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Elections

October 20, 2018
Austin, Texas

Our endorsements on local Austin propositions

While Progress Texas has traditionally been focused on state and federal politics, over the years we have found ourselves engaging more on local issues around the state: the HERO initiative in Houston, the Freedom Cities resolution in Austin, and paid...
October 16, 2018
What could've been said.

O’Rourke was right to speak out on racism

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. What is just as persistent as the river of racism that courses through American history? The denial of racism. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts...
October 15, 2018
early vote

The early bird gets the vote

Para información sobre como votar anticipadamente en Español, visite GoVoteTexas.org/es . Avoid the lines. Avoid the excuses. There is absolutely no reason to wait until Election Day to vote. In Texas, any registered voter may vote early in person. Early...
October 14, 2018
AJ+ | Beto O'Rourke

Can A Democrat Win In Texas? How Texas is turning blue

Beto O'Rourke is in a tight midterm race against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and if he wins, he'll be the Lone Star State's first Democratic senator in over 20 years. But is it really possible to turn Texas blue? And how did Texas get so red, anyway?
October 6, 2018
Kavanaugh Protests

Kavanaugh has been confirmed. Now what?

What can we do? The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. Now is not the time to give up and give in. Funnel your anger into action. First and foremost, make sure you’re registered to vote...