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The State of COVID-19 in Texas: Rio Grande Valley Impact

September 3, 2020
  We chatted with RGV organizers about the devastating effect COVID-19 is having on the community and how folks are building progressive power for the 2020 Election.
Rio Grande Valley COVID-19 conversation

Climate change isn’t coming to Texas — it’s already here.

September 2, 2020
We need bold, progressive plans that can fix our planet and address environmental racism.
Climate change

Texas colleges have a responsibility to slow the spread

August 31, 2020
A plan that relies on 18-year-olds to stop socializing is a plan that is doomed to fail.
College students

Texas Republicans are so scared of the ballot box they’re turning on one another because of it

August 25, 2020
Gov. Abbott was right to extend early vote by one week, but now Republicans are suing to take it away.

Practical abortion support for Texans during COVID-19

August 20, 2020
The pandemic has called attention to many societal issues that have needed to be transformed for a long time, including abortion care.
Abortion access Texas

Governor COVID: 10 ways Greg Abbott flubbed the Texas recovery effort

August 11, 2020
Texas was flattening the COVID-19 curve... and then we weren’t. Here’s a list of times Texas Gov. Greg Abbott got in the way.

Are Trump's COVID-19 Executive Orders constitutional?

August 10, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Trump's recent executive orders and how their real goal is to attack Social Security.
Are Trump's COVID-19 Executive Orders constitutional?

What does “shelter in place” mean for those without shelter?

August 10, 2020
A progressive city like Austin cannot deny shelter to those who need it and then blame them for our failure to find them shelter.

As vote-by-mail expands, lawmakers must ensure the U.S. Postal Service is fully funded

August 4, 2020
Americans also rely on the USPS for the delivery of everything from prescription drugs to household necessities and paychecks.

Will the Senate stimulus plan be enough for Americans?

July 29, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss the specifics of the Senate stimulus plan and how it leaves too many Americans without the support they need to survive during the pandemic.
Will the Senate stimulus plan be enough for Americans?

What happened to testing and tracing the virus?

July 27, 2020
If we are to escape the clutches of COVID-19 we are going to have to find a way to allow testing and tracing to catch up.

Did Gov. Abbott reopen Texas too soon?

July 22, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss whether Abbott reopened Texas too soon and what negative polling for Trump means for November.
Did Gov. Abbott reopen Texas too soon?

With latest defamation lawsuit, Texas abortion advocates are fighting for their rural clients

July 21, 2020
An attack on these organizations is an attack on every Texan who needs reproductive health services.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Mike Siegel

July 17, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Mike Siegel (TX-10) & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on ending police violence, expanding health care, flipping the district & more!
Mike Siegel Texas

50 reasons to vote against John Cornyn in 2020

July 16, 2020
After 18 years in office, two-thirds of Texans either don’t know John Cornyn or don’t like him.

Texas Republicans are holding our teachers hostage

July 14, 2020
Teachers are writing their wills in preparation for the school year. How did we get to this point?
Texas_Teachers

Schoolhouse blues: The pandemic and public education

July 11, 2020
Texas needs to commit to the importance of public education while keeping teachers, students, and workers safe.
Public Education Texas

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Alisa Simmons

July 10, 2020
Join Texas House District 94 candidate Alisa Simmons & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on ending police violence, health care, flipping the Texas House & more!
Alisa Simmons Texas

How to get a free face mask in Texas

July 7, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott should expand free face mask programs throughout the state.
Wear A Mask Texas

Progress Texas Happy Hour with MJ Hegar

July 3, 2020
Join U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar & Progress Texas Advocacy Manager Diana Gómez for a discussion on police violence, health care, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & more!
MJ Hegar