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GOP Voter Suppression: Texas High Schools and Online Registration (Part II)

September 21, 2018
Support for voting should not be a Democratic or Republican issue. It should just be straight up American.

GOP Voter Suppression: Voter Purging and ID Laws (Part I)

September 19, 2018
Texas Republicans continue to use scare tactics to enforce unnecessary voter laws that keep citizens from voting.
Voting Shouldn't Be This Hard.

FOX 7 Discussion: After Texas Senate District 19 election, we must vote

September 19, 2018
After the District 19 state senate seat special election, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza explains that there are two lessons for Democrats: 1. No one is going to do it for us. We must vote. 2. Candidates have to have a strong message.
FOX 7 Capitol

Trust Women, Not Republican Tricks

September 18, 2018
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality health care.
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality healthcare.

Is deja vu covered under the Affordable Care Act?

September 18, 2018
Texas Republicans are in court, again, fighting to dismantle health care protections.
Ken Paxton vs. Your Health Care

Betsy Get Your Gun

September 17, 2018
Texas Republicans are seeking education grants for guns.
Betsy DeVos and Guns

A win for women's rights: Judge issues a permanent injunction against fetal tissue law

September 5, 2018
Another law designed to shame and stigmatize patients and health care providers by infringing on their personal liberties and beliefs has been struck down.

The sad ABCs of the Texas’ A-F school ratings

August 28, 2018
The leadership of the Republican Party in Texas and around the country is hell-bent on ending public education as we know it and replacing it with private corporations that will get rich on our tax dollars while educating fewer of our children.

Texas Blue County Voters Need to Run Up the Score in 2018

August 8, 2018
We know by now that Texas is a low turnout state - but you might not realize where that low turnout most often takes place: blue counties.
Run Up The Score

Texas GOP Get Back to Basics: Shaming Women with Fetal Burial Laws

August 1, 2018
Texas Republicans want to control Texans’ uteruses and shame women by forcing them to bury or cremate fetal tissue.
fetal_burial

Texas Is Proof Unions and Organized Labor Are Here to Stay

June 27, 2018
Although the Supreme Court’s conservative justices turned their backs on working families in their Janus ruling, Texas has had a “right-to-work” law on the books for decades. We know from experience that unions and organized labor are here to stay.
Unions Are Here to Stay

Break Redistricting by Breaking the Republican Hold on Texas in 2018

June 25, 2018
Instead of ruling in favor of the African-American and Latino voters and groups who brought the lawsuit, the Court reversed the lower courts’ rulings of intentional discrimination and upheld all but one Texas House district.
Supreme Court Texas Redistricting Republican

2018 May Be the Beginning of "Sooner" for Texas Democrats

June 5, 2018
The 2018 general election is, above all else, a referendum on the future of democracy — or whether American democracy even has a future.
2018 May Be the Beginning of "Sooner" for Texas Democrats

Saving lives is the main political mission

June 5, 2018
Health care. Education. Jobs. Honest government. Don’t starve the kids or leave them targets of madmen with guns. Don’t abandon pregnant women. Treat all humans with dignity and respect.

Why the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Matters in Texas

June 4, 2018
Texas has no statewide law that explicitly protects LGBTQ Texans from discrimination — and Texas Republicans have a history of using religion as a weapon to discriminate.
Why the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Matters in Texas

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

Texas House Democrats Filed 15+ Gun Reform Bills, GOP Only Passed One

May 22, 2018
Progressives in the Texas Legislature have led in proposing common sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic occurring in Texas and across the nation.
Texas gun reform action

When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

May 21, 2018
The leadership in Texas and the nation is paralyzed, afraid to raise taxes to build the necessary transportation infrastructure.
When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy

Blake Farenthold, Greg Abbott and the mess in Texas’ 27th Congressional District

May 9, 2018
WTF Explainer: Let’s try and clear up what the heck is happening in CD 27
WTF CD 27 Explainer