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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.

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.
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How your vote reined in Dan Patrick’s priorities

March 21, 2019
The Texas Legislature has gone from the transphobic bathroom bill and anti-immigrant sanctuary cities ban in 2017, to school finance and property taxes in 2019. How’s that for progressives taking back Texas?
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FOX 7 Discussion: Medicinal Marijuana and Dan Patrick's refusal to listen to Texans

March 19, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the medicinal marijuana reform bills introduced in the legislature and the many efforts of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to ignore the needs of Texans.
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LIVE: All In For Equality Advocacy Day at Texas State Capitol

March 18, 2019
We’re at All in for Equality Advocacy Day at the Texas Capitol supporting proactive legislation protecting all Texans! #YallMeansAll
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Y’all Means All: Texans are all in for equality

March 18, 2019
The Texas Equality Coalition advocates for inclusive policies that protect all Texans

Best of the Week: Live from SXSW and talking #txlege priorities

March 15, 2019
  We're bringing Best of the Week to you all live from SXSW!! Tara Pohlmeyer and Charlie Bonner are discussing Presidential candidates and upcoming #txlege priorities.
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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.
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The Texas GOP want an outright ban on abortion

March 11, 2019
Texas Republicans are trying to ban abortion entirely. We won’t let them.
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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!
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FOX 7 Discussion: The Texas House pushes for comprehensive education reform and teacher raises

March 6, 2019
Ken Zafiris, President of Education Austin, discusses the key difference between the Senate and House bills regarding education reform, teacher raises and property taxes and why the House bill helps the people.
Ken Zafiris, President of Education Austin, discusses the key difference between the Senate and House bills regarding education reform, teacher raises and property taxes and why the House bill helps the people.

Voter suppression isn't an "oops moment"

March 5, 2019
Attacking free and fair elections is a coordinated Republican effort.

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.

Best of the Week: Voter rights, Whole Woman's Health, & Amplify Austin

March 1, 2019
  This week our Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Advocacy Director Sam Robles are discussing Texas voter rights, Whole Woman's Health's new Austin clinic, and Amplify Austin!
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Texas Face Off: Texas is due for complete school finance reform

February 26, 2019
KVUE's Ashley Goudeau speaks with Texas State Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak about the legislature's teacher raise proposal and school finance reform.
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Focusing on individuals, paid sick leave makes sense

February 25, 2019
Current arguments against paid sick leave don't include the faces of actual employees.
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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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#PurgeWhitley: We call on Senators to BLOCK David Whitley's nomination for Texas Secretary of State

February 21, 2019
  Progress Texas and more than 30 organizations call for Senate Democrats to block David Whitley’s nomination for Secretary of State. We need an official who will respect and protect the right to vote as our state’s top election official.
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UPDATES: Texas GOP's Latest Voter Suppression Saga

February 20, 2019
Republicans are back at it with their voter suppression games and Progress Texas is fighting back.

Best of the Week: Safe borders, voting rights, and Black History Month

February 15, 2019
Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the border “emergency,” voter suppression, and Black History Month. 
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