Category Archives: progressive

Whitmire Makes the Case for Voting for Cook in the State Senate District 15 Primary, Part I of II

Indefatigable blogger Charles Kuffner interviewed Senator John Whitmire earlier in January. More recently, Whitemire squared up against challenger Molly Cook in a forum hosted by SAAVETX West U/Bellaire Senate District 15. Reviewing transcripts of both events, I realized that Senator … Continue reading

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Judge Lina Hidalgo Stands Alone

Judge Hidalgo deserves more credit than she gets for her refusal to accept money from county vendors. Let’s give it to her and donate to keep her in office. Continue reading

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Five (More) Ways to Help Planned Parenthood If You Barely Have Any Money

I just saw an annotated listicle (is that what it’s called when it is a list with a paragraph or so plus an illustration for each numbered item?) on¬†Bustle about 10 ways to help PP even if you’ve got a … Continue reading

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Another Assault on Poor People – Cutting Title X

So, the assault on access to healthcare for low-income people continues, courtesy of the radicals in Congress: House Republicans released a budget proposal this week that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a decades-old network of family planning … Continue reading

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Arts Organizations As Advocates for Progressive Reform

We talk often of health and human service nonprofits operating in silos, but the arts groups are not only in different silos, they’re on an entirely different farm when it comes to legislative advocacy.¬†Arts organizations already lobby for funding, but … Continue reading

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