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Explainer: The ongoing impact of SB 4 on Texas immigrants

November 7, 2019
Though it was passed two years ago, Texans feel the effects of the anti-immigrant SB 4 on their health care, education, and everyday lives.
Impact of SB 4 Texas

FOX 7 Discussion: November 5, 2019 Texas Elections

November 6, 2019
Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss the results of the November 2019 statewide elections and whether Democrats or Republicans are in a better position going into the 2020 Presidential Election.
Glen Smith on Fox 7 discussing 2019 Statewide elections and 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Texas’ mobile voting ban is a clear infringement on voting rights

November 6, 2019
If our votes didn’t matter, Texas Republicans wouldn’t be trying so hard to keep Texans away from the polls.

It’s not just Austin. The state of Texas has a homelessness problem.

November 4, 2019
While Gov. Greg Abbott points the finger at Austin, the entire state he governs is dealing with homelessness.

We need a cease-fire in the state’s war on local governments

November 4, 2019
Republicans seem to think they can manage local governments better than local voters do, but they are deceiving themselves.

Gov. Abbott’s Trumpesque approach to Twitter

October 31, 2019
Instead of focusing on the issues important to Texans, Gov. Abbott has used his Twitter to mislead the public, attack Texas cities, and fan the flames of the far-right.

Texas Face Off: Be a 2019 voter

October 29, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss the 10 State Propositions on the ballot and what they mean for our state.
Sam Robles on KVUE

Why repealing Hyde isn’t enough to expand Medicaid coverage for abortion

October 22, 2019
Beyond the recent bans, there have been institutional barriers in place to keep low-income people and people of color from accessing abortion services.
Fight Back Texas Rally

FOX 7 Discussion: Progressives growing in power following Speaker Bonnen scandal

October 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss Dennis Bonnen's announcement that he will not seek re-election.
Tara Pohlmeyer on FOX 7 Austin

Texas Face Off: Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen is out

October 22, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's decision to not run for re-election, and what it means for progressives.
Tara Pohlmeyer on KVUE

Texas Republicans rocked by lies and bribery (updated)

October 22, 2019
If the Republican Speaker cannot be trusted to look out for his own people, how can he be trusted to look out for anyone at all?

Wipeout: The obstacle course of voter suppression laws

October 21, 2019
The 2019 Texas Legislature added a new obstacle meant to knock down voters: a ban on temporary, mobile voting sites.
Texas Voter Suppression

It’s time for gun reform for all Texans

October 18, 2019
After the senseless El Paso shooting, my community comes together.
Claudia Yoli Ferla in El Paso

Texas Face Off: Secret recording of Dennis Bonnen released

October 15, 2019
The secret recording of Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen is released after a months-long #txlege saga. Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss how progressives will continue to build power heading into 2020.
Sam Robles on KVUE

Taking back the narrative on guns in Texas

October 10, 2019
A majority of Texans already agree we need gun reform. But what will it take to make that happen?

Why 2020 could be the year of the Texas Latino voter

October 8, 2019
Latinos will soon make up the majority of the state’s population, and their political power is greater than ever before.

Texans will continue to fight back against Republican voter suppression efforts

October 7, 2019
Texas Republicans are limiting access to voting for college students and other communities across our state in just another effort to hold onto power.

2019 Texas Statewide Ballot Guide

October 4, 2019
We’ve got you covered with our simple and informative statewide voter guide.
Ballot being placed in a ballot box

FOX 7 Discussion: Senior Republicans are retiring ahead of 2020

October 1, 2019
Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss how Republicans see the writing on the wall and are retiring ahead of the 2020 election. Progressives are ready to flip seats and elect more women to office.
Royce Brooks on FOX 7 Austin

Climate change exists and Texas must lead the fight against it

October 1, 2019
Texas Republicans are content with letting our planet die, as evidenced by conservative Rep. Briscoe Cain’s remarks at #TribFest19.