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July 20, 2011

Swtichboard: The "Toxic 20"

It shouldn’t be hard to understand why we should clean up toxic pollution – including mercury – from power plants. Especially when you consider that half of the toxic air pollution from industrial plants is coming from power plants, as a new analysis from...
June 23, 2011

Conservative budget cuts force Plano clinic to shutdown

In August the Texas Health Community Medical Center of Plano will close its doors as a result of the Conservative cuts only budget approach. More clinics and hospitals like the this will shut down across Texas, having tragic effects on the most vulnerable...
June 17, 2011

Netroots Nation - Video

Matt Glazer, Executive Director of Progress Texas, spoke to online organizers and activists from around the country at Netroots Nation in Minneapolis this weekend. The panel "Where Crazy Comes From: Reckless Republicans in State Legislatures" highlighted...
June 15, 2011

Now the Nation Knows

There are a couple things we aren't very good at doing. We don't brag or take victory laps as often as we probably should. We don't update you on the victories we experience every day in the office and around the state. In fact, we too often focus on...
June 9, 2011

Praying for votes

Governor Rick Perry has again reaffirmed his belief that prayer, not work, will solve all of our problems. A few days ago Rick Perry issued a proclamation declaring August 6th a “ Day of Prayer and Fasting .” Instead of praying for rain like he called on...