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Tips for protesting in Texas

June 11, 2020
Protesting is our right, but because of law enforcement’s unethical and violent treatment of protesters, here are some important steps to take to help ensure your safety and security.
BlackLivesMatter

What does it mean to "Defund the Police"?

June 9, 2020
Democratic Strategist Joe Deshotel joins FOX 7 to discuss what "Defund the Police" really means: reimaging public safety and redistributing resources to departments better equipped to handle things like homelessness and truancy.
What does it mean to "Defund the Police"?

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Sara Stapleton Barrera

June 5, 2020
Join Texas Senate candidate Sara Stapleton Barrera & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on the race for SD 27, police violence, health care during COVID-19, & more.
Sara Stapleton Barrera SD 27

How Texas laws fail to hold police accountable

June 3, 2020
Texas has a shameful history of police brutality, and unsurprisingly, our laws often prioritize police over the Texans they’re supposed to protect.

Facts about police violence in Texas

June 2, 2020
We must hold law enforcement accountable to protect Black Texans.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Sri Preston Kulkarni

May 29, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Sri Preston Kulkarni & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on police violence, community resources, health care during COVID-19, & more.
Sri Preston Kulkarni

Trump Administration capitalizes on COVID-19 lockdowns to accelerate land grabs in Texas

May 26, 2020
The Trump Administration is forcing Texas border residents to make an impossible choice: protecting their health or their homes.
No Border Wall painted on a roof in South Texas

Only 7 states limit vote-by-mail access based on age. Texas is one of them.

May 21, 2020
A majority of Texas voters agree vote-by-mail should be made available for everyone.

Texans shouldn’t have to risk death to vote

May 18, 2020
Texas Republicans are telling Texans that if they want to participate in democracy, they must risk death.
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A failing grade for Trump's COVID-19 response

May 18, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Trump's Twitter feud with Obama and how poorly Trump has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
What grade would you give Trump's COVID-19 response?

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Sec. Julián Castro

May 15, 2020
Join Sec. Julián Castro & Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza for a discussion on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & more!
Julian Castro

An ongoing list of Ken Paxton’s questionable, and quite possibly illegal, actions during the COVID-19 crisis

May 12, 2020
For someone whose job is enforcing the law, indicted-Attorney General Ken Paxton sure does like to flout it.
Ken Paxton

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Julie Oliver

May 8, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Julie Oliver & Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on the ongoing campaign, health care access, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!

Texas Gov. knew reopening state would spike COVID-19 cases

May 7, 2020
This leaked audio reveals that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott knew reopening his state early would lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases — he went ahead and reopened the state anyways.
Texas Gov. Knew Reopening State Would Spike COVID-19 Cases | NowThis

How many lives is (a possibility of) “boosting” the economy worth? Texas conservatives are misleading the public.

May 6, 2020
Gov. Abbott has discussed how a spike in infection rates will occur because of increased testing, but has been less clear about the repercussions of reopening.
Abbott

Leaked Audio (Full): Gov. Abbott Knows Reopening Will Cause an Increase in Infection Rate for Texans

May 5, 2020
As Gov. Greg Abbott reopens the state in the midst of a rising infection and death rate, leaked audio from a call with Texas Legislators reveals that he knows reopening will put more Texans at risk. (Full audio included)
 Gov. Abbott Knows Reopening Will Cause an Increase in Infection Rate for Texans

Death and taxes, pandemics and politics

May 4, 2020
Keeping local governments on their knees will not help Texans get back on their feet.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Chrysta Castañeda

May 1, 2020
Join Texas Railroad Commission candidate Chrysta Castañeda & Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer for a live discussion on the ongoing campaign, Texas energy, our climate crisis, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!

We asked Texans about their concerns over reopening the state. Here’s what they told us.

May 1, 2020
Many worry that opening too soon runs the risk of facing a second shutdown in the near future.