Gun reform is needed in Texas. We call on lawmakers to act now and ensure our communities are safe. Ed Scruggs with Texas Gun Sense joined Ed Espinoza of Progress Texas to answer five questions about gun reform in our state.
Ed Scruggs with Texas Gun Sense joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss gun reform following the tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Texas lawmakers must take action to come up with good legislation on gun reform.
Hard-to-meet voter ID standards, restrictive voter suppression rules, some of the most extreme gerrymandering in the nation – all have been employed by Republicans to build a wall against voters they assume will oppose them.
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You might be asking yourself, what is Progress Texas Institute and how is it different from Progress Texas.
Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
Progress Texas is our 501(c)(4) which is also a non-profit, but donations are NOT deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has more flexibility for lobbying and political activity.
We split our work between these two organizations depending on the nature of the project.