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Building the Ballot: Who’s filing to run for office in Texas in 2020?

December 11, 2019
As progressives put in the work to flip Texas in 2020, here’s an ongoing list of who has filed to be a candidate for Texas office.
Building the Ballot Texas

A Mass Texodus: Why Republicans are retiring instead of running (updated)

December 10, 2019
Republicans know Texas is a battleground state, and rather than fight a losing battle, they’re choosing to jump ship.
Retiring_republicans

A Medicaid Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas

December 2, 2019
With the holidays upon us, this is a good moment to sit down by a cozy fire to read an updated take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Glenn_Medicaid_Blog

Trump makes seventh visit to Texas as state becomes more competitive

November 20, 2019
Trump knows Texas is critical to a win in 2020, and he’s terrified because he knows Texans are fed up with his corruption and hate.
TrumpInTexas

What are the standards for abortion access while incarcerated in Texas?

November 19, 2019
The right to have an abortion should be a normal part of health care when experiencing incarceration, but access doesn’t look the same inside every Texas county jail.
Travis County Complex

Greg Abbott prefers his chicken with a side of hate

November 19, 2019
After Chick-fil-A announced plans to stop funding anti-LGBTQIA+ organizations, Texas Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter to voice his disapproval.
Abbott_Chick

Don’t write your Constitution in a panic

November 18, 2019
Every couple of years we have to vote on constitutional amendments that, in a land ruled by reason, would probably be welcomed with the friendly, non-constitutional agreement of all.
Constitution

Rick Perry: Where is he now?

November 14, 2019
Rick Perry has been out of the limelight for a while, but with one fell swoop (and a Congressional subpoena) he’s back in the public eye.
RickPerry

Explainer: The ongoing impact of SB 4 on Texas immigrants

November 7, 2019
Though it was passed two years ago, Texans feel the effects of the anti-immigrant SB 4 on their health care, education, and everyday lives.
Impact of SB 4 Texas

FOX 7 Discussion: November 5, 2019 Texas Elections

November 6, 2019
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss the results of the November 2019 statewide elections and whether Democrats or Republicans are in a better position going into the 2020 Presidential Election.
Glen Smith on Fox 7 discussing 2019 Statewide elections and 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Texas’ mobile voting ban is a clear infringement on voting rights

November 6, 2019
If our votes didn’t matter, Texas Republicans wouldn’t be trying so hard to keep Texans away from the polls.
MobileVotingBans

It’s not just Austin. The state of Texas has a homelessness problem.

November 4, 2019
While Gov. Greg Abbott points the finger at Austin, the entire state he governs is dealing with homelessness.
Homelessness

We need a cease-fire in the state’s war on local governments

November 4, 2019
Republicans seem to think they can manage local governments better than local voters do, but they are deceiving themselves.
statesman

Gov. Abbott’s Trumpesque approach to Twitter

October 31, 2019
Instead of focusing on the issues important to Texans, Gov. Abbott has used his Twitter to mislead the public, attack Texas cities, and fan the flames of the far-right.
Trump_Abbott_twitter

Texas Face Off: Be a 2019 voter

October 29, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss the 10 State Propositions on the ballot and what they mean for our state.
Sam Robles on KVUE

Texas Face Off: Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen is out

October 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's decision to not run for re-election, and what it means for progressives.
Tara Pohlmeyer on KVUE

Texas Republicans rocked by lies and bribery (updated)

October 22, 2019
If the Republican Speaker cannot be trusted to look out for his own people, how can he be trusted to look out for anyone at all?
Bonnen

Why repealing Hyde isn’t enough to expand Medicaid coverage for abortion

October 22, 2019
Beyond the recent bans, there have been institutional barriers in place to keep low-income people and people of color from accessing abortion services.
Fight Back Texas Rally

FOX 7 Discussion: Progressives growing in power following Speaker Bonnen scandal

October 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss Dennis Bonnen's announcement that he will not seek re-election.
Tara Pohlmeyer on FOX 7 Austin

Wipeout: The obstacle course of voter suppression laws

October 21, 2019
The 2019 Texas Legislature added a new obstacle meant to knock down voters: a ban on temporary, mobile voting sites.
Texas Voter Suppression