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Top Best (& Worst) Moments of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 24, 2019
The 86th Texas legislative session had it’s good moments, but it also had its bad. Here’s a list of the best and worst moments from this year’s session.

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump's assault on asylum seekers

May 1, 2019
Elizabeth Almanza with American Gateways joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about Trump's assault on legal asylum seekers. Seeking asylum is a human right and we must fight to protect immigrant communities from this racist policy.

Texas Face Off: MJ Hegar, the Mueller Report, and local elections

April 23, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss a wide array of topics including MJ Hegar’s run for John Cornyn’s seat in the Senate, the relevance of the Muller report and the importance of the local elections happening across Texas this May 4th.

FOX 7 Discussion: Everyone counts in the 2020 Census

April 23, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer, our Communications Associate here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the ridiculous proposal to include the immigration question on the Census engineered to purposely intimidate and undercount the population of Texas. In 2020, everyone should be counted without the fear of migratory repercussions.
Tara Pohlmeyer

Texas Face Off: Trump's instability and Cornyn

April 9, 2019
Abhi Rahman, Communications Director at the Texas Democratic Party, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss the train wreck that is the unstable Trump administration, followed by Nielsen’s resignation, and also talk about Sen. John Cornyn’s lack of promising stats as the most unliked and least known U.S. politician.
Abhi Rahman, Communications Director at the Texas Democratic Party

All Texans deserve representation in the 2020 census

April 2, 2019
Every Texan should be counted in the 2020 census, but conservatives prefer to harm Texas’ federal funding and representation in Congress in an attempt to stick it to immigrants.
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Texas Face Off: Trump's latest border tantrum

April 2, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate at Progress Texas, joined KVUE to discuss the Trump's administration latest scare tactic that once again fails Texans and will hurt the state's economy.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Trump's threat to shutdown the border

April 1, 2019
Immigration Attorney Pooja Sethi joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the monumental impact that a border shutdown will have on the economy and our citizens abroad.
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Texas Face Off: Trump's proposed budget slashes millions from Medicare to fund a wall

March 12, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director for Progress Texas, joins KVUE to talk about how the President and his proposed budget will rob Americans from education funding and Medicare access.
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director for Progress Texas, joins KVUE to talk about how the President and his proposed budget will rob Americans from education funding and Medicare access.

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump's budget proposal fixates on border wall and NOT Americans

March 11, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate at Progress Texas, discusses why Texans don't need - or want - a wall that would steal away their land and much needed resources that could better the community. We need Texas lawmakers to stand up for an America where everyone gets a fair opportunity.
Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate at Progress Texas, discusses why Texans don't need - or want - a wall that would steal away their land and much needed resources that could better the community. We need Texas lawmakers to stand up for America.

FOX 7 Discussion: Blocking Trump's national emergency

March 4, 2019
Manny Garcia, Executive Director, of the Texas Democratic Party, joined Mike Warren on FOX 7 Austin to discuss next steps for blocking Trump's fake national emergency.
Fox 7 Blocking Trump's National Emergency

FOX 7 Discussion: Democrats blocking Trump's national emergency declaration

February 25, 2019
The U.S. House is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday to try and block Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. Trump's actions are an overreach of his power and illegal. 
FOX 7 Austin Emergency Declaration

Best of the Week: Fight voter suppression, no border wall, & Angela Paxton

February 22, 2019
On Best of the Week, Charlie Bonner and Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the latest in the Texas Secretary of State scandal, Trump's border "emergency," and other news.
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Texas Face Off: States ban together against Trump's border emergency declaration

February 19, 2019
  Trump's border emergency declaration is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and harmful to border communities. Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer spoke to KVUE about why we're continuing to say: #NoBorderWall.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Democrats vow to fight Trump's false national emergency claim

February 18, 2019
Trump's national "emergency" is unnecessary, unconstitutional, and hurtful to those who call the border home. We do not need a wall.
FOX 7 Austin - No National Emergency

Best of the Week: Safe borders, voting rights, and Black History Month

February 15, 2019
Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the border “emergency,” voter suppression, and Black History Month. 
Sam Robles and Tara Pohlmeyer

FOX 7 Discussion: Comprehensive immigration reform is the next step for progressives

February 12, 2019
  While we've avoided a government shutdown, comprehensive immigration reform is the only solution moving forward for the United States. FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas talked with Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Travis County GOP Executive Director Spencer Davis about the border wall.
FOX 7 - Government Shutdown

KVUE Face Off: El Paso rally, no border wall, and voter suppression in Texas

February 12, 2019
Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer joined KVUE to talk about this week in Texas politics, including the March for Truth in El Paso, how we don't need a border wall, and why David Whitley shouldn't be confirmed for Secretary of State.
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Special Report: The Cracks in Trump's Border Wall

February 7, 2019
Check out all of our blogs on the border wall and Trump's latest attempts to erect his monument to racism.
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The border wall is really a smoke screen

February 7, 2019
What's Donald Trump trying to distract us from this time?
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