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Abortion will be a key issue for 2020 voters

July 11, 2019
Support for abortion reaches historically high numbers in the U.S.
Abortion Texas

Once again, Texas Republicans are trying to take away your health care

July 10, 2019
The Trump administration is again trying to dismantle the ACA and eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions with the help of the Texas GOP. 

How the war on vaccines diminishes our freedom

July 8, 2019
Just like yield signs facilitate our collective freedom of movement, vaccine requirements facilitate our collective freedom from disease.
Texas vaccines - "Yield indeed! No more government infringement on MY personal freedom!" - Political cartoon

2019 Progressive Power Report

June 24, 2019
Progress Texas continues to build progressive power in Texas. This year, we fought for Texas families at the Capitol, and now we’re taking that fight into 2020.
Progressive Power Report - Progress Texas 2019

Texas lawmakers are tainting our rainbow

June 17, 2019
We've got a long way to go before we reach full equality, Texas.

FOX 7 Discussion: Property tax reform in Texas

June 12, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss property tax reform plans and how the state must do more to ensure everyone pays their fair share.
Tara Pohlmeyer - Property Tax Reform

Texas Face Off: School finance reform signed into law

June 11, 2019
Ken Zarifis, Education Austin president, joins KVUE's weekly segment to discuss school finance reform, the passage of House Bill 3, and how it will impact education and property taxes.
Texas Face Off - Ken Zarifis

FOX 7 Discussion: Texas' attack on local health care providers

June 10, 2019
  Sarah Wheat, Chief External Affairs Office at Planned Parenthood Greater Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the negative health care effects of Senate Bill 22.
Sarah Wheat - FOX 7 Austin - SB 22

FOX 7 Discussion: Gov. Greg Abbott's office called for voter purge

June 5, 2019
Juliet Barbara, Communications Director at Workers Defense Action Fund, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the news that Governor Greg Abbott’s office issued the order to purge nearly 100,000 Texas voters from the voter rolls, carried out by then-nominee for Secretary of State, David Whitley. 
Juliet Barbara - Workers Defense Action Fund

How progressives won the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

June 3, 2019
Because of your votes during the 2018 midterms, we made progress from voting rights, to abortion access, to health care.

How your vote progressed the Texas Legislature in 2019

May 31, 2019
Because progressives showed up to vote in 2018, we changed the Texas legislature for the better and we’re just getting started

Capitol Tonight: Reviewing the 2019 Texas Legislature

May 30, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins Capitol Tonight to discuss the wins and losses of the legislative session, and what's to come in 2020.
Capitol Tonight Sam Robles

Texas Face Off: 2019 Texas Legislative Session Wrap-Up

May 28, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director of Progress Texas, joined KVUE to talk about the end of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session. 

FOX 7 Discussion: Reviewing the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 28, 2019
Charlie Bonner from Progress Texas joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the end of the 2019 Legislative Session and the disappointing bills, especially on allowing discriminatory legislation to be passed by the Republican lawmakers and failing to stick up for ALL Texans.

Capital Coffee Talk: Texas Legislature 2019 Wrap-up

May 28, 2019
The Session is over. On today's Capital Coffee Talk KLRU-TV, Austin PBS's Judy Maggio & KUT Austin's Ben Philpott talk about highs and lows and what bills are heading to the Governor's desk to become law. Then, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins the Travis County Republican Party's Matt Mackowiak and The LBJ School of Public Affairs' Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.
Ed Espinoza Decibel

Bad luck saved us from worse luck during Texas legislative session

May 28, 2019
While Republican leaders pat themselves on the back, their achievements have more in common with 19th Century phony patent medicines than 21st Century solutions.
Luck and the Texas Legislature

Top Best (& Worst) Moments of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 24, 2019
The 86th Texas legislative session had it’s good moments, but it also had its bad. Here’s a list of the best and worst moments from this year’s session.

FOX 7 Discussion: End of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 22, 2019
Charlie Bonner from Progress Texas joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the end of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session and whether or not there will be a special session.