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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.

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.

Voter suppression isn't an "oops moment"

March 5, 2019
Attacking free and fair elections is a coordinated Republican effort.

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.
Texas School Finance Reform

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

Best of the Week: Fight voter suppression, no border wall, & Angela Paxton

February 22, 2019
On Best of the Week, Charlie Bonner and Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the latest in the Texas Secretary of State scandal, Trump's border "emergency," and other news.
Progress Texas - Best of the Week

#PurgeWhitley: We call on Senators to BLOCK David Whitley's nomination for Texas Secretary of State

February 21, 2019
  Progress Texas and more than 30 organizations call for Senate Democrats to block David Whitley’s nomination for Secretary of State. We need an official who will respect and protect the right to vote as our state’s top election official.
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UPDATES: Texas GOP's Latest Voter Suppression Saga

February 20, 2019
Republicans are back at it with their voter suppression games and Progress Texas is fighting back.

Best of the Week: Safe borders, voting rights, and Black History Month

February 15, 2019
Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer discuss the border “emergency,” voter suppression, and Black History Month. 
Sam Robles and Tara Pohlmeyer

#PurgeWhitley: Acting Texas Secretary of State won't take responsibility for voter suppression

February 13, 2019
Gov. Greg Abbott's nominee for Secretary of State, David Whitley, hasn't been confirmed for his job, but has already furthered a history of voter suppression in our state. Whitley is not fit to hold the highest office of election integrity. Tell your state senator to vote NO on Abbott’s nominee. http://bit.ly/NO-to-Whitley
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David Whitley’s no good, very bad, voter suppression showdown

February 12, 2019
Thousands of Texans have spoken out against Whitley’s nomination and it appears it just might have worked.

KVUE Face Off: El Paso rally, no border wall, and voter suppression in Texas

February 12, 2019
Communications Associate Tara Pohlmeyer joined KVUE to talk about this week in Texas politics, including the March for Truth in El Paso, how we don't need a border wall, and why David Whitley shouldn't be confirmed for Secretary of State.
KVUE Face Off

FOX 7 Discussion: Texas Secretary of State David Whitley must go

February 11, 2019
The Texas Senate nominations committee is still deciding if they should recommend Gov. Greg Abbott's nominee for Texas Secretary of State, David Whitley, receive a full Senate vote. Whitley should not be confirmed.
FOX 7 - David Whitley Secretary of State discussion

Denying voting rights to eligible citizens is just wrong

February 11, 2019
Trump supporters like Abbott, Patrick, Paxton, Cruz, and Cornyn have yet to oppose Trump’s bigoted speech and acts.
Trump and Texas Republicans - Voter Suppression

Best of the Week: Voter suppression, abortion access, and the El Paso rally

February 8, 2019
  Tune in as Charlie Bonner and Tara Pohlmeyer discuss voter suppression, abortion access, and ways to protest Trump’s rally in El Paso.
Best of the Week - Charlie and Tara

Break Down: Voter Suppression and the Texas Secretary of State

February 6, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joined Amanda Gnaedinger of Common Cause Texas to discuss Texas voter suppression and the confirmation of Gov. Greg Abbott’s nominee for Secretary of State on Thursday.
Texas Voter Suppression Discussion