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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
Progress Texas is our 501(c)(4) which is also a non-profit, but donations are NOT deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has more flexibility for lobbying and political activity.
We split our work between these two organizations depending on the nature of the project.