Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the misguided HB 2 / SB 2 sales tax increase and how its impact will take a toll on working people. The state lawmakers must revisit this bill and stop trying to put a band-aid solution on a larger problem.
Abhi Rahman, Communications Director at the Texas Democratic Party, joins FOX 7 to discuss that the Mueller report does NOT exonerate the president and it is the right of the American people to see the full report.
The Texas Legislature has gone from the transphobic bathroom bill and anti-immigrant sanctuary cities ban in 2017, to school finance and property taxes in 2019. How’s that for progressives taking back Texas?
Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate at Progress Texas, discusses why Texans don't need - or want - a wall that would steal away their land and much needed resources that could better the community. We need Texas lawmakers to stand up for an America where everyone gets a fair opportunity.
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, discusses the Texas Senate's unanimous decision to give teachers raises and the "For the People Act" from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Lloyd Doggett.
Democrats are for excellence in public education and access to health care. The GOP's attempt to brand Democrats as "socialists" is simply a label strategy, while socialism is seen as caring for others.
Trump's border emergency declaration is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and harmful to border communities. Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer spoke to KVUE about why we're continuing to say: #NoBorderWall.
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You might be asking yourself, what is Progress Texas Institute and how is it different from Progress Texas.
Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
Progress Texas is our 501(c)(4) which is also a non-profit, but donations are NOT deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has more flexibility for lobbying and political activity.
We split our work between these two organizations depending on the nature of the project.