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Congress must act to stop mass shootings

March 24, 2021
Texas Gun Sense Board Member Ed Scruggs joins FOX 7 to discuss the problems with current gun laws and why Congress needs to act to prevent future mass shootings.

The Black history of reproductive justice

February 25, 2021
The term, coined by Black women, has been the framework to many social justice movements in the U.S. since its inception.

Ted Cruz betrays America

February 10, 2021
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Ted Cruz's defense of the president during impeachment and the future of his career.

Trump's terrible impeachment defense

February 1, 2021
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss Trump's strategy for fighting impeachment and Republicans' absurd claims about disunity.

How Texas uses threats and lawsuits to subvert voters’ choices

February 1, 2021
It didn’t take long for Gov. Abbott and indicted Attorney General Paxton to find an excuse to sue the Biden administration.

How Austin is responding to homelessness

January 26, 2021
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss what the City of Austin can do to bring relief to Austinites experiencing homelessness.

Recent SCOTUS abortion pill case foreshadows rulings to come

January 21, 2021
Abortion is essential, time-sensitive health care, and should be treated as such.

We have failed to live King’s dream for us

January 18, 2021
King faced that fact. So should we.

Trump punching bag Ted Cruz will try and fail to overturn election

January 5, 2021
The “Sedition Senator” promised he wouldn’t become Trump’s “servile puppy dog.” He’s not very good at keeping his promises.

Op-ed: Progressive white women - listen up

January 1, 2021
It’s a difficult pill to swallow: But for white women who oppose Trump and his heinous policies, your work cannot stop now — and cannot stop for a long time.

Top 10 Best and Worst Texans of 2020

December 17, 2020
This year will not easily be forgotten. Here’s our list of the Texans who helped make it better, and those who made it worse.

Texas is broke. Reforming marijuana laws could help bridge our deficit.

December 10, 2020
While legalizing marijuana in Texas seems like a strictly partisan issue, the demographics are shifting.

Bills We’re Watching in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session

December 3, 2020
Here at Progress Texas, we’re going through every bill filled in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. Some are good, some are bad, and others are downright ugly.

Republicans have been packing the court for years - we can stop them on November 3rd

October 28, 2020
With Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court now has a 6-3 majority going into cases on the Affordable Care Act, the 2020 Census, and same-sex adoption.

Your health care is at stake in the Texas U.S. Senate race — make sure to vote accordingly

October 27, 2020
John Cornyn wants to end the Affordable Care Act, MJ Hegar is fighting like hell to save it.

ICE is fast-tracking deportations in a pandemic to eliminate due process

October 20, 2020
This policy is a human rights violation and inhibits a person's ability to present their immigration case before a judge.

Four women can change the face of the Texas Supreme Court in 2020

October 15, 2020
Democrats haven’t won a seat on the Texas Supreme Court in two decades. In this election, there are four women who can help change the Court’s make-up and help build a better Texas.

The 7 times MJ Hegar roasted John Cornyn in the Senate Debate

October 15, 2020
MJ took Cornyn to task and proved that she’s the leader we need fighting for Texans.