Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the Texas Budget discussed at the Texas House and how important bills like Rep. Bucy's Medicare expansion bill will benefit Texans.
Lisa Goodgame with the Cover Texas Now coalition joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the urgent need for affordable health care for all Americans, as well as the reflection that will have in 2020 voter turnout.
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You might be asking yourself, what is Progress Texas Institute and how is it different from Progress Texas.
Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
Progress Texas is our 501(c)(4) which is also a non-profit, but donations are NOT deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has more flexibility for lobbying and political activity.
We split our work between these two organizations depending on the nature of the project.