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The State Board of Education is deciding on new sex-ed standards for students. We the People (of Texas) elect them.

September 9, 2020
The 15 people that serve on the board hold the power of deciding what millions of students in public schools across Texas learn for years to come – and many are on the ballot in November.
Texas Sex Ed

In workplace safety, greed is the Grim Reaper

September 8, 2020
Republicans have been slow to protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths.

The State of COVID-19 in Texas: Rio Grande Valley Impact

September 3, 2020
  We chatted with RGV organizers about the devastating effect COVID-19 is having on the community and how folks are building progressive power for the 2020 Election.
Rio Grande Valley COVID-19 conversation

Climate change isn’t coming to Texas — it’s already here.

September 2, 2020
We need bold, progressive plans that can fix our planet and address environmental racism.
Climate change

Texas colleges have a responsibility to slow the spread

August 31, 2020
A plan that relies on 18-year-olds to stop socializing is a plan that is doomed to fail.
College students

Democrats need 9 seats to flip the Texas House. Here are 22 opportunities.

August 26, 2020
From redistricting to school funding, we have the power to change Texas politics for decades to come.
Texas House Candidates

Spare us the ‘law and order’ hyperbole

August 24, 2020
When political media and messaging become disconnected from the realities they purport to describe, our world becomes a far more dangerous place, whatever the motives of the messengers.

It’s time for the Confederates at the Capitol to go

August 24, 2020
Let’s honor Black Texans, not those who fought to take their rights away.

Governor Abbott disregards local control

August 18, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Governor Abbott's response to Austin City Council's recent budget cuts to the Austin Police Department.
Governor Abbott disregards local control

How progressive voters are changing the political landscape of south Texas

August 17, 2020
With historic campaigns from Jessica Cisneros and Sara Stapleton-Barrera, progressives laid a foundation for future elections.
Progressives in South Texas

Governor COVID: 10 ways Greg Abbott flubbed the Texas recovery effort

August 11, 2020
Texas was flattening the COVID-19 curve... and then we weren’t. Here’s a list of times Texas Gov. Greg Abbott got in the way.

As vote-by-mail expands, lawmakers must ensure the U.S. Postal Service is fully funded

August 4, 2020
Americans also rely on the USPS for the delivery of everything from prescription drugs to household necessities and paychecks.

REPORT: Texas media coverage lacks diverse sources of political analysis in 2020 election coverage

July 28, 2020
Texans deserve their diverse viewpoints and backgrounds represented in the news they consume.

What happened to testing and tracing the virus?

July 27, 2020
If we are to escape the clutches of COVID-19 we are going to have to find a way to allow testing and tracing to catch up.

Did Gov. Abbott reopen Texas too soon?

July 22, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss whether Abbott reopened Texas too soon and what negative polling for Trump means for November.
Did Gov. Abbott reopen Texas too soon?

POLL: Texans overwhelmingly support police reform; plurality support budget reallocation

July 21, 2020
It’s time to reform, reallocate, and rethink our approach to public safety.

Are Texas schools ready to reopen?

July 20, 2020
Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina joins FOX 7 to discuss whether it is safe for if Texas schools are ready to reopen safely.
Are Texas schools ready to reopen?

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.

Texas Republicans are holding our teachers hostage

July 14, 2020
Teachers are writing their wills in preparation for the school year. How did we get to this point?
Texas_Teachers

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