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2022 is THE Year for Voting Rights Legislation

Toplines: A lack of federally standardized election laws has allowed voter suppression legislation to sweep the nation. The family of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling for "no celebration" of MLK Day without the passage of federal voting rights legislation. Senate Democrats are attempting a...

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November 8, 2011

Student Loan Debt Approaches $1 Trillion

This year, student loan debt will top credit card debt at $1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Students took out a record-breaking $100 billion in loans in 2008. Adjusted for inflation, they are now borrowing twice as much as they did just a...
November 3, 2011

ALEC Exposed in Texas: The Money Trail

Who is funding ALEC? The vast majority of ALEC contributions come in the form of donations directly from the corporations and their corporate foundations. In fact, over the past 3 years ALEC’s legislative contributions were only $250,000 compared to $21.6...
October 31, 2011

It's working, they are listening

Yesterday, Progress Texas delivered over 22,000 signatures to board members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles calling on them to reject the proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to create a vanity license plate featuring the Confederate...
October 27, 2011

Rick Perry Changes His Mind on the Confederate Flag

On Wednesday, we learned that Gov. Perry has changed his mind about the state displaying the Confederate flag. In the past, Perry has supported the state displaying the Confederate flag. Perry stated that he does not support the Confederate battle flag...
October 25, 2011

ALEC Exposed in Texas: ALEC 101

Here at Progress Texas, we are proud to announce a new project: ALEC Exposed in Texas. Nationally, the Center for Media and Democracy has launched ALEC Exposed with the goal of tracking the ways that corporations rewrite state laws behind closed doors...