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2018 Elections

September 11, 2019

There are two sleeping giants in Texas

Editor's Note: This blog was originally published on Oct. 13, 2017 and has been rereleased to support our new report Flipping Texas in 2020. In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the "Sleeping Giant," a growing Latino population that will...
April 2, 2018
Stories of Humans Against Ted Cruz

Stories of Humans Against Ted Cruz

If you, your family, or friends have been impacted by Ted Cruz’s seriously terrible policy positions , we want to hear from you. Click here to share your story. Geraldine M. 68, retired occupational therapist Houston, Texas I am a retired occupational...
October 27, 2017

Digital Killed the Video Star

The first video ever aired on MTV was " Video Killed the Radio Star " by The Buggles, a new wave band out of London. The song selection was a statement sending a shot across the bow of radio networks and declaring a new era of television made explicitly...
October 27, 2017

John Cornyn's Missing Spine

This week Texas US Senator John Cornyn formally endorsed Ray Moore – an unashamed bigot and racist running for US Senate in Alabama. Moore – a former Alabama Supreme Court justice – has said homosexuality should be illegal, Muslims should be banned from...
October 27, 2017
Left Turn Only

The path forward is to turn LEFT

Is Texas a conservative state? Or is it a non-voting that favors Republicans? One thing certain is that Texas is a changing state. As I've written previously, the explosive population growth has created a pool of voters that lean heavily towards...
October 27, 2017

Special Report: Flipping Texas in 2018

Update: Thanks for reading in 2018! We're on to the next election - click here to see our Special Report: Flipping Texas in 2020 . We are living in unprecedented times – but we have a chance to make a difference. A new analysis by Progress Texas reveals a...
October 24, 2017
Drop off voters

Drop-Off Voting: Millennials, Gen X can flip Texas in 2018

There are tons of trends, both bad and good. Popped collars: bad. Giving up cars: good. Avocado toast: jury still out. But there is one trend that is assuredly bad and it's worth ending: drop-off voting. If you're in Texas then you are probably familiar...