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Texas progressives fighting against national narrative of abortion lies

April 17, 2019
Two bills in the Texas Legislature Legislature, HB 16 and its companion SB 23, attempt to limit abortion rights based on a series of outright lies.
Texas HB 16 - Donna Howard

FOX 7 Discussion: Fight back against this dangerous anti-voter bill (SB 9)

April 16, 2019
Our Communications Associate, Tara Pohlmeyer, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss SB 9, a bill that does nothing but make voting more difficult and perpetuate a lie about voter fraud.

Texas Face-off: Public services and first responders lose under the new SB 2

April 16, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss SB 2’s status in the legislature. Raising the sales tax under the pretense of relieving property taxes hurts public services like our first responders, police force, and public spaces but only for big cities.

#StopSB9 at the Texas Legislature

April 16, 2019
We’re joining with Texas voter rights organizations to call on lawmakers to #StopSB9. This sweeping bill could subject voters to jail for easy mistakes and gives state officials unprecedented power over voters’ private information. Take action at progresstexas.org/act. 
Stop SB9 in Texas press conference

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

Latest power grab by Texas Republicans takes aim at worker pay, threatens cities

April 11, 2019
Corporate and special interests are influencing our state politics by putting profits before people, and Republicans are pushing their agenda.
SB_15

FOX 7 Discussion: Lawmakers need to lower property taxes and fund Texas schools

April 10, 2019
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.
Texas Property Taxes

It's Texas Republicans who want to "California" Texas

April 9, 2019
Don't forget: Property taxes have soared because these same Republicans turned their backs on school funding.
Don't California my Texas

Texas Senate passes license to discriminate bill

April 4, 2019
Texas Republicans may be quieter about their homophobic agenda this legislative go ‘round, but their actions make their intentions loud and clear.

FOX 7 Discussion: Good news for public education on HB 3

April 3, 2019
Ken Zarifis, with Education Austin, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the good work happening in the legislature around school funding. Our teachers, administrators and public education employees deserve to be paid fairly and valued as the educators to our nation’s future.
Ken Zarifis at Fox 7 Austin

It's time for integrity and fairness in our elections

April 3, 2019
It’s not just Russians meddling in our elections, it’s Texas Republicans.

All Texans deserve representation in the 2020 census

April 2, 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 stick it to immigrants.
Census_2020

FOX 7 Discussion: The GOP’s attack on Planned Parenthood

April 2, 2019
Alison Alter, Austin City Councilwoman, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the harmful impact that a dangerous bill like SB 22, which cuts local funding to abortion providers, will have on women’s health, and the GOP strategy to target a Planned Parenthood clinic in Austin that the community desperately needs.
Alison Alter, Austin Councilwoman

We’re targeting Texas’ anti-abortion extremists in 2020

March 29, 2019
Progressive organizations are banding together to call out conservative lawmakers and flip their districts in Nov. 2020.
Abortion_Extremists

Progressives are fighting for state funds all Texans deserve

March 27, 2019
Progressive lawmakers are poised to fight for state funds to improve the lives of all Texans.
2019 Texas Legislature Budget

FOX 7 Discussion: The Texas Budget and Republican's underfunding of schools and health care

March 27, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the Texas Budget discussed at the Texas House and how important bills like Rep. Bucy's Medicare expansion bill will benefit Texans.
Sam Robles Texas Legislature Budget

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.
Houston chemical fire

In political arena, we need to set hatred aside. Justice requires it.

March 25, 2019
We should remind ourselves that there are consequences to our political words and actions.
Martin Luther King, Jr.