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Special Report: The fight for voting rights in Texas

May 10, 2019
Check out all of our coverage on Senate Bill 9 as Texas Republicans try to slow down the vote.

Abortion advocates fight lies at the Capitol through stories

May 8, 2019
Texans who have had an abortion tell their truth to combat extremist lawmakers: Texans deserve trust, respect, and access to abortion services.
Claudia Yoli of Deeds Not Words - Trust Respect Access

FOX 7 Discussion: The GOP tax swap

May 7, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas joined Fox 7 to shed light on Texas Republican's plan to increase taxes on working-class Texans to pay off property tax relief for the rich.

Texas Face Off: The GOP Tax Swap

May 7, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE to talk about the Republican tax scheme that would raise sales taxes working-class Texans to reduce property taxes for the rich.

Abortion Speak Out: Combating Lies With Laws

May 6, 2019
Hear stories from Texans who have had abortions and find out what the Trust Respect Access Coalition is doing to destigmatize and advance access to abortion services. More information: trustrespectaccess.org
Trust Respect Access - Abortion Speak Out

The state aims to take self-government away

May 6, 2019
Conservatives have declared war on cities, counties, and school districts.
Texas Local Control

Texas Face Off: Marijuana decriminalization and voter suppression

May 1, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss Marijuana decriminalization that overwhelming passed in the Texas House. Joe Moody’s House Bill 63, which if made into law, would treat possession of one ounce or less of marijuana like a traffic ticket by lowering the penalty from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor.

Dan Patrick objects to passing marijuana bill in Texas Senate

April 30, 2019
Texans want marijuana reform, but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott are standing in the way of any real progress.
Decriminalize_marijuana

LIVE: Updates on the Texas GOP's latest voter suppression scheme

April 30, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director for Progress Texas, and Zenén Pérez, Advocacy Director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, discuss the latest victory of Texas voters and the GOP's attacks on the right to vote.

Greg Abbott’s voter suppression sideshow

April 29, 2019
Acting Texas Secretary of State David Whitley is being forced to rescind his discriminatory voter purge in a victory for voters, but he’s not the only problem.

Stop the Texas 'Slow Down the Vote' bill

April 26, 2019
Anti-voter bill SB 9 would make voting more difficult in our great state.
Texas Voting Lines

After 100 days of the Texas Legislature… Here’s what to watch in the remaining days

April 24, 2019
By law, the regular session of the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days. They are only required to pass a budget, but they will consider so much more.
Fight For Your Rights

In pipeline politics, love of the land is a shared value

April 23, 2019
The “Permian Highway Pipeline” is set to cut through the Texas Hill Country.
Permian Highway Pipeline Texas

Texas progressives fighting against national narrative of abortion lies

April 17, 2019
Two bills in the Texas Legislature Legislature, HB 16 and its companion SB 23, attempt to limit abortion rights based on a series of outright lies.
Texas HB 16 - Donna Howard

FOX 7 Discussion: Fight back against this dangerous anti-voter bill (SB 9)

April 16, 2019
Our Communications Associate, Tara Pohlmeyer, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss SB 9, a bill that does nothing but make voting more difficult and perpetuate a lie about voter fraud.

Texas Face Off: The Republican tax swap could hurt first responders most

April 16, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss SB 2’s status in the legislature. Raising the sales tax under the pretense of relieving property taxes hurts public services like our first responders, police force, and public spaces but only for big cities.

LIVE: Press conference opposing Texas "Slow Down the Vote" bill (SB 9)

April 16, 2019
We’re joining with Texas voter rights organizations to call on lawmakers to #StopSB9. This sweeping bill could subject voters to jail for easy mistakes and gives state officials unprecedented power over voters’ private information. Take action at progresstexas.org/act. 
Stop SB9 in Texas press conference

Queer lives and the Pursuit of Happiness

April 15, 2019
Gay and trans panic legal defenses devalue queer lives and make every Texan less free.
Queer Texan Rights

FOX 7 Discussion: Paid Sick Leave Legislation

April 15, 2019
Our Advocacy Director, Sam Robles, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the necessity of getting the Paid Sick Leave legislation passed in support of the decisions that cities, like Austin, have already made.
Sam Robles Advocacy Director talks about Paid-Sick-Leave Legislation