The Revolutionary Texas Progressive Candidates of 2020

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The Texas Democratic Primary is on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Find the most revolutionary Texas progressive candidates running, and their policies. For the purpose of this list, “most revolutionary” means that each candidate meets the following two criteria:

  • Rejects corporate money
  • Supports single-payer Medicare for All

LAST UPDATED: January 17, 2020

Texas Progressive Candidates for Congress

U.S. Senate

Sema Hernandez for U.S. Senate

Sema Hernandez (D) – “Sema for Texas.” Medicare for All • Tuition Free College and Training • Immigration Reform • Voting Rights • Renewable Energy • Sustainable Infrastructure • Environmental Justice • Criminal Justice Reform • Legalize Marijuana • Cessation of Militarization • Fair Trade Deals • Indigenous Rights • Accepts No Corporate Money


U.S. House

TX-10 Mike Siegel for U.S. House

Mike Siegel (D) – “Fighting for Real Change.” Medicare for All • Protect Voting Rights • Invest in Public Education • Green New Deal • Expand Labor Rights • Corporate Money Out of Politics • Pro-Choice • Common Sense Gun Reform • College for All • Accepts No Corporate Money

TX-13 Greg Sagan for U.S. House

Greg Sagan (D) – “The Power: We the People. The Purpose: To Form a More Perfect Union.” Single-Payer Healthcare (Medicare for All is the only single-payer plan that has been proposed) • Labor Unions • High-Speed Internet Infrastructure • Public Education • Tax Reform • Immigration Reform and DACA • Stop Border Wall • Climate Action • Renewable Energy • Protect Social Security • Government Funded Higher Education • End Gerrymandering • Reverse Citizens United • Congressional Term Limits • Regulatory Reform • Sensible Gun Control • Nation of Peace, with Military Might Enough to Prevent Aggression • End Perpetual Conflict • Restore the Fairness Doctrine for Less Biased News Media • Racial Justice • Reverse Runaway Equality • Democracy • Accepts No Corporate Money

We need to foster a new principle that governs not only our politics but our business: The notion of “good corporate citizenship” – wherein corporations and our government share in the belief that, since all Americans are in this together, there is no long-term benefit in exploiting one sector of our people to enrich another. I believe we can create a regulatory framework that encourages this attitude, and I believe it begins with a political tradition of engaging and respecting the voices of everyone we represent.

~ Greg Sagan

TX-14 Adrienne Bell for U.S. House

Adrienne Bell (D) – “Adrienne Bell for U.S. Congress.” Medicare for All • Public Education • Economic Justice • Legalization of Marijuana • Criminal Justice Reform • Immigration Reform • Accepts No Corporate Money

TX-18 Stevens Orozco for U.S. House

Stevens Orozco (D) – “It’s Time for Houston to Join the Progressive Movement.” Medicare for All • Green New Deal • Immigration Justice • Abolish ICE • Criminal Justice Reform • Women’s Liberation • LGBTQ+ Equality • Free Public College • Student Loan Forgiveness • Federal Jobs Guarantee • Reclaim Democracy • HR1 For the People Act • Accepts No Corporate Money

TX-21 Jennie Lou Leeder for U.S. House

Jennie Lou Leeder (D) – “True Blue Texas.” Single-Payer (Medicare for All is the only proposed single-payer healthcare plan) • End Gerrymandering • Election Security • Voter Rights • Women’s Rights • Reproductive Freedom • Equal Pay • Public Education • Better Border Diplomacy and Security Training • DACA • Invest in Alternative Fuels • Commonsense Gun Law Reform • Infrastructure Jobs • LGBTQ Rights • Protect Social Security • Accepts No Corporate Money

TX-23 Rosie Ramos Abuabara for U.S. House

Rosie Ramos Abuabara (D) – “Rise Up!” Medicare for All • Environmental Protections • Science Instead of Politics • Campaign Finance Reform • Public Funded Elections • Civil Rights and Political Power for All • Common Sense Gun Laws • End Private Prisons • Equal Justice Under Law • Equal Pay and Equal Rights • Climate Action • Government Reform • End Dark Money • Wealth Tax • $15 Minimum Wage • Legalize Cannabis • LGBTQ Rights • Net Neutrality • End Opioid Crisis • Police Accountability • Voting Rights • End Gerrymandering • Labor Unions • Workers’ Rights • Immigration Reform • Demilitarize Border and Abolish ICE • Immigrant Worker Protections • Care for Veterans • Paid Sick Leave • Universal Child Care • Rejects Corporate Money

TX-25 Julie Oliver for U.S. House

Julie Oliver (D) – “Ending the Corrupting Influence of Big Money.” Medicare for All • Gun Violence Prevention • Automatic and Same Day Voter Registration • End Mass Incarceration • End Cash Bail • Immigrant Justice • Green New Deal • End Runaway Income Inequality • Accepts No Corporate Money

“When I hear that ‘you’re a pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps-kind-of-girl’ I’m quick to correct and say, ‘No, I’m the product of a community of support.'” ~ Julie Oliver

TX-25 Heidi Sloan for U.S. House

Heidi Sloan (D) – “One Fight. All In.” Medicare for All • Housing for All • End Homelessness • Public Transit and Public Homes • End “Right to Work” • Add Value to Contracts in M4A Transition • A Green New Deal • Public Childcare • Pro-Choice • Unions for All • Good Jobs, Wages, Benefits, and Free Time • Justice Reform • End War on Drugs • Abolish Death Penalty • Demilitarize Police • Restore Voting Rights • Accepts No Corporate Money

Democratic socialist Heidi Sloan, candidate for TX-25, is interviewed by Humanist Report host Mike Figueredo.

TX-26 Mat Pruneda for U.S. House

Mat Pruneda (D) – “Fighting for the People.” Medicare for All • Green New Deal • Green Jobs • Human Rights • Equality for All • Future-Focused Economy • Public Education • Disability Rights • Gun Reform • End Dark Money • Accepts No Corporate Money

TX-28 Jessica Cisneros for U.S. House

Jessica Cisneros (D) – “Fighting to Protect Our Families.” Medicare for All • $15 Minimum Wage • Rebuild Infrastructure • Fair Trade Deals • Expand Social Security • Immigration Reform • Public Schools and Teachers • Free Public College • Green New Deal • Reproductive Rights • Paid Family and Sick Leave • Gun Control • Small Businesses • Tax Reform • Accepts No Corporate Money

TX-31 Donna Imam for U.S. House

Donna Imam (D) – “People Who Work for a Living Are America’s Biggest Assets.” Medicare for All • Real Pay for All • Equal Justice for All • Defund Private Prisons • Veteran Protections and Benefits • Support Rural America • Education for All • Accepts No Corporate Money

Running a so-called “profitable” business on the backs of people who can’t afford basic needs and can’t save for a down payment on a house or for retirement is NOT capitalism, it’s a failed business taking advantage of desperate people trying to stay alive.

~ Donna Imam
Interview: Donna Imam is on the Cusp of Flipping a Congressional Seat in Texas | The Humanist Report
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