The state’s health commission is giving $1.6 million of your taxpayer dollars to an anti-abortion group to provide women’s health and family planning services. The catch is — this group provides ZERO health care services...
Our Executive Director joined ABC News in Austin to talk about the presidential race, and how Trump's comments on "punishment for abortion" aren't really any different than the beliefs of Ted Cruz and the state of Texas.
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You might be asking yourself, what is Progress Texas Institute and how is it different from Progress Texas.
Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
Progress Texas is our 501(c)(4) which is also a non-profit, but donations are NOT deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has more flexibility for lobbying and political activity.
We split our work between these two organizations depending on the nature of the project.