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A Mass Texodus: Why Republicans are retiring instead of running (updated)

December 10, 2019
Republicans know Texas is a battleground state, and rather than fight a losing battle, they’re choosing to jump ship.
Retiring_republicans

MJ Hegar files to unseat John Cornyn in 2020

December 10, 2019
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss MJ Hegar's chances of defeating John Cornyn in 2020.
Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss if MJ Hegar can beat John Cornyn in 2020

Next time, can we re-order the Democratic Primary?

December 9, 2019
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins Spectrum News to discuss if it is possible to re-order the Democratic Primary in the future - even though it will be difficult to make those changes.
Ed Espinoza on Spectrum News: Can we re-order the Democratic Primary

Mayor Bloomberg's candidacy and Texas voters

December 5, 2019
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins KXAN to discuss Mayor Bloomberg's candidacy and what he will have to do to win the support of progressive Texans on the March 3rd primary.
Ed Espinoza discussing Mayor Bloomberg on KXAN

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump, Texas, and 2020

December 3, 2019
Progress Texas Senior Advisor Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss the impact that impeachment and changing state demographics will have on making Texas a battleground state in 2020.
Glenn W. Smith on FOX 7 Austin

Texas Face Off: Is Trump scared to lose Texas?

December 3, 2019
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins KVUE to discuss why voter registrations and Trump's abnormal number of visits to Texas show that he is wary of losing the state in 2020.
Ed Espinoza on KVUE

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump Visits Austin

November 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 to discuss Trump's seventh visit to Texas and what it means for the 2020 election.
Tara Pohlmeyer on FOX 7 Austin

Trump makes seventh visit to Texas as state becomes more competitive

November 20, 2019
Trump knows Texas is critical to a win in 2020, and he’s terrified because he knows Texans are fed up with his corruption and hate.
TrumpInTexas

Don’t write your Constitution in a panic

November 18, 2019
Every couple of years we have to vote on constitutional amendments that, in a land ruled by reason, would probably be welcomed with the friendly, non-constitutional agreement of all.
Constitution

Q&A: Flipping Texas with U.S. Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards

November 12, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer chats with one of Texas' U.S. Senate candidates, Amanda Edwards, on voting rights, abortion access, gun reform, health care, and immigration.
Flipping Texas with Amanda Edwards

Texas’ mobile voting ban is a clear infringement on voting rights

November 6, 2019
If our votes didn’t matter, Texas Republicans wouldn’t be trying so hard to keep Texans away from the polls.
MobileVotingBans

FOX 7 Discussion: November 5, 2019 Texas Elections

November 6, 2019
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss the results of the November 2019 statewide elections and whether Democrats or Republicans are in a better position going into the 2020 Presidential Election.
Glen Smith on Fox 7 discussing 2019 Statewide elections and 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Election Day: Be a 2019 voter with our recommendations!

November 5, 2019
  Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer break down what's on the ballot for our 2019 Election.
Election Day 2019

We need a cease-fire in the state’s war on local governments

November 4, 2019
Republicans seem to think they can manage local governments better than local voters do, but they are deceiving themselves.
statesman

Impeachment update: Things are not looking good for Trump

October 29, 2019
If the World Series was any indication of the American public’s thoughts on impeachment, Trump should be scared.
Impeachment

Texas Face Off: Be a 2019 voter

October 29, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss the 10 State Propositions on the ballot and what they mean for our state.
Sam Robles on KVUE

Voting rights for people awaiting trial in Texas

October 28, 2019
Voter disenfranchisement continues in Texas’ criminal justice system, but we can put an end to it.
Voting Centers in Texas Jails

FOX 7 Discussion: Progressives growing in power following Speaker Bonnen scandal

October 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss Dennis Bonnen's announcement that he will not seek re-election.
Tara Pohlmeyer on FOX 7 Austin

Texas Face Off: Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen is out

October 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's decision to not run for re-election, and what it means for progressives.
Tara Pohlmeyer on KVUE

Wipeout: The obstacle course of voter suppression laws

October 21, 2019
The 2019 Texas Legislature added a new obstacle meant to knock down voters: a ban on temporary, mobile voting sites.
Texas Voter Suppression