Texas SBOE Majority Betrays Millions of Public School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 3, 2023 Contact: Imelda Mejia, 512-212-1758, [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas – In a reversal of their vote in November, the Texas State Board of Education has voted to remove its previous recommendation to the Legislature opposing private school vouchers. This week’s vote by the State Board of Education’s Republican majority to reverse the […]

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El Paso City Council Listens to Community and Advocates, Votes to Pass GRACE Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 31, 2023 CONTACT: Imelda Mejia, 512-212-1758, [email protected] EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso City Council today voted 7-1 to pass the GRACE Act, stating that police will deprioritize investigations into people who may have obtained an abortion and medical providers suspected of providing one.  Texas Freedom Network and its project, Texas […]

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Far-Right Conservatives Buy their Way into Texas State Board of Education

And just like that… the Texas State Board of Education takes a step back to resemble the board of culture warriors and far-right extremists we had in 2010. Since our founding, TFN has led education advocacy work as the watchdog of the State Board of Education, and we know the signs of an uprising from […]

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After Years Of Advocacy Work, Texas Rising Organizers Celebrate Closure Of Spruce Coal Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 24, 2023 CONTACT: Imelda Mejia, 512-212-1758, [email protected] SAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy voted Monday to move away from burning coal at its Spruce coal plant, and convert it to burning another fossil fuel, natural gas. The plant was one of the most recent coal plants to be built in the U.S., and […]

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One Year After Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban, Voters Are Ready To Proclaim “We Want Freedom Over Our Bodies” at the Ballot Box

We believe we should control our own bodies–no matter what courts or lawmakers placating a loud minority say. Texans are ready for change, and laws like SB 8 are driving us to the ballot box. Today, we’re sharing findings that very clearly show the majority of Texans support the right to abortion–and we’re going to vote for it. […]

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