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The Progressive State of Texas

Texas is a land that holds a special place of legend among all American states. In fact, this legendary status leads many Americans to regard Texas as more of a myth than as a real place. Well, keep in mind that John Wayne was a California actor, and that cowboy president George W. Bush is really a New Englander who went to Yale and learned his drawl for political effect later.

Texans get a lot of guff for sending George W. Bush up through its state political system and then on to the White House. Just remember that Texas is a heck of a big place, and there's a big difference between the Texas Republican elites and the ordinary people of Texas. Texas got George W. Bush put upon it just as much as America has. Tom DeLay's Homeland Security airplane fiasco illustrates the kind of power that the Republican elites have in this state.

There's a progressive community in Texas that would surprise a lot of Americans, if they knew about it. Well, we're putting together this page of progressive Texas resources so that the rest of America can get over being surprised and allow Texas to rejoin the community of nations.

Progressive Texas is a big place, of course, and many groups take their Texas time putting information about themselves up on the web. New groups might exist for some years before calling much attention to themselves. So, if you know of any progressive candidates, information resources or organizations in Texas that we don't have listed here, let us know so that we can consider including them in our growing index.

If you're in the mood for action, one simple thing you can do is to visit the largest selection of progressive Texas bumper stickers and political buttons anywhere on the web. Select a message that suits your interest, and then start spreading the word: Texas progressives are done sitting down and shutting up while the Republicans run the show.


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Progressive Organizations in Texas

Texas Democratic Party

Green Party of Texas

Socialist Party of Texas

Texas Communist Party

Texas Freedom Network

Texas Progressive Populist Caucus

Texas Civil Rights Project

Animal Trustees of Austin

Humane Society of Austin

Bicycle Austin

Austin Co-Ops

Austin Peace and Justice Coalition

Austin Democracy Coalition

The ACLU of Texas

Alliance for a Clean Texas

Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Texas Chapters

Atheist Community of Austin

Freethinkers of Central Texas

Houston Church of Freethought

Metroplex Atheists

The North Texas Church of Freethought

North Texas Skeptics

Austin Against War

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Stand Down Texas

Clean Water Action: Texas

Earth Share of Texas

Horned Lizard Conservation Society

League of Women Voters of Texas

Peace Action Texas

SEED Coalition

Texans for Public Justice

Texas Community Project

Texas NAACP

Texas Solar Energy Society

Audubon Texas

North Texas Activists

Dallas Peace Center

North Texas for Peace and Justice

Rhizome Collective

Austin Free-Net

Austin Taxpayers for Peace

Texas Bicycle Coalition

Bicycle Revolution

Critical Mass Lubbock

Bike Houston

Bikes Across Borders

Sustainable Food Center

Texas Fair Trade Coalition

Center for Public Policy Priorities

Keep Dallas Plastic

Dallas Fort Worth Amnesty International

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Mainstream News Sources

Austin Chronicle

Austin American Statesman

Amarillo Globe News

Canyon Lake Times Guardian

Dallas Morning News

El Paso Times

Gainesville Daily Register

Houston Chronicle

Lubbock Online

Texas Political Resource Page

The Desert-Mountain Times

Progressive Sources of News and Information from Texas

Monkeywrench Books

Resistencia Bookstore

Texas Observer

Austin Indymedia

North Texas Independent Media Center

Austin Javelina

Beehive Design Collective

Icon Media

Radio Left

Texas Environmental Profiles

Dallas Observer

The Lone Star Iconoclast of Crawford, Texas

Truth Serum

Third Coast Activist

Off the Kuff

Burnt Orange Report

Roman Candles

Surly Edition

Rhetoric & Rhythm

100 Monkeys Typing

StoutDem

Greg's Opinion

Skeptical Notion

Silence is Consent

Eye on Williamson County

Panhandle Truth Squad

Winding Road in Urban Area

Blogging Out Loud

Appalachia Alumni Association

Belly of the Beast

Something's Got to Break

Antinome

Craig's Book Notes

Southpaw

DemWatch

Drive Democracy

Literally Liberal

No More Apples

Staton Jones Report

Musselman for America

BeetSoLonely

Socratic Gadfly

Prairie Weather

Carnival of Horror

Campos Communications Daily Commentary

Houtopia

The Red State

Save Texas Reps

Grits for Breakfast

1919 Hemphill

Brains and Eggs

Texas Lone Star Forum


Messages for a Progressive Texas

The Irregular State of Texas

Barbara Ann Radnofsky for Senate Bumper Sticker

Barbara Ann Radnofsky Bumper Sticker

Texas Progressive Bumper Sticker

Texas Progressive Bumper Sticker

If Bush is a Texan, I'm an Iraqi

If Bush is a Texan, I'm an Iraqi

Texas Votes Democrat Button

Texas Votes Democrat Political Button

Texas Liberal Oval Car Sticker

Texas Liberal Oval Car Sticker

Texas Democrat Sticker (Bumper)

Texas Democrat Bumper Sticker




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