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Progressives are fighting for state funds all Texans deserve

March 27, 2019
Progressive lawmakers are poised to fight for state funds to improve the lives of all Texans.
2019 Texas Legislature Budget

FOX 7 Discussion: The Texas Budget and Republican's underfunding of schools and health care

March 27, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the Texas Budget discussed at the Texas House and how important bills like Rep. Bucy's Medicare expansion bill will benefit Texans.
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Rep. John Bucy fights to expand Medicaid

March 27, 2019
Rep. John Bucy fighting to expand Medicaid to fill the coverage gap and increase access to quality healthcare for all Texas families.

Texas Face Off: Common sense gun safety

March 26, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins KVUE for their political segment to discuss the new advances on common sense gun safety and how detrimental legislation like SB 17, the discriminatory anti-LGBTQIA+ bill, would be to Texas.
Texas Face Off: Common sense gun control

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
All in for Equality Day Texas

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.
Best of the Week SXSW

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.
Open Meetings Texas

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!
Best of the Week International Women's Day

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!
Best of the Week March 1

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.
Paid Sick Austin