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In political arena, we need to set hatred aside. Justice requires it.

March 25, 2019
We should remind ourselves that there are consequences to our political words and actions.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

How your vote reined in Dan Patrick’s priorities

March 21, 2019
The Texas Legislature has gone from the transphobic bathroom bill and anti-immigrant sanctuary cities ban in 2017, to school finance and property taxes in 2019. How’s that for progressives taking back Texas?

4 progressive takeaways from SXSW

March 20, 2019
What the world’s biggest tech and music conference can teach us about the progressive movement.

FOX 7 Discussion: Joe Biden 2020 and Texas' position as a battleground state

March 20, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the presidential candidates in the race as well as what the future like now that Texas is a battleground swing state.
Joe Biden 2020 Texas battleground state

Texas Face Off: Beto's $6.1M and the race to the Presidential nomination

March 19, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins KVUE Austin to discuss the efforts that Beto's amounted in only his first day officially announced, as well as the hurdles that John Cornyn will face with two candidates drawing the spotlight to Texas.

FOX 7 Discussion: Beto's Presidential Campaign and the Democratic force in 2020

March 18, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss Beto O’Rourke’s $6.1M raised during his first 24 hours as a candidate and the powerful Democratic field that will face-off Trump in 2020.

Best of the Week: Live from SXSW and talking #txlege priorities

March 15, 2019
  We're bringing Best of the Week to you all live from SXSW!! Tara Pohlmeyer and Charlie Bonner are discussing Presidential candidates and upcoming #txlege priorities.
Best of the Week SXSW

How SXSW got political

March 13, 2019
South by Southwest has made Austin a cultural center for music and innovation, but can it help turn Texas blue?

Voter suppression isn't an "oops moment"

March 5, 2019
Attacking free and fair elections is a coordinated Republican effort.

Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Doggett in Texas to call for fair elections

March 5, 2019
"Protecting the vote means protecting our democracy"

Best of the Week: Voter rights, Whole Woman's Health, & Amplify Austin

March 1, 2019
  This week our Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Advocacy Director Sam Robles are discussing Texas voter rights, Whole Woman's Health's new Austin clinic, and Amplify Austin!
Best of the Week March 1

#PurgeWhitley: We call on Senators to BLOCK David Whitley's nomination for Texas Secretary of State

February 21, 2019
  Progress Texas and more than 30 organizations call for Senate Democrats to block David Whitley’s nomination for Secretary of State. We need an official who will respect and protect the right to vote as our state’s top election official.
Voter Suppression Texas press conference

UPDATES: Texas GOP's Latest Voter Suppression Saga

February 20, 2019
Republicans are back at it with their voter suppression games and Progress Texas is fighting back.

FOX 7 Discussion: Democratic candidates are for equity, inclusivity, and the common good

February 20, 2019
  Democrats are for excellence in public education and access to health care. The GOP's attempt to brand Democrats as "socialists" is simply a label strategy, while socialism is seen as caring for others.
FOX 7-Socialism-Label

Best of the Week: Safe borders, voting rights, and Black History Month

February 15, 2019
Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the border “emergency,” voter suppression, and Black History Month. 
Sam Robles and Tara Pohlmeyer

#PurgeWhitley: Acting Texas Secretary of State won't take responsibility for voter suppression

February 13, 2019
Gov. Greg Abbott's nominee for Secretary of State, David Whitley, hasn't been confirmed for his job, but has already furthered a history of voter suppression in our state. Whitley is not fit to hold the highest office of election integrity. Tell your state senator to vote NO on Abbott’s nominee.
David Whitley

KVUE Face Off: El Paso rally, no border wall, and voter suppression in Texas

February 12, 2019
Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer joined KVUE to talk about this week in Texas politics, including the March for Truth in El Paso, how we don't need a border wall, and why David Whitley shouldn't be confirmed for Secretary of State.
KVUE Face Off

David Whitley’s no good, very bad, voter suppression showdown

February 12, 2019
Thousands of Texans have spoken out against Whitley’s nomination and it appears it just might have worked.

FOX 7 Discussion: Texas Secretary of State David Whitley must go

February 11, 2019
The Texas Senate nominations committee is still deciding if they should recommend Gov. Greg Abbott's nominee for Texas Secretary of State, David Whitley, receive a full Senate vote. Whitley should not be confirmed.
FOX 7 - David Whitley Secretary of State discussion

Denying voting rights to eligible citizens is just wrong

February 11, 2019
Trump supporters like Abbott, Patrick, Paxton, Cruz, and Cornyn have yet to oppose Trump’s bigoted speech and acts.
Trump and Texas Republicans - Voter Suppression