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Latest power grab by Texas Republicans takes aim at worker pay, threatens cities

April 11, 2019
Corporate and special interests are influencing our state politics by putting profits before people, and Republicans are pushing their agenda.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Lawmakers need to lower property taxes and fund Texas schools

April 10, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the misguided HB 2 / SB 2 sales tax increase and how its impact will take a toll on working people. The state lawmakers must revisit this bill and stop trying to put a band-aid solution on a larger problem.
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It's Texas Republicans who want to "California" Texas

April 9, 2019
Don't forget: Property taxes have soared because these same Republicans turned their backs on school funding.
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Texas Senate passes license to discriminate bill

April 4, 2019
Texas Republicans may be quieter about their homophobic agenda this legislative go ‘round, but their actions make their intentions loud and clear.

FOX 7 Discussion: Good news for public education on HB 3

April 3, 2019
Ken Zarifis, with Education Austin, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the good work happening in the legislature around school funding. Our teachers, administrators and public education employees deserve to be paid fairly and valued as the educators to our nation’s future.
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It's time for integrity and fairness in our elections

April 3, 2019
It’s not just Russians meddling in our elections, it’s Texas Republicans.

FOX 7 Discussion: The GOP’s attack on Planned Parenthood

April 2, 2019
Alison Alter, Austin City Councilwoman, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the harmful impact that a dangerous bill like SB 22, which cuts local funding to abortion providers, will have on women’s health, and the GOP strategy to target a Planned Parenthood clinic in Austin that the community desperately needs.
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All Texans deserve representation in the 2020 census

April 2, 2019
Every Texan should be counted in the 2020 census, but conservatives prefer to harm Texas’ federal funding and representation in Congress in an attempt to stick it to immigrants.
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We’re targeting Texas’ anti-abortion extremists in 2020

March 29, 2019
Progressive organizations are banding together to call out conservative lawmakers and flip their districts in Nov. 2020.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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