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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

O’Rourke was right to speak out on racism

October 16, 2018
Beto O’Rourke was right to speak up, and we should all welcome an open-hearted, eyes-wide-open, public conversation regarding our racial divides.
What could've been said.

Powerful sculptures call for common sense gun reform

October 11, 2018
Grieving Parkland dad has created sculptures in memory of his late son, a victim of the February school shooting.
Sculpture of child under desk

FOX 7 Discussion: Confirmation battle could affect midterm elections

October 8, 2018
Partisan politics have no place in the Supreme Court of the United States. We had a moral obligation to fight against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. What's next? "We'll have to beat them at the polls year after year after year in a sustained and aggressive offense."
Believe Survivors

Kavanaugh has been confirmed. Now what?

October 6, 2018
Your voice is not weakened by today’s vote. If anything, it’s stronger, louder, and more powerful than ever.
Kavanaugh Protests

Vote Texas Face Off: The stretch to the Texas midterm elections

October 2, 2018
In this week's Vote Texas Face Off, Tara Pohlmeyer of Progress Texas and Sam Pohl of the Republican Party of Texas debate the Senate race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz, as well as the FBI's investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.
KVUE Face Off 10-02

FOX 7 Discussion: Kavanaugh does not have the decorum to be on the U.S. Supreme Court

October 1, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh's behavior throughout the confirmation process, let alone his past transgressions, should disqualify him from being on the highest court of the United States. He does not have the decorum to be a Supreme Court Justice.
Brett Kavanaugh

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat

October 1, 2018
Is American democracy strong enough to survive its demons?
Jaws and the current state of America

Ted Cruz refuses to address Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, turns his back on women

September 28, 2018
By voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ted Cruz has chosen to side with men in power without searching for the truth.
Ted Cruz and Brett Kavanaugh

262. There have been 262 mass shootings in 2018, so far.

September 25, 2018
Lawmakers have done little to stop mass shootings across the U.S., especially in Texas.
Red Flag Law states in the US

Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations must be taken seriously

September 24, 2018
Following two allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, survivors of sexual assault gathered outside Sen. Ted Cruz's Austin and Dallas offices to rally Monday.
Brett Kavanaugh

FOX 7 Discussion: Senators need to address Supreme Court nominee's sexual misconduct allegation

September 17, 2018
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak discuss postponing the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after the sexual misconduct allegation.
Brett Kavanaugh

The Path Where Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court Will Take Us

July 23, 2018
So, under a Trump-packed court, America might look something like Putin’s Russia looks today.

Austin Becomes the First ‘Freedom City’ in Texas

June 20, 2018
Austin City Council voted unanimously to make Austin a ‘Freedom City’ after more than 100 Austinites testified in support of making the community safer for immigrants and people of color.
Freedom_City

Take Action: 5 Ways to Fight Family Separation

June 19, 2018
With each passing day, stories of the horrors experienced by families separated at the border — of children torn from their parents and housed in cages — continue to grow.
Take Action: 5 Ways to Fight Family Separation

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

Texas House Democrats Filed 15+ Gun Reform Bills, GOP Only Passed One

May 22, 2018
Progressives in the Texas Legislature have led in proposing common sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic occurring in Texas and across the nation.
Texas gun reform action

Empty thoughts, empty prayers

March 23, 2018
Glenn W. Smith turns to Austin songwriter Chip Dolan to ask why politicians offer only empty thoughts and empty prayers to victims of mass gun violence.