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Texas Face Off: Trump's proposed budget slashes millions from Medicare to fund a wall

March 12, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director for Progress Texas, joins KVUE to talk about how the President and his proposed budget will rob Americans from education funding and Medicare access.
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director for Progress Texas, joins KVUE to talk about how the President and his proposed budget will rob Americans from education funding and Medicare access.

Nothing good can happen when governments keep secrets

March 12, 2019
A government’s secret chambers are like airline’s first-class cabins, and democracies should not have first-class cabins.
Open Meetings Texas

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump's budget proposal fixates on border wall and NOT Americans

March 11, 2019
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.
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 America.

Best of the Week: International Women's Day, abortion access, and taking back power

March 8, 2019
Join us as Sam Robles, Advocacy Director, and Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate, discuss International Women’s Day, abortion access, and women taking back power!
Best of the Week International Women's Day

Texas Face Off: Teacher Raises & Nancy Pelosi's Voter Reform

March 5, 2019
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.
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.

FOX 7 Discussion: Democrats investigating Trump and holding him accountable

March 5, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas discusses how the investigations on President Trump and his actions are to hold him accountable to the American people.

FOX 7 Discussion: Blocking Trump's national emergency

March 4, 2019
Manny Garcia, Executive Director, of the Texas Democratic Party, joined Mike Warren on FOX 7 Austin to discuss next steps for blocking Trump's fake national emergency.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Cohen's testimony and what it means for Trump

February 27, 2019
Our Executive Director Ed Espinoza joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss what Michael Cohen's testimony means for Trump and the ongoing investigations surrounding him.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Democrats blocking Trump's national emergency declaration

February 25, 2019
The U.S. House is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday to try and block Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. Trump's actions are an overreach of his power and illegal. 
FOX 7 Austin Emergency Declaration

Black History Month: Texans making history right now

February 25, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks made history, and inspired a generation of leaders to keep making history today.

Best of the Week: Fight voter suppression, no border wall, & Angela Paxton

February 22, 2019
On Best of the Week, Charlie Bonner and Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the latest in the Texas Secretary of State scandal, Trump's border "emergency," and other news.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Democratic candidates are for equity, inclusivity, and the common good

February 20, 2019
  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.
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Texas Face Off: States ban together against Trump's border emergency declaration

February 19, 2019
  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.
Trump Emergency Declaration Texas

FOX 7 Discussion: Democrats vow to fight Trump's false national emergency claim

February 18, 2019
Trump's national "emergency" is unnecessary, unconstitutional, and hurtful to those who call the border home. We do not need a wall.
FOX 7 Austin - No National Emergency

FOX 7 Discussion: Comprehensive immigration reform is the next step for progressives

February 12, 2019
  While we've avoided a government shutdown, comprehensive immigration reform is the only solution moving forward for the United States. FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas talked with Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Travis County GOP Executive Director Spencer Davis about the border wall.
FOX 7 - Government Shutdown

The border wall is really a smoke screen

February 7, 2019
What's Donald Trump trying to distract us from this time?
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Special Report: The Cracks in Trump's Border Wall

February 7, 2019
Check out all of our blogs on the border wall and Trump's latest attempts to erect his monument to racism.
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Break Down: State of the State 2019

February 5, 2019
What did Greg Abbott just say?! Join Charlie Bonner, Wesley Story, and Tara Pohlmeyer as they discuss the 2019 State of the State address.
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KVUE Face Off: Property taxes and voter suppression at the #txlege

February 5, 2019
The Texas Legislature will be addressing property taxes and school funding during this session, all while Texas conservatives are trying to limit voting by using bad data to justify suppressing the right to vote of naturalized citizens.
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FOX 7 Discussion: We do not need a national emergency declaration from Trump

February 4, 2019
"I don't know any children that are creating a national emergency at our border," says Immigration Attorney Pooja Sethi. 
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