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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

How many lives is (a possibility of) “boosting” the economy worth? Texas conservatives are misleading the public.

May 6, 2020
Gov. Abbott has discussed how a spike in infection rates will occur because of increased testing, but has been less clear about the repercussions of reopening.

Leaked Audio (Full): Gov. Abbott Knows Reopening Will Cause an Increase in Infection Rate for Texans

May 5, 2020
As Gov. Greg Abbott reopens the state in the midst of a rising infection and death rate, leaked audio from a call with Texas Legislators reveals that he knows reopening will put more Texans at risk. (Full audio included)
 Gov. Abbott Knows Reopening Will Cause an Increase in Infection Rate for Texans

Death and taxes, pandemics and politics

May 4, 2020
Keeping local governments on their knees will not help Texans get back on their feet.

We asked Texans about their concerns over reopening the state. Here’s what they told us.

May 1, 2020
Many worry that opening too soon runs the risk of facing a second shutdown in the near future.

Voters file age discrimination lawsuit over Texas vote-by-mail law

April 29, 2020
While Texas allows no-excuse vote by mail for voters aged 65 and older, there are restrictions for everyone else.

It’s not about staying open, it’s about staying safe

April 28, 2020
While Republicans rush to reopen Texas, 55% of voters think it’s more important to keep people safe.
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Progress Texas Happy Hour with Gina Ortiz Jones

April 24, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) & Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza for a discussion on the campaign in TX-23, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!
Gina Ortiz Jones

This Earth Day, let’s also commit to healing our planet

April 21, 2020
Coronavirus has taught us that while we work to heal our people, we can also come together to reduce the impact of climate change.

Abbott, Paxton using COVID-19 to push anti-abortion agenda

April 21, 2020
Abortion is, and will always be, essential and time-sensitive health care.
Abortion is essential health care.

Don’t answer the fiscal suffering with even more suffering

April 20, 2020
A lot of the demands to “open back up” from President Trump and his allies are just to set up later arguments that others are to blame for the economic losses.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Wendy Davis

April 17, 2020
Join Congressional Candidate Wendy Davis & Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer for a discussion on Davis' campaign in TX-21, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!

In times of crisis, progressives show how leadership is done

April 16, 2020
While conservative lawmakers have punted responsibility, progressive leaders across the state are stepping up.

The fight continues as conservatives play tug-of-war with Texans’ abortion care

April 14, 2020
Abortion advocates, providers, and patients are continuing to fight because we know abortion is, and always will be, essential, time-sensitive health care.

Texas must do better to protect incarcerated people from COVID-19

April 13, 2020
Texas is currently in a state of emergency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and the safety and health of those experiencing incarceration must be prioritized.
Texas jails COVID-19

Being poor in a Texas jail should not be a death sentence

April 9, 2020
Gov. Abbott’s executive order puts a price tag on a defendant’s right to health and safety.

For everyone’s sake, Texas needs paid sick leave

April 9, 2020
Worker health and safety is public health and safety.
Paid Sick Leave Texas