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A pandemic reveals our interdependence

March 16, 2020
Isn’t it obvious as the coronavirus spreads throughout our communities that the safest way to remain healthy is to help others remain healthy?
Coronavirus

We need to talk about paid sick leave in Texas

March 13, 2020
No one wants to give you a side of virus with your meal, least of all the people serving it to you.
Paid Sick Leave Texas

Endorsement Alert: Stapleton-Barrera represents a new generation of leadership for the Rio Grande Valley

March 5, 2020
“Democratic” incumbent Eddie Lucio Jr. sides with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Donald Trump on issue after issue, and remains stuck in the past.
Sara Stapleton-Barrera

Celebrate Sam Houston’s courage. We could use more of it.

March 2, 2020
On this Texas Independence Day, there is reason for celebration. More and more citizens are engaging in politics, changing the dynamics across the state.
IndependenceDay

We need to talk about Bloomberg’s electability problem

February 28, 2020
It’s not enough to be ‘not Trump,’ 62% of voters age 18-45 have an unfavorable opinion of Bloomberg.
Mike Bloomberg Texas

Trust Black Women

February 25, 2020
If you’re working on a race in Texas, or in any Democratic races, and your campaign isn’t trusting black women, you’re doing it wrong.
BarbaraJordan

What is the impact of Senator Kirk Watson's resignation?

February 18, 2020
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss how Senator Kirk Watson's resignation will impact Austin and Travis County.
What is the impact of Senator Kirk Watson's resignation?

Explainer: Special Elections for the Texas Legislature

February 18, 2020
This state has a lot of special elections, with quite a few rules. Here’s what to expect.
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Texans are working around the clock to register voters

February 13, 2020
Across the state, individuals and Texas organizations are working to register a record number of voters ahead of the November election.
Texas_Voter_Registration

Rio Grande Valley voters protest ‘Sucio Lucio’ ahead of March Primary

February 12, 2020
Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. has a 30-year record of putting extremist politics before constituents.

Alerta de Respaldo Político: Ruben Cortez es el luchador que el Valle se merece en el Senado estatal

February 6, 2020
Mientras tanto, el "demócrata" Eddie Lucio Jr. se pone del lado del gobernador republicano Greg Abbott y Donald Trump en un tema tras otro.
Ruben_Cortez

Endorsement Alert: Ruben Cortez is the fighter the RGV deserves in the State Senate

February 6, 2020
Meanwhile “Democratic” incumbent Eddie Lucio Jr. sides with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Donald Trump on issue after issue.
RubenCortez_endorsement

Texas’ dangerous anti-abortion ordinances are misleading and unconstitutional

February 4, 2020
Abortion advocates and community leaders are fighting back against these local ordinances and demonstrating our collective power.
AbortionBans

Austin got it right. Texas’ outdated conversion therapy laws need to go.

January 28, 2020
All Texas cities should follow Austin’s lead by refusing to allow resources to be used on this outdated, dangerous practice.
Conversion_Therapy

Certified Progressive 2020: Our list of Texas progressives running in competitive districts

January 23, 2020
Our Progress Texas team asked roughly 100 candidates to take our "Certified Progressive" survey. Here are the results.
Photo by Lola Gomez with Austin American-Statesman

Certified Progressive 2020: Our 10 point values questionnaire

January 23, 2020
Working with a coalition of partners from around the state, we work on issues that are important to a growing majority of people in our state.

As 'Roe' hangs in the balance, Texas must elect more women

January 21, 2020
Texas women have led the fight for abortion access, and voters have the power to fight anti-abortion extremists in November.
Royce Brooks speaking at the Women's March ATX: Rally at the Capitol

Abbott’s shameful refugee decision goes against what Texans stand for

January 14, 2020
Every Texan should be embarrassed and ashamed by Abbott’s decision not to accept new refugees into our state.
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