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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

FOX 7 Discussion: Gun reform in 2019

June 4, 2019
Ed Scruggs, board member and spokesperson for Texas Gun Sense, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the state of Virginia's plan for gun reform after a tragic event, and what policies could provide solutions.
FOX 7 Austin - Ed Scruggs

How progressives won the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

June 3, 2019
Because of your votes during the 2018 midterms, we made progress from voting rights, to abortion access, to health care.

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.

Dan Patrick objects to passing marijuana bill in Texas Senate

April 30, 2019
Texans want marijuana reform, but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott are standing in the way of any real progress.
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Queer lives and the Pursuit of Happiness

April 15, 2019
Gay and trans panic legal defenses devalue queer lives and make every Texan less free.
Queer Texan Rights

FOX 7 Discussion: Paid Sick Leave Legislation

April 15, 2019
Our Advocacy Director, Sam Robles, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the necessity of getting the Paid Sick Leave legislation passed in support of the decisions that cities, like Austin, have already made.
Sam Robles Advocacy Director talks about Paid-Sick-Leave Legislation

Texas Face Off: Common sense gun safety

March 26, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins KVUE for their political segment to discuss the new advances on common sense gun safety and how detrimental legislation like SB 17, the discriminatory anti-LGBTQIA+ bill, would be to Texas.
Texas Face Off: Common sense gun control

At time of ITC fire and chemical spill, state Republicans move to protect the firm and other polluters

March 25, 2019
Ken Paxton is behind bad bills that would limit local governments’ ability to hold polluters accountable.
Houston chemical fire

Bills we’re watching in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

January 10, 2019
Our team at Progress Texas has gone through all of the bills filed for the 2019 Texas Legislative session. Some are good, some are bad, and some are just straight up ugly.
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10 Worst and Best Texans of 2018

December 19, 2018
This year, some Texans were naughty. Others were nice. We’ve been making our list and checking it twice. Here are the results.
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KVUE Face Off: Anti-BDS law stops Texans from practicing their Constitutional rights

December 18, 2018
The state's 2017 anti-BDS law is intended to stop Texans from practicing their Constitutional rights, and is just another piece of legislation siding with Trump and the Republicans' agenda to further divide our country.
KVUE Face Off Anti-BDS

PODGress Texas: The issues defining the progressive movement in Texas

November 12, 2018
Campaigns come and go, but it’s the issues that drive us – and that’s why we continue working as the voice for a new majority.
PODgress Texas: Election 2018

Governor’s school shooting prevention plan misses the mark

October 19, 2018
Following the tragic shooting in Southeast Texas, Governor Abbott rolled out a plan to prevent school shootings—without including gun reform.
School Safety