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LIVE: 2020 census chat with Progress Texas

July 15, 2019
Join Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Associate Wesley Story as they discuss the importance of the 2020 census, including the latest Supreme Court decision.
Census 2020 Texas

Heads we win, tails you lose: The high court’s attack on voters

July 15, 2019
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.
Voting Rights Texas

TIMELINE: The citizenship question & the 2020 census

July 12, 2019
Progressives will fight back against Trump’s overreach for citizenship data.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Trump furthers anti-immigrant agenda with request for citizenship data

July 11, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about Trump's latest executive order to have U.S. Departments share citizenship data, instead of adding a question to the 2020 census. 
Citizenship Question discussion

FOX 7 Discussion: Conservative attacks on Affordable Care Act

July 10, 2019
Texas Democratic Party Legislative Affairs Director Glen Maxey joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the latest case against the Affordable Care Act and how it may negatively impact Texans' health care coverage.
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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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Partisan gerrymandering undermines our democracy

June 27, 2019
The Supreme Court’s partisan gerrymandering ruling ignores basic fairness in elections.
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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: 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.
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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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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

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

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.
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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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