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January 11, 2016

Redistricting: The Erasure of Political Opponents

My Zilker Park-area voting precinct in Austin is a very active, progressive precinct. It votes about 75 percent for Democrats. Despite that, our congressman is Republican Lamar Smith, the right-wing extremist and anti-science chairman of the House Science...
January 11, 2016

Five Things to Expect At the State of the Union

President Obama’s final State of the Union address is on Tuesday, January 12th at 8pm CST. Here are five things to know: What we wish Obama would do in his final SOTU (probably won't....) Who Will Be There President Obama will have in attendance several...
January 4, 2016
Progress Texas Anniversary Party

Progress Texas Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

At the end of 2015, we hosted a holiday reception in Austin to commemorate five years of standing up for progressive values. We were joined by friends and allied organizations from around the state as we honored two progressive champions, Dave Glassco and...
December 21, 2015

Top 10 News Stories from 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to look back on a long year in Texas politics and public policy. Rather than pick what we thought the biggest stories were for 2015, we found the posts we wrote that got the most clicks, views, comments and shares...
December 18, 2015

Top 10 Favorite Images of 2015

Check our staff's top 10 favorite images from 2015 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. Our Founding Fathers would support marijuana policy reform Godzilla Dan Patrick destroys Houston Obama drops the mic...
November 20, 2015

How to Talk to That Facebook Friend About Syrian Refugees

America is a nation founded by refugees and built on values of freedom, opportunity, and tolerance. That’s why it’s so fitting that the Statue of Liberty reads, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Unfortunately,...
November 4, 2015

Top 10 Progressive Wins from 2015 Election

The 2015 November election season wrapped up yesterday with a number of strong progressive wins worth celebrating. Though fear and discrimination prevailed to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, the policies we fight for - better schools, campaign...
October 16, 2015
Ballot Guide

Progress Texas 2015 Constitutional Ballot Guide

Download our ballot guide today! Voting is our right, and one we must exercise with responsibility. That’s why we have put together this simple yet informative voter guide about the seven constitutional amendments on our 2015 statewide ballot. Since the...