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November 5, 2014

Progressives Are Ahead of Schedule in 2014

In 2014, progressives saw the successful rebuilding of our grassroots base, including increased funding, a more sophisticated online presence and growing memberships. Organizations like ours will carry that momentum beyond the election. We know that...
October 31, 2014

Five Reasons We Support Austin's Prop 1

We support Austin's local bond proposition, commonly known as Prop 1 - the plan for starting our local rail transit. We support Prop 1 because it is a strong first step towards solving our long-term traffic solutions. As the Austin Chronicle wrote in...
October 28, 2014

Progress Texas Get Out the Vote Ad

Like a good progressive, I am sure you already voted early. But if you haven't, take a moment and make a plan to ensure you make it to the polls this year. You can also share our new Get-Out-The-Vote video with your friends and family so that they can be...
October 24, 2014

Texas Trooper Tries to Mess With a Texas Woman

The voter ID law discriminates against Texans and disenfranchises voters. Now, the state of Texas has threatened jail time to at least one Texas woman trying to get the ID she needed to vote. After months of trying to get the right documents she needed to...
October 19, 2014

Progress Texas 2014 Voter Guide

- Find our polling place - Your vote can make a difference! Simply put, Republicans are against all of the issues that we care about. See 46 more reasons not to vote for them by checking out our recent Progress Texas Anti-Endorsement post . Below are more...
October 18, 2014

A Confusing Yet Back-handed Endorsement of Abbott

While major papers are enthusiastically endorsing Wendy Davis— like the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman — the Dallas Morning News has a very curious editorial that goes the other way...kind of. The endorsement reads like a ransom note...
October 5, 2014

Texas Newspapers Endorse a New Majority

Texas’ newspapers have had a finger on the pulse of Texas politics for long enough to know when a candidate will work for or against Texans, and endorsements this year already show strong support for a new majority. Endorsed Candidates: Governor: Wendy...
July 24, 2014

Texas Does Not Have Standardized Students

Katie Plemmons is a young teacher from Del Valle ISD. She works 50-60 hour weeks, spending money out of her pocket for classroom supplies. And in a wonderful opinion piece, she articulates the challenges of being a teacher in Texas. From her op-ed, titled...
June 6, 2014

Jon Stewart Drops Truth Bomb on Open Carry Texas

Last night, Jon Stewart spent almost his entire show (three separate segments) tearing into Open Carry Texas - a Texas gun rights organization gaining national attention bringing assault weapons into public restaurants and stores. The NRA originally...
May 1, 2014

Demand Cornyn and Cruz Raise the Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Texas voters get what Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz don’t...
January 28, 2014

An Open Letter from Wendy Davis's Daughters

We shared with you some of the worst things conservatives have said about Wendy Davis . We thought you might also enjoy reading some of the best things anyone has said about her, too. Below are open letters from Wendy's daughters, Dru and Amber, about...
January 21, 2014

Top Ten Worst Comments by Conservatives About Wendy Davis

When it comes to women in politics, conservatives just can't help themselves. And when it comes to Wendy Davis, well that really gets their predatory blood boiling. For whatever the reason, sexism and misogyny have become the norm for the most vocal...
January 15, 2014

Momentum: Today Show Profiles Wendy Davis Life Story

Senator Wendy Davis' momentum continued this morning with an incredible feature on the Today show. Senator Davis shared her life story, revisited the trailer park where she lived early in her life and talked about the opportunities she wants to guarantee...
December 18, 2013

More Teachers Leave Texas Schools Than Are Hired

Maybe this is why Greg Abbott refuses to answer questions about Texas' public schools. For the first time in Texas' history, more teachers left Texas' schools in 2011-2012 than were hired. This occurred at the same time that enrollment increased and Texas...