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Report Details Recommendations for First Overhaul of State’s Health Curriculum Standards Since 1990s FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2019 AUSTIN – With the teen birth rate in Texas continuing to rank among the highest in the nation and the majority of high school seniors saying they are already sexually active, the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States today released a report calling for an overhaul of the state’s failed abstinence-only approach to sex education. Read More

Texas Rising seeks a full-time Regional Field Coordinator in Austin. Texas Rising is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement of young Texans working toward equality and social justice.

The Regional Field Coordinator is the face of Texas Rising in Austin, working to advance and grow our network of activists and organizers. The primary responsibilities of a Regional Field Coordinator include recruiting, training, and managing teams of college-age students on area campuses to build grassroots power and implement civic engagement and issue-based advocacy campaigns.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:… Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 5, 2019 AUSTIN – Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller today released the following statement regarding state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, writing in a Facebook post that he would support a special session of the Texas Legislature to address gun violence with the condition that it also include anti-abortion legislation. Read More

Texas Rising seeks a full-time Regional Field Coordinator in Fort Worth. Texas Rising is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement of young Texans working toward equality and social justice.

The Regional Field Coordinator is the face of Texas Rising in Fort Worth, working to advance and grow our network of activists and organizers. The Regional Field Coordinator in Fort Worth will need to be able to travel frequently between Fort Worth and Dallas. The primary responsibilities of a Regional Field Coordinator include recruiting, training, and managing teams of college-age students on area campuses to build grassroots power and implement civic engagement and issue-based advocacy campaigns.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:… Read More

Texas Health Curriculum Standards Overhaul Veers Off Course Out of the Gate

In a state that long has had one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation, it's clear that the state's abstinence-focused curriculum standards for health and sex education need an overhaul. But that's not how abstinence-only politicians on the State Board of Education see things. Information TFN has obtained through an open records request shows the first revision of the health standards in more than two decades already appears headed off the rails toward another unnecessary culture war  battle -- this time with the health of millions of Texas students on the line. Check out the press release we just sent out. Read More

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