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December 11, 2021

The 2022 Primary Election - Part 1

The March 1 primary elections will be upon us before we know it. Glenn Smith joins us this week to provide some historical background and the reasons Texas is particularly weird in this department, and why primaries in Texas tend to favor incumbents...
December 3, 2021

Sotomayor Comes Out Swinging: Abortion And SCOTUS

We come to you, beverages in hand, at a moment when the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to do away with the Roe v Wade precedent that has protected abortion rights for women in our country since 1973. Proud to welcome special guest Marva Sadler of Whole...
November 24, 2021

Texas Attorney General Candidate Rochelle Garza

Opponents on both sides of the aisle are lining up to take a shot at our long-indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton, including Democratic candidate Rochelle Garza, who tells Lana how she plans to reshape what has become an outlaw office.
November 18, 2021

What's The Railroad Commissioner?

It might be the most important climate election in the US next fall. Luke Warford, Democratic candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner, joins Lana for a discussion of exactly what that mysterious but very powerful office covers.
November 11, 2021

A Conversation with Rep. Erin Zwiener

Lana talks with Texas State Representative Erin Zwiener of District 45, who won her first race (while pregnant!) by uniting voters in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley and Dripping Springs with the truth that progressive values are Texas values. What's the post...
November 4, 2021

Election Recap: What Dems Can Learn For 2022

Glenn Smith joins us this week as we conduct a post-mortem of election results across the country, and find that, while there are definite lessons to be learned, the negative takes from national media and hand-wringing from Democrats everywhere over...
November 3, 2021

PODCAST: Shots All Around - vaccines approved for children

This week we spoke with Immunize Texas’ Jinny Suh and Dr. Jyotika Kapur join the Blue Action Dems to talk about the FDA’s approval of COVID vaccines for children and what happens next for the anti-vax movement. Click here to listen to previous podcasts...
October 28, 2021

Nuthin' but a GSD Thang: The Texas Blue Action Story

This week we spoke with our Co-Founder Carrie Collier-Brown, board member Julie Oliver, and Progress Texas President Ed Espinoza, to talk about how Blue Action Dems developed their organizing model and have become the standard for our progressive movement...
October 28, 2021

Halloween Spooky Special!

It's our first (and maybe...our last) Halloween Spooky Special! And believe us, there's plenty haunting us this year, but there's also hopeful news: the new GOP electoral maps threaten to make life frightening for the next decade, but there are challenges...
October 21, 2021

Brett Reacts To November Ballot Propositions

The November 2 election is upon us - with early voting happening now - including eight proposed state constitutional amendments: we summarize each of them, get reactions from Brett Isaacs and give recommendations on how to vote. Other important items are...
October 7, 2021

PODCAST: Barries for Women Running for Office in Texas

Women in Texas still have a tough time running for office. From fundraising to family expectations, to career obligations - it's simply a different game. We welcome three candidates who lived this struggle themselves. Thank you to Candace Valenzuela,...
September 24, 2021

PODCAST: The masking fight in Texas

This week the Blue Action Dems tackles the ongoing masking fight in Texas! The battle over masking in Texas schools continues on multiple fronts. This week we're joined for a discussion on Texas school masking policy and politics by Travis County Judge...