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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.
Glenn_VoteByMail

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.

Voters file age discrimination lawsuit over Texas vote-by-mail law

April 29, 2020
While Texas allows no-excuse vote by mail for voters aged 65 and older, there are restrictions for everyone else.

Do Republicans really want to 'emulate precisely' the South Korean voting model?

April 28, 2020
South Korea's voting model includes an Election Day holiday, no required voter registration, and six times the polling locations.
Vote by mail Texas

It’s not about staying open, it’s about staying safe

April 28, 2020
While Republicans rush to reopen Texas, 55% of voters think it’s more important to keep people safe.
Gov. Greg Abbott 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.

Don’t answer the fiscal suffering with even more suffering

April 20, 2020
A lot of the demands to “open back up” from President Trump and his allies are just to set up later arguments that others are to blame for the economic losses.
CoronaFinance

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.
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Why expanding vote-by-mail is the right decision

April 15, 2020
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss Judge Sulak's court order expanding vote-by-mail and why it is the right decision.
Why expanding vote-by-mail is the right decisions

Texas voters deserve 100% vote-by-mail

April 15, 2020
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss a lawsuit brought by students and progressive organizations to expand vote-by-mail to all Texas voters.
Texas voters deserve vote-by-mail