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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

Pandemic or not - we’re still fighting for you

April 7, 2020
In the midst of this pandemic, we’re working to promote progress, hold our leaders accountable, and keep Texans informed. Here’s an ongoing list of our content.
Coronavirus

Who is John Cornyn really looking out for?

April 6, 2020
John Cornyn’s response to this pandemic has been shameful. Texans deserve better.
Who is John Cornyn really looking out for?

The Secretary of State’s office responded to our vote-by-mail petition, but Texans still need clarity

April 2, 2020
Texans need to know that their rights will be protected in the midst of this global pandemic. It is the duty of our state lawmakers to provide that assurance.
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Gov. Abbott issued a "stay-at-home” order, but his partisan programming prevents him from saying it

April 1, 2020
Abbott’s decision to play politics with something this important puts lives in danger.
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Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. is failing his constituency... again

March 31, 2020
Lucio’s passive leadership during the global COVID-19 pandemic will take its toll on the community he seeks to serve.
Eddie Lucio COVID-19

Let’s defeat the coronavirus with the ‘Dunkirk Spirit’

March 30, 2020
Health professionals have told us what needs to be done. We must do more and do it faster.
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100% vote-by-mail in Texas is completely possible

March 26, 2020
Texans should not be asked to choose between their physical well-being and their fundamental right to vote.
VoteByMail

Dan Patrick is wrong: Our neighbors aren’t expendable

March 25, 2020
The choice he offers is a lie, and implies that COVID-19 only impacts the elderly.
DanPatrick

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQIA+ Texans

March 24, 2020
Texas must pass a comprehensive, statewide nondiscrimination law that protects all people, including LGBTQIA+ people.
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Republicans turn pandemic into fight about racism

March 19, 2020
Health experts condemn profiling virus along ethnic lines.
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Gov. Abbott must protect Texas voters by instituting universal vote-by-mail

March 19, 2020
Texans’ health, safety, and right to vote must be protected.
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A pandemic reveals our interdependence

March 16, 2020
Isn’t it obvious as the coronavirus spreads throughout our communities that the safest way to remain healthy is to help others remain healthy?
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We need to talk about paid sick leave in Texas

March 13, 2020
No one wants to give you a side of virus with your meal, least of all the people serving it to you.
Paid Sick Leave Texas

How will the coronavirus impact Texas?

March 10, 2020
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss how the coronavirus will impact the Texas economy and what policies are needed to stave off the worst impacts.
How will coronavirus impact policies and the economy in Texas?