The Texas Senate is considering numerous bills designed to further restrict access to abortion care. Two of those bills are up for a vote by the full Senate in the coming days.

Here, in brief, is what each bill is about:

SB 258: Would require the burial or cremation of fetal tissue from an abortion. SB 415: This bill would ban the safest and most common abortion method in the second trimester.

We urge you to call your state senators and tell them to oppose these abortion restrictions. A suggested message from the Trust.Respect.Access. coalition, of which TFN is a part of, can be found below.

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Required Message for senators

Hi, my name is ___________ and my zip code is __________. I’m calling to ask my senator vote NO on SB 258, and SB 415 and stop interfering in decisions that don’t belong to politicians. A woman must be able to make her own decisions with the advice of the doctos she trusts.

According to medical experts, these bills do nothing to make women safer, and if… Read More

The Texas Senate Committee on Education will hear a bill designed to accomplish something Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has long sought to do: strip funds from our neighborhood public schools by passing private school voucher scheme legislation.

The bill, Senate Bill 3, would create “Education Savings Accounts” and “Tax Credit Scholarships,” which are just other names for voucher schemes. In other words, this is two voucher bills in one.

We need you to tell senators to support our public schools by voting “No” on SB3. You can help by taking one or both of these actions:

1. Come testify at the hearing. The hearing starts at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, in room E1.028 of the Capitol extension. 2. Call the senators on the committee.

Talking points, for your testimony or for when you call, can be found below. If you plan to call, below is the contact information for each senator.

 

Members of the Senate Committee on Education

If you’re on a mobile device, simply tap on each number to dial.

CHAIR Larry Taylor – 512-463-0111

VICE-CHAIR Eddie Lucio, Jr. – 512-463-0127

MEMBERS Paul Bettencourt – 512-463-0107 Donna Campbell –… Read More

Senate Bill 6, the discriminatory anti-transgender “bathroom bill,” will get a vote by the full Senate this week.

Please call your state senator and ask them to vote “NO” on Senate Bill 6! Read More

The avalanche of anti-LGBT discrimination bills has begun to move in the Texas Legislature. The Senate State Affairs Committee has set a hearing at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, for Senate Bill 6, a bill that specifically targets transgender Texans for discrimination. Here's everything you need to know to prepare for the hearing. For SB6 hearing updates, text "SB6" to 97779. Read More

On Wednesday, the Texas House is debating bills — HB 4 and HB 5 — seeking to overhaul the state’s Child Protective Services. We understand there may be an effort to amend the bills to allow child welfare providers contracting with the state to use their religious beliefs to discriminate against LGBT families wishing to adopt or offer a foster home to a child in need.

Please call your state Representative (in reference to HB 4 and HB 5) and tell them to vote AGAINST any amendments promoting “liability protection” that permit discrimination against LGBT Texans.

Keep language permitting discrimination out of these critical child welfare bills Agencies that receive taxpayer dollars should not be able to refuse to serve LGBT families that want to help children Allowing a state contractor to discriminate based on religious beliefs puts the interest of the contractor above the interests of the child Submit your address below to find contact info for your state rep StateAKALARAZCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIAIDILINKSKYLAMAMDMEMIMNMOMSMTNCNDNENHNJNMNVNYOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVAVTWAWIWVWYASFMGUMHMPPRPWVIAAAEAPABBCMBNBNLNSNTNUONPEQCSKYTNone

Required Additional Background – Letter from TFN to House & Senate members

It has come to our attention that there is an effort to amend legislation pertaining to CPS reform with language… Read More

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