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Progress Texas 2020 Voter Guide: Additional Areas

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Statewide Recommendations
President, Vice President

The Biden/Harris team is running strong in Texas and have been leading in many polls. This could be the year our state flips! The key is turnout everywhere.

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Teachers Association/NEA, American Postal Workers Union, United Farm Workers, Clean Water Action, Indivisible, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Vote Vets, Sunrise Movement, Everytown for Gun Safety, Scientific American 

U.S. Senate

Hegar is an Air Force veteran who successfully took on the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in direct ground combat. Now, she’s taking on Senator John Cornyn, who has consistently attempted to bar Texans’ access to affordable health care.
WATCH: Flipping Texas with U.S. Senate Candidate MJ Hegar

Endorsed by: EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, Everytown for Gun Safety, Vote Vets, Texas AFT, Texas AFL-CIO, Vote Vets

Railroad Commission

This race has nothing to do with railroads! It’s our poorly-named energy commission and it regulates the oil and gas industry. It’s our most pivotal decision-maker on climate change!
WATCH: Progress Texas Happy Hour with Chrysta Castañeda

Endorsed by: Annie’s List, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, Texas AFL-CIO, Tejano Democrats, Sierra Club, Houston Area Black Democrats, Liberal Austin Democrats, Preston Hollow Democrats

Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this year the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court denied opening up vote by mail to all Texans as a safe alternative to polling places, and they did it while working from home. Vote for these four strong women and we can leave those justices at home for good. 

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO, Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, Houston Association of Women Attorneys, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas 

Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this year the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court denied opening up vote by mail to all Texans as a safe alternative to polling places, and they did it while working from home. Vote for these four strong women and we can leave those justices at home for good. 

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO, Women Organizing Women Democrats, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats

Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this year the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court denied opening up vote by mail to all Texans as a safe alternative to polling places, and they did it while working from home. Vote for these four strong women and we can leave those justices at home for good. 

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO, State Tejano Democrats, Houston GLBT Caucus, Austin Black Lawyers Association 

Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this year the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court denied opening up vote by mail to all Texans as a safe alternative to polling places, and they did it while working from home. Vote for these four strong women and we can leave those justices at home for good. 

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO, Black Lives Matter Houston, Houston Black American Democrats, Texas Democrats with Disabilities

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

This Court is the last resort for all criminal matters in the state. The court is currently fully Republican, making flipping these three-seats even more important to bring justice and balance to the bench.

Endorsed by: Austin Black Lawyers Association, Houston Lawyers Association, Black Women’s PAC, Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

This Court is the last resort for all criminal matters in the state. The court is currently fully Republican, making flipping these three-seats even more important to bring justice and balance to the bench.

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

This Court is the last resort for all criminal matters in the state. The court is currently fully Republican, making flipping these three-seats even more important to bring justice and balance to the bench.

Endorsed by: Texas AFL-CIO

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The State Board of Education decides what goes into textbooks, but the board is run by right wing zealots. We can flip control of the board and change the future of Texas education if we flip three seats in 2020.

District 1

Perez is running for reelection to represent 40 counties in West Texas. She spearheaded policy creating a statewide course in Mexican American Studies and African-American Studies; making Texas the only state in the nation to offer these courses to all high school students.

Endorsed by: Texas State Teachers Association, Texas AFL-CIO, Black El Paso Democrats, El Paso AFT, Paso Del Norte Tejano Democrats 

TEXAS HOUSE

The Texas House of Representatives is composed of 150 members, each elected for a two-year term. Alongside the Texas State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the Texas state government and works alongside the governor of Texas to create laws and establish a state budget. The legislature only needs nine seats to flip in favor of Democrats in 2020. 

District 14 (College Station)

Dudding is running against a 10-year incumbent, who touts defunding Planned Parenthood on his campaign site. This district that includes Texas A&M University is flippable. 

Endorsed by: Annie’s List, Texas AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, Emily’s List, Moms Demand Action, National Association of Social Workers, Texas Aggie Democrats

District 32 (Corpus Christi)

Holguin spent years working in both federal and local levels of government guided by the values of public service. He would be the first openly gay man of color elected to the Texas legislature.

Endorsed by: Texas Family Project, Victory Fund, Latino Victory Fund

District 54 (Killeen)

Army combat veteran Keke Williams is running for this Fort Hood area district. The Republican margin of victory has dwindled here in recent years and this is a prime “flippable” seat.

Endorsed by: Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, Annie’s List, Sierra Club, Democrats with Disabilities, Texas AFL-CIO, Future Now Fund, Fair & Square

Pol. Adv by Progress Texas.