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  • Cruz is missing
    April 20, 2017
    Have you seen Senator Ted Cruz? He seems to be avoiding his constituents at any cost. But Texans are not the type to be ignored.
  • Sandra Bland Act
    April 12, 2017
    HB 2702 or "The Sandra Bland Act", a bill introduced by Rep. Garnet Coleman, would transform the criminal justice system in Texas.
  • Equal Pay Day
    April 4, 2017
    As far as significant days go, this isn't one to celebrate. This is the day in 2017 when women finally catch up to making as much as men did in 2016. If the gap continues to close at its current glacial pace, women won't have equal pay until 2152.
  • sb4 testimony
    March 17, 2017
    Watch 5 clips of brave testimony against the anti-immigration, Senate Bill 4, from the Senate hearing. Despite overwhelming opposition, Texas Republicans in the Senate passed the bill on to the House. Now we wait for a Texas House to take up the bill. 
  • Equal Pay Day
    April 4, 2017
    As far as significant days go, this isn't one to celebrate. This is the day in 2017 when women finally catch up to making as much as men did in 2016. If the gap continues to close at its current glacial pace, women won't have equal pay until 2152.
  • sb4 testimony
    March 17, 2017
    Watch 5 clips of brave testimony against the anti-immigration, Senate Bill 4, from the Senate hearing. Despite overwhelming opposition, Texas Republicans in the Senate passed the bill on to the House. Now we wait for a Texas House to take up the bill. 
  • GOP Healthcare
    March 13, 2017
    Non-partisan analysts with the congressional budget office have released their report on estimated costs and projected coverage for the GOP's proposed healthcare plan. Our own Glenn Smith weighed in on the issue. 
  • Messaging for 2018
    April 12, 2017
    With 2018 in front of them, Democrats are trying to create a message that will win them seats in Congress and later the keys to the White House. Here to discuss what is left to do in the next 18 months is GOP consultant Matt Mackowiak and Glenn Smith from Progress Texas.

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LGBTQ Equality

Marriage equality is the law of land, but the fight for LGBTQ equality in Texas isn’t over. In much of Texas today, it is totally legal to discriminate against gay and transgender people simply based on who they are. The right’s effort to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans — whether it’s under the false banner of “religious freedom” or any other guise — hasn’t let up, and neither will we.

Abortion Access

Over the last four decades, Texas lawmakers have worked to turn back the clock on a woman’s right to access abortion care in our state — injecting their beliefs into our personal decisions. We are part of a movement to that is working to ensure that every Texas woman has the ability to make her own decisions about her health and her family.

Accountability

There’s no shortage of bad behavior to keep in check here in Texas. From committing outright felonies, to misusing taxpayers dollars as their personal piggy banks, elected officials on the right are constantly up to no good. But no politician is above the law, so we’re holding em’ accountable.

Economic Opportunity

The truth is what Texas Republicans have dubbed the “Texas Miracle” hasn’t reached many Texans. Too many working Texans have jobs that pay too little to support themselves or their families. From guaranteeing equal pay for equal work and paid family leave, to raising the minimum wage, we’re working to promote economic opportunity and mobility in our state.

Affordable Health Care

Health care is a right — every Texan deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, more Texans have gained access to health coverage than ever before. But 5 million Texans still don't have insurance, which means we still have a long, long way to go.

Justice

From voting rights and redistricting to marijuana reform and immigration, the fight for justice will inevitably end up in the courts. That's #WhyCourtsMatter, and why supporting movements for justice and standing up for communities of color is central to our work for fairness and opportunity.

Immigration

Despite some politicians' convenient memory loss, immigration is at the core of America's identity. And Texas is often at the center of these policy debates. Trump’s border wall, local sanctuary city polices, travel bans, and immigrant rights – these issues directly affect Texans.

Resist

Texans must stand together in resistance to the hateful and dangerous agenda of Trump and the Texas GOP. There is a lot of work to do, so join the resistance today. Go to event or rally. Attend a town hall or call your representative. Your voice is needed.

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