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Top Best (& Worst) Moments of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 24, 2019
The 86th Texas legislative session had it’s good moments, but it also had its bad. Here’s a list of the best and worst moments from this year’s session.

FOX 7 Discussion: Joe Biden in Pennsylvania

May 20, 2019
Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about Joe Biden in Pennsylvania and who can take credit for the growing economy these past years (hint: not Trump). 

LIVE Recap: We're demanding lawmakers #StopSB9 at the Texas Capitol

May 15, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer and Charlie Bonner break down why we're against the omnibus Senate Bill 9, which would slow down our voting process in Texas. There’s still time to TAKE ACTION. 
Texas Senate Bill 9

LIVE: We're demanding lawmakers HEAR OUR TESTIMONY and #StopSB9

May 15, 2019
  We’re LIVE from the Capitol with the People’s Hearing. Voters from across the state are here to rally against the dangerous Senate Bill 9.
SB 9 Peoples Hearing

LIVE: We're demanding lawmakers #StopSB9 at the Texas Capitol

May 15, 2019
We’re LIVE from the Capitol to demand our lawmakers #StopSB9. This latest attack on voting rights in Texas is indefensible. TAKE ACTION NOW. 
Texas Senate Bill 9

How a dangerous bill could harm voter registration efforts in Texas

May 14, 2019
Volunteer Deputy Registrar’s perspective on lawmakers’ efforts to prevent voter registration

FOX 7 Discussion: SB 9 hurts the democratic process

May 14, 2019
Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the dangerous Senate Bill 9, or “Slow Down The Vote" Bill. SB 9 is simply designed to keep those in power in power.

Special Report: The fight for voting rights in Texas

May 10, 2019
Check out all of our coverage on Senate Bill 9 as Texas Republicans try to slow down the vote.

Texas Face Off: Marijuana decriminalization and voter suppression

May 1, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss Marijuana decriminalization that overwhelming passed in the Texas House. Joe Moody’s House Bill 63, which if made into law, would treat possession of one ounce or less of marijuana like a traffic ticket by lowering the penalty from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor.

LIVE: Updates on the Texas GOP's latest voter suppression scheme

April 30, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director for Progress Texas, and Zenén Pérez, Advocacy Director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, discuss the latest victory of Texas voters and the GOP's attacks on the right to vote.

Greg Abbott’s voter suppression sideshow

April 29, 2019
Acting Texas Secretary of State David Whitley is being forced to rescind his discriminatory voter purge in a victory for voters, but he’s not the only problem.

FOX 7 Discussion: Texas 2020 Senate Race

April 29, 2019
Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the changing landscape in voters in Texas and how that will have a big impact on the Senate race for 2020 now that MJ Hegar has jumped in against John Cornyn. 

Stop the Texas 'Slow Down the Vote' bill

April 26, 2019
Anti-voter bill SB 9 would make voting more difficult in our great state.
Texas Voting Lines

Texas Face Off: MJ Hegar, the Mueller Report, and local elections

April 23, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss a wide array of topics including MJ Hegar’s run for John Cornyn’s seat in the Senate, the relevance of the Muller report and the importance of the local elections happening across Texas this May 4th.

FOX 7 Discussion: Everyone counts in the 2020 Census

April 23, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer, our Communications Associate here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the ridiculous proposal to include the immigration question on the Census engineered to purposely intimidate and undercount the population of Texas. In 2020, everyone should be counted without the fear of migratory repercussions.
Tara Pohlmeyer

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump & the Mueller Report

April 22, 2019
Glenn Smith, our Senior Strategist here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the Mueller report and what a potential impeachment procedure would look like for the country. The president was NOT exonerated by the report and must be held accountable by Congress. 
Glenn Smith

2019 Municipal elections need your voice

April 18, 2019
When progressives show up at the ballot box, we win.

FOX 7 Discussion: Fight back against this dangerous anti-voter bill (SB 9)

April 16, 2019
Our Communications Associate, Tara Pohlmeyer, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss SB 9, a bill that does nothing but make voting more difficult and perpetuate a lie about voter fraud.

LIVE: Press conference opposing Texas "Slow Down the Vote" bill (SB 9)

April 16, 2019
We’re joining with Texas voter rights organizations to call on lawmakers to #StopSB9. This sweeping bill could subject voters to jail for easy mistakes and gives state officials unprecedented power over voters’ private information. Take action at progresstexas.org/act. 
Stop SB9 in Texas press conference