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March 20, 2012

Bad Budget Proposals Come In Pairs

I guess bad budget proposals come in pairs. On the same day that Congressman Paul Ryan and his fellow House Republicans rolled out their disastrous budget proposal , the Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition have released their own for Texas. Here is...
March 19, 2012

Your Actions Sealed The Deal

After nearly 20 years of one party dominance in Texas, some times it is hard to be optimistic, see the value of civic engagement or think your voice matters. Let me tell you, your calls, letters, letters to the editor, tweets, Facebook updates, and emails...
March 5, 2012

The Progress Texas Monthly

2012 is going better than we could have even planned. We started the year looking for a Communication Director and nearly 100 people from across the country have applied and expressed interest in building a progressive movement in Texas. Beyond our...
February 1, 2012

The Progress Texas Monthly

Today is our organization's first anniversary and we want to thank you for a terrific first year! 
 In 2011, we set ambitious goals to hire staff, mobilize Texans and lay the foundation for a progressive movement in our communities. We beat all our...
November 8, 2011

Student Loan Debt Approaches $1 Trillion

This year, student loan debt will top credit card debt at $1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Students took out a record-breaking $100 billion in loans in 2008. Adjusted for inflation, they are now borrowing twice as much as they did just a...
October 22, 2011

Why Texas Needs Its Governor Back

Rick Perry has a problem. No, it’s not the name of his hunting lease. It’s not his wobbly performances in the debates. It’s not even where he stands on the issues.
September 26, 2011

Patriotic Millionaires

Today, a group of Patriotic Millionaires released a video challenging several of Texas’ prominent politicians and 36 of their Republican Millionaire Politician colleagues for their opposition to the Buffett Rule.
August 18, 2011

Organizers of The Response push voter mobilization

I just got an email from Don Wildmon, Founder of American Family Association (AFA). You might know AFA as the bigoted and controversial sponsor of Rick Perry's The Response who in November 2010 was named a Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
August 13, 2011

Voter ID Submitted to the DOJ

The discriminatory Voter ID law passed this session by the Texas Legislature has been submitted to the DOJ for preclearance. This is the final step before the law can be enforced across the state.