Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the dangerous Senate Bill 9, or “Slow Down The Vote" Bill. SB 9 is simply designed to keep those in power in power.
This past week has shown us the darker side of the radical right-wing coddled by Donald Trump himself. But what we are seeing is not new. Racist undertones have casually permeated Texas Republican politics for years - to the point that the Party is unable...
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Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
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