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December 12, 2013

Top Ten Texas News Stories of 2013

In addition to the top ten worst Texans of 2013 , here's a look at the top ten news stories of 2013 - all of which we were proud to work on and impact throughout the year. Help us keep up the fight in 201 Tea Party Upset the IRS Makes Them Play by the...
October 22, 2013

Progress Texas 2013 Constitutional Ballot Guide

Download our ballot guide today! Voting is our right, but it’s not one that Texans exercise nearly enough. In the last three constitutional amendment elections in Texas - 2007, 2009, and 2011 - only 5-8% of registered voters cast their ballots. That’s (...
October 1, 2013

Why Your Crazy Uncle is Wrong About the Shutdown

Everyone has friends and family members who love to debate politics even though they have no clue what they are talking about. Whether it’s your crazy Tea Party uncle, an obnoxious co-worker, or Senator Ted Cruz, some people just need to stop talking. The...
September 3, 2013

Strong Grassroots Fundraising for Wendy Davis

A new report released by Texans for Public Justice shows that Wendy Davis has raised $1.3 million since May 22nd - almost 50% from donations of $100 or less. Here is the report: Capitalizing on national publicity surrounding her abortion - bill filibuster...
August 26, 2013

New York Times Profiles Workers Defense Project

Our partners at the Workers Defense Project were recently profiled in a fantastic piece by the New York Times . Workers Defense Project is a statewide, membership-based organization that empowers low-wage workers to organize for better working conditions...
August 13, 2013

Results of gmail tabs on open rates

Earlier this summer Gmail launched their newest inbox feature - tabs. This new layout allows users to automatically filter incoming emails into various groups like Primary, Social, and Promotions. Similar to tabbed folders in a file cabinet. For users who...
June 26, 2013

Wendy Davis Wins One For Progress

In Texas we do things big, and yesterday the nation saw State Senator Wendy Davis stand up for progress in a big way. Her 11-hour filibuster led the way in running out the clock to end the special legislative session and with it Senate Bill 5, which could...
June 3, 2013

Don't Let Texas Rubber Stamp Bad Maps!

s you know by now, G overnor Perry has called a special legislative session on redistricting seeking a “rubber stamp” for flawed interim congressional and State House maps. These maps contain core flaws of previous maps that Justices say were “enacted...
May 31, 2013

Progress Texas Monthly: May 2013

It’s been a busy spring here at Progress Texas. But when you’re busy fighting for important issues in our state, it makes it all worthwhile. This month we’ve seen the conclusion of the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, the start of a special session, the...
May 22, 2013

My First Week as Executive Director

Last week, I started as the new Executive Director at Progress Texas. I was only here for a few hours before our team was making national news in leading the way to debunk nutty claims about the IRS from right wing groups. It was a wild first day, and by...
May 16, 2013

Tea Party: Hire More IRS Employees

According to an inspector general's report released earlier this week- the IRS was completely understaffed in 2009 and 2010 to address a flood of 501c4 applications after Citizens United. The Tea Party's solution? More government employees. Really. Dan...
May 14, 2013

InfoGraphic: Why Early Education is Vital

Everyone has their own view on when a child should start school; while many kids begin to go to preschool as early as age three, some places in the world delay schooling until kids are six or seven. In studies of the US educational system, however, data...
April 16, 2013

The Democrats are coming!

Attorney General Greg Abbott is preparing for an "assault" on Texas that he claims is even more dangerous than North Korea. Battlegound Texas . "One thing that requires ongoing vigilance is the reality that the state of Texas is coming under a new 
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