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Texas must do better to protect incarcerated people from COVID-19

April 13, 2020
Texas is currently in a state of emergency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and the safety and health of those experiencing incarceration must be prioritized.
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Being poor in a Texas jail should not be a death sentence

April 9, 2020
Gov. Abbott’s executive order puts a price tag on a defendant’s right to health and safety.

Pandemic or not - we’re still fighting for you

April 7, 2020
In the midst of this pandemic, we’re working to promote progress, hold our leaders accountable, and keep Texans informed. Here’s an ongoing list of our content.
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Texas groups sue over constitutionality of 7 local anti-abortion bans

March 5, 2020
Abortion is legal in all 50 states, but some cities in Texas have passed unconstitutional ordinances in an attempt to stigmatize abortion and confuse the people who need them.
Abortion in Texas

Impeachment was necessary to protect the Constitution

February 5, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX to discuss why impeachment was necessary to protect the Consitution given Trump's unpresidential behavior.
Impeachment was necessary to protect the Constitution

Cornyn once again proves he will do anything to please Trump

February 5, 2020
With his votes against conviction on Wednesday, Senator John Cornyn once again pledged his undying loyalty to the impeached president.
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Most Americans want impeachment witnesses

February 3, 2020
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss the repercussions Republican Senators may face for voting against witnesses when the majority of Americans are in favor of them.
Most Americans wanted impeachment witnesses

Q&A: Flipping Texas with U.S. Senate Candidate MJ Hegar

January 30, 2020
  Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer chats with one of Texas' U.S. Senate candidates, MJ Hegar, on voting rights, abortion access, gun reform, health care, and immigration.
MJ Hegar interview with Progress Texas

Q&A: Flipping Texas with U.S. Senate Candidate Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

January 30, 2020
  Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer chats with one of Texas' U.S. Senate candidates, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, on voting rights, abortion access, gun reform, health care, and immigration.
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

Certified Progressive 2020: Our 10 point values questionnaire

January 23, 2020
Working with a coalition of partners from around the state, we work on issues that are important to a growing majority of people in our state.

Explainer: Senate impeachment trial

January 23, 2020
Senators swore an oath to uphold “impartial justice.” It’s unfortunate only some of them are upholding that oath.
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The Senate Impeachment Trial

January 21, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins KVUE to discuss why Democrats are disturbed by the rules being used for the Senate impeachment trial.
Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins KVUE to discuss why Democrats are disturbed by the rules being used for the Senate impeachment trial.

Is the Senate impeachment trial fair?

January 21, 2020
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss whether the rules of the Senate impeachment trial are fair to the American people and why it is important for the Senate to allow witnesses.
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss whether the rules of the Senate impeachment trial are fair to the American people and why it is important for the Senate to allow witnesses.

5 Questions on immigration with the Angry Tias and Abuelas

January 9, 2020
  Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer met with The Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley about the Remain in Mexico program and their work to offer dignity to asylum seekers.
Immigration with Angry Tias and Abuelas of the RGV

The solution to homelessness is a home

January 9, 2020
How providing stable, resource-available housing can truly help the people who struggle the most and save us all a bunch of cash.
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Texas Senators continue to defend Trump despite impeachment

January 7, 2020
Texas Democratic Party Communication Director Abhi Rahman joins KVUE to discuss impeachment and how Senators Cornyn and Cruz are doing everything they can to defend Trump.
Texas Democratic Party Communication Director Abhi Rahman joins KVUE to discuss impeachment and how Senators Cornyn and Cruz are doing everything they can to defend Trump.

Abbott must do more to support people experiencing homelessness

January 7, 2020
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss the issue of homelessness in Texas and how Governor Abbott needs to do more to support cities across the state.
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss the issue of homelessness in Texas and how Governor Abbott needs to do more to support cities across the state.

Texas is listening to sexual assault survivors

December 23, 2019
While legislation this year has centered survivors of sexual assault, elected officials must hold themselves accountable to these recent changes.
Sexual Assault Policy Texas

Impeachment Explainer: Here’s how it works

December 18, 2019
What Texans need to know about the impeachment process.
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