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To address mental health, reduce Texas’ uninsured rate

October 19, 2018
87 percent of Texans say that it’s a “top priority” or “important” for the Legislature to work on expanding access to health insurance.
Mental health

Governor’s school shooting prevention plan misses the mark

October 19, 2018
Following the tragic shooting in Southeast Texas, Governor Abbott rolled out a plan to prevent school shootings—without including gun reform.
School Safety

More Money, More Problems

October 3, 2018
Texas elected officials are making big bucks off of gun rights groups, and the effects are clear.
NRA Contributions

Helen Keller’s smile: On the State Board of Education's textbook antics

October 1, 2018
The Texas State Board of Education recently decided what historical figures should be excluded or included in textbooks.
Textbook creation in a post-truth era

GOP Voter Suppression: Fighting Cynicism and Indifference (Part IV)

September 26, 2018
Texas Republicans want you to think your vote doesn’t matter. But here’s a hot take: it does.
voting

Texans support Medicaid access

September 25, 2018
Texans support Medicaid access, yet Republican lawmakers continue to dismantle our health care system.
Medicaid approval with residents is at 60 percent

262. There have been 262 mass shootings in 2018, so far.

September 25, 2018
Lawmakers have done little to stop mass shootings across the U.S., especially in Texas.
Red Flag Law states in the US

The War on Texas Women Continues

September 25, 2018
Texas lawmakers are fighting to defund Planned Parenthood. Again.
Planned Parenthood vs. GOP

Immigrants deserve quality health care

September 25, 2018
Texas officials are more concerned with scoring political points on immigration than taking care of ailing patients.
Dialysis patient

GOP Voter Suppression: A Brief Timeline of Discriminatory Laws and SCOTUS Rulings (Part III)

September 24, 2018
Efforts to take away voting rights can be seen in the laws passed by conservative lawmakers and recent Supreme Court rulings.
Voting is our right.

GOP Voter Suppression: Texas High Schools and Online Registration (Part II)

September 21, 2018
Support for voting should not be a Democratic or Republican issue. It should just be straight up American.
Voting is our right.

FOX 7 Discussion: After Texas Senate District 19 election, we must vote

September 19, 2018
After the District 19 state senate seat special election, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza explains that there are two lessons for Democrats: 1. No one is going to do it for us. We must vote. 2. Candidates have to have a strong message.
FOX 7 Capitol

GOP Voter Suppression: Voter Purging and ID Laws (Part I)

September 19, 2018
Texas Republicans continue to use scare tactics to enforce unnecessary voter laws that keep citizens from voting.
Voting is our right.

Is deja vu covered under the Affordable Care Act?

September 18, 2018
Texas Republicans are in court, again, fighting to dismantle health care protections.
Ken Paxton vs. Your Health Care

Trust Women, Not Republican Tricks

September 18, 2018
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality health care.
Republican supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers attempt to trick pregnant women out of receiving quality healthcare.

Betsy Get Your Gun

September 17, 2018
Texas Republicans are seeking education grants for guns.
Betsy DeVos and Guns

A win for women's rights: Judge issues a permanent injunction against fetal tissue law

September 5, 2018
Another law designed to shame and stigmatize patients and health care providers by infringing on their personal liberties and beliefs has been struck down.

The sad ABCs of the Texas’ A-F school ratings

August 28, 2018
The leadership of the Republican Party in Texas and around the country is hell-bent on ending public education as we know it and replacing it with private corporations that will get rich on our tax dollars while educating fewer of our children.