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The census is safe... for now

June 27, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the reasoning for adding a citizenship question, but has not ruled it unconstitutional.
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Election 2020: Julián Castro vs. Beto O'Rourke during first Democratic debate

June 26, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KXAN, along with Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia, to discuss Julián Castro and Beto O'Rourke's performance and sparring during the first Democratic debate.
Election 2020 Tara Pohlmeyer

LGBTQIA+ immigrants are here, standing up against Trump’s racist immigration policies

June 26, 2019
Thousands of Central Americans are escaping violence, while Trump’s immigration policies are hurting those detained and threatening those that are a part of our communities.
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2019 Progressive Power Report

June 24, 2019
Progress Texas continues to build progressive power in Texas. This year, we fought for Texas families at the Capitol, and now we’re taking that fight into 2020.
Progressive Power Report - Progress Texas 2019

FOX 7 Discussion: SCOTUS decision on 2020 census question

June 19, 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 intimidate immigrant families from participating. 
Glenn W. Smith on Census

Supreme Court: 5 Decisions We’re Awaiting in June 2019

June 10, 2019
The Court is set to decide some really important cases these next few weeks.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Trump threatens tariffs on Mexican imports

June 3, 2019
Constitutional Attorney Justin Nelson joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss Trump's threats of tariffs on Mexican imports, and how they would negatively impact Texans.
Justin Nelson on FOX 7 Austin

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.

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: 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.

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.
Tara Pohlmeyer Progress Texas

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.
Pooja Sethi Immigration for All

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.
Progress Texas - Best of the Week