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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.
August 5, 2011

Rick Perry cut Pre-K for over 100,000 children

Rick Perry cut Pre-K for over 100,000 children. Sadly, The Austin American Statesman's PolitiFact doesn't see it that way and they are wrong. Progress Texas stands by the facts. Rick Perry supported the conservative budget that eliminated the Pre-K Early...
July 20, 2011

Swtichboard: The "Toxic 20"

It shouldn’t be hard to understand why we should clean up toxic pollution – including mercury – from power plants. Especially when you consider that half of the toxic air pollution from industrial plants is coming from power plants, as a new analysis from...
June 17, 2011

Netroots Nation - Video

Matt Glazer, Executive Director of Progress Texas, spoke to online organizers and activists from around the country at Netroots Nation in Minneapolis this weekend. The panel "Where Crazy Comes From: Reckless Republicans in State Legislatures" highlighted...
June 9, 2011

Praying for votes

Governor Rick Perry has again reaffirmed his belief that prayer, not work, will solve all of our problems. A few days ago Rick Perry issued a proclamation declaring August 6th a “ Day of Prayer and Fasting .” Instead of praying for rain like he called on...