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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.
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...