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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!
Alisa Simmons Texas

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.
Abortion is essential Texas

Abbott, Paxton using COVID-19 to push anti-abortion agenda

April 21, 2020
Abortion is, and will always be, essential and time-sensitive health care.
Abortion is essential health care.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Wendy Davis

April 17, 2020
Join Congressional Candidate Wendy Davis & Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on Davis' campaign in TX-21, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!

In times of crisis, progressives show how leadership is done

April 16, 2020
While conservative lawmakers have punted responsibility, progressive leaders across the state are stepping up.

The fight continues as conservatives play tug-of-war with Texans’ abortion care

April 14, 2020
Abortion advocates, providers, and patients are continuing to fight because we know abortion is, and always will be, essential, time-sensitive health care.

Pandemic or not - we’re still fighting for you

April 7, 2020
In the midst of this pandemic, we’re working to promote progress, hold our leaders accountable, and keep Texans informed. Here’s an ongoing list of our content.

Indicted-AG Ken Paxton is overstepping by attacking Texans' abortion access

April 1, 2020
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins Spectrum News to discuss Governor Abbott and indicted-Attorney General Ken Paxton's attacks on abortion access and how they are overstepping their authority during this pandemic.
Ken Paxton is overstepping with the abortion ban

Texas groups sue over constitutionality of 7 local anti-abortion bans

March 5, 2020
Abortion is legal in all 50 states, but some cities in Texas have passed unconstitutional ordinances in an attempt to stigmatize abortion and confuse the people who need them.
Abortion in Texas

What is driving Texas progressives in 2020

March 3, 2020
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins Now This to discuss the Texas primary, flipping Texas, and what issues matter most to Texas voters.
What is driving Texas progressives in 2020

Black Texans working for increased abortion access for all

February 24, 2020
These Texas advocates are working toward equitable abortion access for all Texans, ensuring that Black Texans are at the forefront of the conversation.

Eddie Lucio Jr. is not a Democrat

February 19, 2020
Senator Lucio is not a Democrat. He has always put conservative policies over the needs of his constituents. His time is up. The RGV is ready for new, progressive leadership. Progress Texas believes that there is a candidate in State Senate District 27 who will elevate the needs of the people - Ruben Cortez.
Eddie Lucio Jr. is not a Democrat

Rio Grande Valley voters protest ‘Sucio Lucio’ ahead of March Primary

February 12, 2020
Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. has a 30-year record of putting extremist politics before constituents.

Alerta de Respaldo Político: Ruben Cortez es el luchador que el Valle se merece en el Senado estatal

February 6, 2020
Mientras tanto, el "demócrata" Eddie Lucio Jr. se pone del lado del gobernador republicano Greg Abbott y Donald Trump en un tema tras otro.

Endorsement Alert: Ruben Cortez is the fighter the RGV deserves in the State Senate

February 6, 2020
Meanwhile “Democratic” incumbent Eddie Lucio Jr. sides with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Donald Trump on issue after issue.