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How was Joe Biden's first month?

March 1, 2021
Texas Democratic Party official Chris Hollins joins FOX 7 to discuss how Joe Biden hit the ground running in his first month and what Democrats' plan is for the future.
Joe Biden and Chris Hollins

The Legislature should fully fund public education as determined by educators

January 4, 2021
If the Legislature has to raise revenue to meet student needs, raise it. Our children’s future is at stake.

Top 10 Best and Worst Texans of 2020

December 17, 2020
This year will not easily be forgotten. Here’s our list of the Texans who helped make it better, and those who made it worse.

Republicans hold up aid as hungry Texans wait hours in line for food

December 15, 2020
The pandemic has led to a record number of Texans going hungry, and Congressional Republicans and the Texas GOP aren’t doing enough to stop it.

Medicaid expansion is a moral imperative

December 14, 2020
As many as 2.2 million Texans could gain access to health coverage if Texas expands Medicaid.

Texas is broke. Reforming marijuana laws could help bridge our deficit.

December 10, 2020
While legalizing marijuana in Texas seems like a strictly partisan issue, the demographics are shifting.

Betsy DeVos won’t be missed. Here are some of her policies that need to be reversed.

December 8, 2020
Betsy DeVos managed to stay in office all four years, giving her plenty of time to do damage to our education system.

Bills We’re Watching in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session

December 3, 2020
Here at Progress Texas, we’re going through every bill filled in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. Some are good, some are bad, and others are downright ugly.

The 7 times MJ Hegar roasted John Cornyn in the Senate Debate

October 15, 2020
MJ took Cornyn to task and proved that she’s the leader we need fighting for Texans.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Brandy Chambers & Lorenzo Sanchez

September 18, 2020
Join Texas House candidates Brandy Chambers (HD-112), Lorenzo Sanchez (HD-67), & Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza for a live discussion on the work to flip Texas, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of our vote, & more.
Brandy Chambers, Lorenzo Sanchez

Texas Rep. Jon Rosenthal (HD-135) says the pandemic can spark positive, progressive change

September 16, 2020
Texas Rep. Jon Rosenthal (HD-135) says the COVID-19 pandemic can spark positive, progressive change during the 2021 Texas Legislative Session.
jon rosenthal

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez talks about what's at stake in the 2020 Election

September 16, 2020
Progressive organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez talks about what's at stake for Texas in the 2020 Election.
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Progress Texas Happy Hour with Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez & Rep. Jon Rosenthal

September 11, 2020
Join progressive organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Texas Rep. Jon Rosenthal (HD-135), & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on the work to flip Texas, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of our vote, & more.
Cristina Tzintzun & Jon Rosenthal

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