At the Texas Freedom Network, we are committed to putting the public interest at the center of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to update you on the precautions TFN is taking to keep our staff, young leaders, volunteers and supporters safe. To that end, we are implementing the following measures:
- We are asking all our employees to work remotely from now until March 29.
- We are also suspending our Texas Rising field program and all public meetings and gatherings through that time period out of concern for our organizers, volunteers, supporters and our communities.
- We are committed to keeping part-time field staff on our payroll as we determine contingency plans to ensure that the important work of TFN continues, including moving forward with our voter registration efforts in different ways.
- In the next week, we will announce a major new advocacy program to promote key policy changes (both emergency and long-term) that this health crisis has made clear are long overdue in our state — from earned paid sick time to online voter registration and more.
We encourage local communities to follow guidance as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov. Our leadership will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you posted as we move forward during this critical time.
Thank you for all you do to keep our movement safe and strong.