Liberal Texans say the conservative-led Texas legislature is focusing on "partisan issues" rather than addressing the most pressing needs in the state, such as Medicaid expansion, COVID-19 relief and winterizing ERCOT after millions of Texans were left without power and water during winter storm Uri. In recent weeks, Texas legislators have passed bills that would ban abortion, allow Texans to carry guns without a permit and ban transgender kids from undergoing gender confirmation surgery.

Frustrated progressives say "Texas deserves better"