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<p><span>Rural Texas has a reputation as solid Republican territory, but hidden within those large swathes of red are small, individual flecks of blue. In this episode, we bring you the story of a group of progressive, Texan women who are organizing — in secret — out of fear of retaliation from their neighbors.</span></p> <p><em>The United States of Anxiety is supported in part by the <a href="http://economichardship.org/" target="_blank">Economic Hardship Reporting Project</a>. Additional support for WNYC’s election coverage is provided by <a href="https://www.emersoncollective.com/" target="_blank">Emerson Collective</a>, <a href="https://www.nycommunitytrust.org/" target="_blank">The New York Community Trust</a>, and New York Public Radio Trustee Dr. Mary White.</em></p> <p><em>Special thanks to Professor Shannon McGregor <span>in the Department of Communication at The University of Utah and </span>to Caroline Covington for her reporting in Burnet, Texas.</em></p> <p><em>Additional thanks to Emily Van Duyn, whose full study "<a href="https://academic.oup.com/joc/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/joc/jqy042/5085509" target="_blank">Hidden Democracy: Political Dissent in Rural America</a>" is available in the Journal of Communication, a publication of <span>the International Communication Association</span>.</em></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>