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November 23, 2016

These Organizations Are Working for Progressive Change in Texas

This list was originally published in 2016. Please find our updated list of organizations here. If the words “President-elect Donald Trump” send chills down your spine, you are not alone. This election amplified the voice of hate, discrimination, and...
September 2, 2016

Top 10 Stories of the Summer of 2016

It may not feel like it yet outside, but summer is nearly over. And what a summer it’s been. Can’t remember everything that happened but want to reminisce? No problem, that’s what we’re here for. We’ve rounded up the biggest stories we covered this summer...
April 1, 2016
President Obama's Criminal Justice Reform

Obama Commutes Sentences for 61 Nonviolent Offenders

President Obama commuted sentences for 61 nonviolent offenders this week, proving yet again his serious commitment to criminal justice reform. Since President Obama took office, he has issued more commutations - cutting short a person's time in prison -...
March 14, 2016

Texas Marijuana Policy Reform 101

During our SXSW marijuana panel, we announced a new study on the economic impact of marijuana laws in every Texas county. You can donate to the study at www.progresstexas.org/marijuana .
December 17, 2015
Texas DPS adopts rules for limited medical marijuana law

Texas Adopts Rules for Limited Medical Marijuana

Texas' first medical marijuana law is one step closer to full implementation. Today, the Texas Department of Public Safety has, through its Public Safety Commission, formally adopted the rules that will govern the Texas Compassionuate Use Program . That's...
October 20, 2015

Record Number of Texans Support Marijuana Policy Reform

The momentum continues to grow for marijuana policy reform. After a year of unprecedented progress for marijuana policy reform and good polls from earlier this year , a new poll from the Texas Lyceum finds that a record 74% of Texans support reducing...
September 29, 2015

Watch HBO Documentary of Obama's Historic Prison Visit

America spends a mind boggling $40 billion per year on a broken, ineffective, and racially biased (see our previous blog) criminal justice system. We are home to just 5% of the worlds population, but 25% of the world's entire prison population. Last...
September 28, 2015

The Unfair History of Marijuana Laws on Minorities

The consequences of the war on drugs has impacted Latinos and Blacks at tremendous rates. Blacks use marijuana at roughly the same rates as Whites , yet they are incarcerated at far higher rates. Correcting the imbalanced incarceration rates is one of the...
September 3, 2015

Vote for Our SXSW Marijuana Policy Reform Panel

SXSW - or "South by Southwest" - meets every March in Austin, bringing together thousands of music, movie, and technology professionals, reporters, and fans. This year, SXSW is considering putting up a panel about marijuana policy reform in Texas . The...