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Cornyn prefers to cheat to fill the SCOTUS vacancy instead of letting voters have a say

September 23, 2020
We need a senator who doesn’t work overtime as McConnell’s lapdog. We need MJ Hegar.

The State Board of Education is deciding on new sex-ed standards for students. We the People (of Texas) elect them.

September 9, 2020
The 15 people that serve on the board hold the power of deciding what millions of students in public schools across Texas learn for years to come – and many are on the ballot in November.
Texas Sex Ed

The State of COVID-19 in Texas: Rio Grande Valley Impact

September 3, 2020
  We chatted with RGV organizers about the devastating effect COVID-19 is having on the community and how folks are building progressive power for the 2020 Election.
Rio Grande Valley COVID-19 conversation

50 reasons to vote against John Cornyn in 2020

July 16, 2020
After 18 years in office, two-thirds of Texans either don’t know John Cornyn or don’t like him.

How Texans can celebrate Pride without parades

June 17, 2020
Parades may be cancelled, but no one can truly cancel Pride.

Following the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ ruling, Texas still needs a statewide nondiscrimination law

June 16, 2020
Texas should expand the protections guaranteed by the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ workplace discrimination ruling by passing a statewide nondiscrimination law.

SCOTUS rules on LGBTQ workplace discrimination

June 15, 2020
Progress Texas Communications Associate Wesley Story joins CBS Austin to discuss the SCOTUS ruling on LGBTQ workplace discrimination.
LGBTQ victory at SCOTUS

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Gina Ortiz Jones

April 24, 2020
Join Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) & Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza for a discussion on the campaign in TX-23, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!
Gina Ortiz Jones

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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The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQIA+ Texans

March 24, 2020
Texas must pass a comprehensive, statewide nondiscrimination law that protects all people, including LGBTQIA+ people.
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Eddie Lucio Jr. is not a Democrat

February 19, 2020
Senator Lucio is not a Democrat. He has always put conservative policies over the needs of his constituents. His time is up. The RGV is ready for new, progressive leadership. Progress Texas believes that there is a candidate in State Senate District 27 who will elevate the needs of the people - Ruben Cortez.
Eddie Lucio Jr. is not a Democrat

Rio Grande Valley voters protest ‘Sucio Lucio’ ahead of March Primary

February 12, 2020
Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. has a 30-year record of putting extremist politics before constituents.

Alerta de Respaldo Político: Ruben Cortez es el luchador que el Valle se merece en el Senado estatal

February 6, 2020
Mientras tanto, el "demócrata" Eddie Lucio Jr. se pone del lado del gobernador republicano Greg Abbott y Donald Trump en un tema tras otro.
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Endorsement Alert: Ruben Cortez is the fighter the RGV deserves in the State Senate

February 6, 2020
Meanwhile “Democratic” incumbent Eddie Lucio Jr. sides with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Donald Trump on issue after issue.
RubenCortez_endorsement

Austin got it right. Texas’ outdated conversion therapy laws need to go.

January 28, 2020
All Texas cities should follow Austin’s lead by refusing to allow resources to be used on this outdated, dangerous practice.
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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.

Women’s Marches across Texas will rally thousands of voters ahead of 2020 election

January 16, 2020
Texans are gathering to rally for equality, abortion access, immigration reform, climate change, and more.
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Best & Worst Texas Moments of 2019

December 18, 2019
From the Texas Legislature, to ALEC in Austin, and the 2019 elections, there were plenty of options to choose from this year.
Progress Texas' Best and Worst of 2019