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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.
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.
Voter Suppression Texas press conference

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
David Whitley

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

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.

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

FOX 7 Discussion: Voter suppression must end in Texas

February 6, 2019
Voters are speaking out: We will not be intimidated by Gov. Abbott's appointee for Secretary of State. Advocacy Director Sam Robles joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the current state of voter suppression.
Texas Voter Suppression

Mitch McConnell’s confession: Why the GOP attacks voting rights

February 6, 2019
The Democratic voting rights bill would end aggressive voter purging like Texas GOP leaders are attempting right now.
Texas Voter Suppression

Break Down: State of the State 2019

February 5, 2019
What did Greg Abbott just say?! Join Charlie Bonner, Wesley Story, and Tara Pohlmeyer as they discuss the 2019 State of the State address.
State of the State 2019 response

KVUE Face Off: Property taxes and voter suppression at the #txlege

February 5, 2019
The Texas Legislature will be addressing property taxes and school funding during this session, all while Texas conservatives are trying to limit voting by using bad data to justify suppressing the right to vote of naturalized citizens.
KVUE Face Off #txlege

Best of the Week: Voter rolls, border walls, & #txlege

February 1, 2019
Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Legislative Fellow Wesley Story discuss No Border Wall, the Texas voter rolls, and education at 2019 Texas Legislature in this week's Best of the Week. 
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