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An ongoing list of Ken Paxton’s questionable, and quite possibly illegal, actions during the COVID-19 crisis

May 12, 2020
For someone whose job is enforcing the law, indicted-Attorney General Ken Paxton sure does like to flout it.
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The Railroad Commission has nothing to do with railroads - and everything to do with our environment

May 7, 2020
Democrat Chrysta Castañeda is running to change its name, and the way it does business.

How many lives is (a possibility of) “boosting” the economy worth? Texas conservatives are misleading the public.

May 6, 2020
Gov. Abbott has discussed how a spike in infection rates will occur because of increased testing, but has been less clear about the repercussions of reopening.
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Death and taxes, pandemics and politics

May 4, 2020
Keeping local governments on their knees will not help Texans get back on their feet.

We asked Texans about their concerns over reopening the state. Here’s what they told us.

May 1, 2020
Many worry that opening too soon runs the risk of facing a second shutdown in the near future.

Progress Texas Happy Hour with Chrysta Castañeda

May 1, 2020
Join Texas Railroad Commission candidate Chrysta Castañeda & Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer for a live discussion on the ongoing campaign, Texas energy, our climate crisis, leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, & more!

Voters file age discrimination lawsuit over Texas vote-by-mail law

April 29, 2020
While Texas allows no-excuse vote by mail for voters aged 65 and older, there are restrictions for everyone else.

Do Republicans really want to 'emulate precisely' the South Korean voting model?

April 28, 2020
South Korea's voting model includes an Election Day holiday, no required voter registration, and six times the polling locations.
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A victory for vote-by-mail and an election advisory. Now what?

April 21, 2020
Inaction of Texas lawmakers is set to make democracy a casualty of COVID-19.

This Earth Day, let’s also commit to healing our planet

April 21, 2020
Coronavirus has taught us that while we work to heal our people, we can also come together to reduce the impact of climate change.
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Don’t answer the fiscal suffering with even more suffering

April 20, 2020
A lot of the demands to “open back up” from President Trump and his allies are just to set up later arguments that others are to blame for the economic losses.
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In times of crisis, progressives show how leadership is done

April 16, 2020
While conservative lawmakers have punted responsibility, progressive leaders across the state are stepping up.
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The fight continues as conservatives play tug-of-war with Texans’ abortion care

April 14, 2020
Abortion advocates, providers, and patients are continuing to fight because we know abortion is, and always will be, essential, time-sensitive health care.

Being poor in a Texas jail should not be a death sentence

April 9, 2020
Gov. Abbott’s executive order puts a price tag on a defendant’s right to health and safety.

5 reasons why Texas voters would benefit from vote-by-mail

April 8, 2020
Vote by mail increases turnout, that's why Republicans hate it.

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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Texas is failing college voters, and they deserve better

April 6, 2020
One in four eligible voters in Texas will be under the age of 30 by 2022, but the rise to become one of the most diverse and most powerful electoral blocs in the state is coming with its challenges.
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The Secretary of State’s office responded to our vote-by-mail petition, but Texans still need clarity

April 2, 2020
Texans need to know that their rights will be protected in the midst of this global pandemic. It is the duty of our state lawmakers to provide that assurance.
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