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Governor Abbott is putting families in danger (Español)

June 19, 2020
Progress Texas Advocacy Manager Diana Gómez joins Telemundo Austin to discuss Governor Abbott's disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and what he should do now.
Governor Abbott is putting families in danger (Spanish)

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Royce West

June 18, 2020
Join U.S. Senate candidate Royce West & Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza for a discussion on police violence, health care, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & more!
Royce West U.S. Senate

The State of Black Lives in Texas

June 16, 2020
  Tune in for a conversation about the effect policing and restrictive state policies are having on Black lives in Texas, how folks in Austin, Dallas, & Houston are responding & organizing, and what their calls to action are for folks & elected officials across the state.

Should local leaders have authority over COVID-19 restrictions?

June 15, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss whether local officials should supersede Gov. Abbott when it comes to responding to the COVID-19 spike.
Should local leaders have authority over COVID-19 restrictions?

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Sara Stapleton Barrera

June 5, 2020
Join Texas Senate candidate Sara Stapleton Barrera & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on the race for SD 27, police violence, health care during COVID-19, & more.
Sara Stapleton Barrera SD 27

After Texas’ month-long block, what does abortion care look like during COVID-19?

June 4, 2020
A global pandemic is not the time to restrict access to time-sensitive and essential health care, and yet, that’s exactly what Gov. Greg Abbott and indicted-AG Ken Paxton did when they blocked most abortions in the state, denouncing it as non-essential.
Abortion is essential Texas

For Graduates of 2020: Youth in hospitable and inhospitable worlds

June 1, 2020
Rebuild the world with understanding that your freedom depends on the freedom of everyone else. Selfishness helped get us into this mess.
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Progress Texas Happy Hour with Sri Preston Kulkarni

May 29, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Sri Preston Kulkarni & Progress Texas Communications Director Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on police violence, community resources, health care during COVID-19, & more.
Sri Preston Kulkarni

An ongoing timeline of Texas vote-by-mail lawsuits in the 2020 election

May 28, 2020
No Texan should be forced to risk their health and safety in order to vote. Here’s a legal timeline of the 2020 vote by mail litigation in Texas.

Only 7 states limit vote-by-mail access based on age. Texas is one of them.

May 21, 2020
A majority of Texas voters agree vote-by-mail should be made available for everyone.

Are we pushing to reopen Texas too soon?

May 20, 2020
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy joins FOX 7 to discuss what concerns are top-of-mind for workers as Texas begins to reopen.
Are we pushing to reopen Texas too soon?

The dangers of being Black and pregnant during a global health pandemic

May 20, 2020
Already facing a health care system plagued with racism and implicit bias, Black mothers are fighting for compassionate care.
Black Maternal Health During COVID-19

Now is the time for Texas to consider the taxable benefits of marijuana

May 19, 2020
Legalization is going to happen sooner or later, so it might as well be now to help us through this pandemic.
Marijuana

Texans shouldn’t have to risk death to vote

May 18, 2020
Texas Republicans are telling Texans that if they want to participate in democracy, they must risk death.
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A failing grade for Trump's COVID-19 response

May 18, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Trump's Twitter feud with Obama and how poorly Trump has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
What grade would you give Trump's COVID-19 response?

No one should lose their home for staying at home

May 13, 2020
Texans need rental assistance to survive a global pandemic — and unemployment.

Reopening Texas safely

May 13, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Fauci's warning about reopening too quickly and how Texas can avoid going backward by following the guidelines and fostering cooperation between the state and local officials.
Reopening Texas safely

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Julie Oliver

May 8, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Julie Oliver & Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on the ongoing campaign, health care access, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!

Texas Gov. knew reopening state would spike COVID-19 cases

May 7, 2020
This leaked audio reveals that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott knew reopening his state early would lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases — he went ahead and reopened the state anyways.
Texas Gov. Knew Reopening State Would Spike COVID-19 Cases | NowThis