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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?
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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!
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District Attorneys in Texas are under-prosecuting abusive cops

July 7, 2020
Last year 113 people were killed by police in Texas. Charges were only brought in two cases.

How to get a free face mask in Texas

July 7, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott should expand free face mask programs throughout the state.
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Progress Texas Happy Hour with MJ Hegar

July 3, 2020
Join U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar & Progress Texas Advocacy Manager Diana Gómez for a discussion on police violence, health care, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & more!
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What the #BlackLivesMatter protests have accomplished so far in Texas

June 25, 2020
Texans are stepping up and demanding change — and getting it.

Governor Abbott is putting families in danger (Español)

June 19, 2020
Progress Texas Advocacy Manager Diana Gómez joins Telemundo Austin to discuss Governor Abbott's disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and what he should do now.
Governor Abbott is putting families in danger (Spanish)

Granddaddy Lessons: How Black pride & Black joy fuel this year’s Juneteenth celebrations

June 18, 2020
A country where the most marginalized among us can thrive is a country where everyone thrives. And a country where only the most privileged can thrive will ultimately fall.
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Progress Texas Happy Hour with Royce West

June 18, 2020
Join U.S. Senate candidate Royce West & Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza for a discussion on police violence, health care, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & more!
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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.

Does Trump's executive order on police reform go far enough?

June 16, 2020
Political Strategist Jamarr Brown joins FOX 7 to discuss Trump's new executive order focusing on police reform and whether it is enough.
Does Trump's executive order to reform police go far enough?

Should local leaders have authority over COVID-19 restrictions?

June 15, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss whether local officials should supersede Gov. Abbott when it comes to responding to the COVID-19 spike.
Should local leaders have authority over COVID-19 restrictions?

Restoring trust and saving our democracy

June 15, 2020
If we could hope, what would we hope for? Trust begins in that hope.

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.
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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.
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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.