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2019 Progressive Power Report

June 24, 2019
Progress Texas continues to build progressive power in Texas. This year, we fought for Texas families at the Capitol, and now we’re taking that fight into 2020.
Progressive Power Report - Progress Texas 2019

Capitol Tonight: 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates & Texas polling

June 20, 2019
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins Capitol Tonight to discuss the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates before the June DNC debates and what the latest Texas polls mean for our battleground state.
Democratic Debates and Texas

Texas Face Off: Texas is a battleground state

June 18, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE's weekly segment to discuss the recent polling numbers in Texas and how Democrats are making gains.
Tara Pohlmeyer - KVUE

Poll: Texas Senator John Cornyn less popular than Ted Cruz

June 18, 2019
The 2020 election is proving that Texas is a battleground state – and that John Cornyn is under water heading into the election.
Cornyn

FOX 7 Discussion: Recent polls show Texas is a battleground state

June 17, 2019
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the recent polls showing Donald Trump and John Cornyn struggling in the state.
Ed Espinoza - Polling

Supreme Court: 5 Decisions We’re Awaiting in June 2019

June 10, 2019
The Court is set to decide some really important cases these next few weeks.
SCOTUS

FOX 7 Discussion: Gov. Greg Abbott's office called for voter purge

June 5, 2019
Juliet Barbara, Communications Director at Workers Defense Action Fund, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the news that Governor Greg Abbott’s office issued the order to purge nearly 100,000 Texas voters from the voter rolls, carried out by then-nominee for Secretary of State, David Whitley. 
Juliet Barbara - Workers Defense Action Fund

Texas Face Off: A blue state in 2020

June 4, 2019
Royce Brooks, Executive Director of Annie's List, joins KVUE to talk about what Texans can expect to see for the 2020 election and months leading up to it.
Texas Face Off - Royce Brooks

How progressives won the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

June 3, 2019
Because of your votes during the 2018 midterms, we made progress from voting rights, to abortion access, to health care.

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: 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

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

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.

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

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.