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December 19, 2012

Boehner's Plan B: A Disaster For The Economy

Yesterday House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) released his controversial and widely criticized "Pan B" - the Republican counteroffer to advert the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner's Plan B would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those making under $1...
December 9, 2012

Rally For The Middle Class

It is time to take action. This Monday (December 10th) join Texas Fair Share and other local groups for a rally fighting for the middle class outside of Representative Jeb Hensarling office in Dallas. The rally will call on Rep. Hensarling to avert the...
December 5, 2012

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Ditches ALEC

Note: The following post originally appeared on Texas' Public Citizen website, Texas VOX . The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has taken a step that any self-respecting supporter of renewable energy should do – ditched the American Legislative...
November 28, 2012

Ending The Bush-Era Tax Cuts For The Top 2%

According to a recent poll released by CNN , two thirds of Americans believe that the solution to the looming fiscal cliff should be a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. With overwhelming support for a balanced approach, it is no surprise that...
November 7, 2012

Big Night for Obama AND Texas Progressives

You failed, Mitch. Last night, thanks to over 59 million Americans, you and your supporters bet against America and lost. With four more years of President Obama in office, our future is in better hands and we create the opportunities every generation...
November 5, 2012

Top 5 Problems to Look for AND Report on Election Day

As you make your way to the polls on Election Day, make sure to not only be informed on the issues, but also aware of potential problems you or others might experience. Here is a list of the Top 5 most common issues and how you can report the problem...
November 5, 2012

When you Go Vote be ready to #VideoTheVote

Help keep watch on democracy this election. If you encounter any problems, or see others encountering problems, be prepared to use your smart phone to document exactly what is happening and then share that content on your YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or...
November 2, 2012

Dumbest Super PAC Ad of 2012

In the final days of the Presidential campaign, things are just getting down right strange. Yesterday, Talking Points Memo reported of a last minute TV buy by a Super PAC called the Empower Citizen Network. The ad calls on African Americans to vote...
October 24, 2012

Get Out The Vote In Texas - Make Calls Today

Now that early vote has begun, we need your help getting out the vote here in Texas. Make a difference by calling unlikely voters in Texas and encourage them to join you and me and the millions of Texans who make their voice heard every election. They won...
October 17, 2012

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

This Friday we are going to premiere The Muslims Are Coming! It’s a docu-comedy that follows a group of Muslim-American comedians as they travel around the country to do shows, meet locals, and do their solidest to get rid of the super annoying and...
October 16, 2012

Watch The Presidential Debate With Us!

Join us TONIGHT for a Presidential Debate Watch Party hosted in partnership with the University Democrats on the University of Texas at Austin Campus. The event is free and we will be providing pizza and drinks. Presidential Debate Watch Party Hosted in...
October 15, 2012

George Lakoff is coming to Dallas on October 19th

Progress Texas, in partnership with the Dallas Democratic Forum, is excited to announce two events on Friday, October 19th in the Dallas area with leading thinker, professor and author George Lakoff. George Lakoff is a University of California Berkeley...
October 8, 2012

Reminder: Voter Registration Ends on Tuesday!

As a friendly reminder, the deadline to register to vote is this Tuesday, October 9. If you haven't submitted your registration by that day, you won't be able to vote in November's election and you won't have your say in this election. If you don't know...
October 4, 2012

Conservative Pundits Continue Push on Lifeline Program

With Drudge making old news all over again, questions have popped up about a postive Reagan era program that conservatives are using as a scare tactic in this election. Let's talk a little about "ObamaPhone". The program is actually called Lifeline and...
October 3, 2012

First Presidential Debate Tonight!

Following on the heels of last night’s tense Belo Debate in which Texas Senate candidates Paul Sadler (D) and Ted Cruz (R) traded blows about everything from federal spending to whether Cruz believes Obama isn’t American (he never answered), tonight is...
September 24, 2012

Texas Students' SAT Scores Lowest in Decade

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas students' SAT numbers have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade: Texas high school students matched their lowest scores on the SAT in more than a decade this year as results dropped in math, reading and...