinic in Austin that the community desperately needs.
Alison Alter, Austin Councilwoman

We’re targeting Texas’ anti-abortion extremists in 2020

March 29, 2019
Progressive organizations are banding together to call out conservative lawmakers and flip their districts in Nov. 2020.
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Progressives are fighting for state funds all Texans deserve

March 27, 2019
Progressive lawmakers are poised to fight for state funds to improve the lives of all Texans.
2019 Texas Legislature Budget

How your vote reined in Dan Patrick’s priorities

March 21, 2019
The Texas Legislature has gone from the transphobic bathroom bill and anti-immigrant sanctuary cities ban in 2017, to school finance and property taxes in 2019. How’s that for progressives taking back Texas?
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The Texas GOP want an outright ban on abortion

March 11, 2019
Texas Republicans are trying to ban abortion entirely. We won’t let them.
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Best of the Week: International Women's Day, abortion access, and taking back power

March 8, 2019
Join us as Sam Robles, Advocacy Director, and Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate, discuss International Women’s Day, abortion access, and women taking back power!
Best of the Week International Women's Day

The 2019 pro-abortion rights agenda in Texas

March 8, 2019
Texans are standing up for abortion rights access.
Trust Respect Access Press Conference

Best of the Week: Voter rights, Whole Woman's Health, & Amplify Austin

March 1, 2019
  This week our Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Advocacy Director Sam Robles are discussing Texas voter rights, Whole Woman's Health's new Austin clinic, and Amplify Austin!
Best of the Week March 1

Best of the Week: Safe borders, voting rights, and Black History Month

February 15, 2019
Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the border “emergency,” voter suppression, and Black History Month. 
Sam Robles and Tara Pohlmeyer

Best of the Week: Voter suppression, abortion access, and the El Paso rally

February 8, 2019
  Tune in as Charlie Bonner and Tara Pohlmeyer discuss voter suppression, abortion access, and ways to protest Trump’s rally in El Paso.
Best of the Week - Charlie and Tara