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Vote Texas Face Off: The stretch to the Texas midterm elections

October 2, 2018
In this week's Vote Texas Face Off, Tara Pohlmeyer of Progress Texas and Sam Pohl of the Republican Party of Texas debate the Senate race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz, as well as the FBI's investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.
KVUE Face Off 10-02

FOX 7 Discussion: Voter registration surges ahead of 2018 midterm election

October 2, 2018
Voters are concerned about issues like health care, immigration, and their property taxes—issues that aren't being addressed by current leadership. We will hold our elected officials accountable on Nov. 6.
FOX 7 Voter Registration

8 takeaways from the only #TXGovDebate between Lupe Valdez and Greg Abbott

October 1, 2018
Lupe Valdez spoke up for all Texans during the only Texas gubernatorial debate
Lupe Valdez and Greg Abbott

Ted Cruz refuses to address Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, turns his back on women

September 28, 2018
By voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ted Cruz has chosen to side with men in power without searching for the truth.
Ted Cruz and Brett Kavanaugh

GOP Voter Suppression: Fighting Cynicism and Indifference (Part IV)

September 26, 2018
Texas Republicans want you to think your vote doesn’t matter. But here’s a hot take: it does.
voting

Celebrating National Voter Registration Day in Austin

September 25, 2018
Progress Texas partnered with the nonprofit Deeds Not Words to help register voters for the Nov. 2018 election on National Voter Registration Day. You can verify your registration and find more information at https://govotetexas.org.
KVUE Charlie Bonner and Kalyn Norwood

Vote Texas Face Off: Texas U.S. Senate race

September 25, 2018
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak discuss the Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz U.S. Senate race on KVUE.
KVUE Face Off

FOX 7 Discussion: People of Texas win in first Senate debate

September 24, 2018
Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke faced off in the first of three scheduled debates, leaving the people of Texas as winners with a first impression of the candidates, true to form.
Texas Senate Debate

GOP Voter Suppression: A Brief Timeline of Discriminatory Laws and SCOTUS Rulings (Part III)

September 24, 2018
Efforts to take away voting rights can be seen in the laws passed by conservative lawmakers and recent Supreme Court rulings.
Voting is our right.

GOP Voter Suppression: Texas High Schools and Online Registration (Part II)

September 21, 2018
Support for voting should not be a Democratic or Republican issue. It should just be straight up American.
Voting is our right.

GOP Voter Suppression: Voter Purging and ID Laws (Part I)

September 19, 2018
Texas Republicans continue to use scare tactics to enforce unnecessary voter laws that keep citizens from voting.
Voting is our right.

No one knows what a 'likely voter' looks like in 2018

September 19, 2018
"The poll is dead; Long live the poll!"
Voter at the polls

FOX 7 Discussion: After Texas Senate District 19 election, we must vote

September 19, 2018
After the District 19 state senate seat special election, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza explains that there are two lessons for Democrats: 1. No one is going to do it for us. We must vote. 2. Candidates have to have a strong message.
FOX 7 Capitol

Texas Senate District 19 Election Runoff: Locations & Times

September 14, 2018
Election Day is Tuesday, September 18. All polls are open 7am - 7pm.

Texas Blue County Voters Need to Run Up the Score in 2018

August 8, 2018
We know by now that Texas is a low turnout state - but you might not realize where that low turnout most often takes place: blue counties.
Run Up The Score

Not Surprised - Ted Cruz's first TV spot is a Lie

August 3, 2018
Pushed on his heels, Ted Cruz has launched his first ad of the general election campaign...and it's a lie. Because of course.
Ted Cruz's first TV spot is a Lie

We will repudiate the darkness in 2018

July 27, 2018
Some conservatives are fine Putin’s subversion of our democracy as long as it serves their own power, but most Texans and Americans will repudiate the darkness in 2018.
Texas Will Revoke The Darkness

How Ted Cruz is Avoiding Debating Beto in the Most Cruz-ish Way

July 16, 2018
The Cruz campaign responded to the O’Rourke campaign’s second debate request with a level of condescension and avoidance typical of Ted Cruz.
Cruz No Debate

Break Redistricting by Breaking the Republican Hold on Texas in 2018

June 25, 2018
Instead of ruling in favor of the African-American and Latino voters and groups who brought the lawsuit, the Court reversed the lower courts’ rulings of intentional discrimination and upheld all but one Texas House district.
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