Trans Awareness Week 2021

Transgender Awareness Week takes place this week, Nov. 13-19. It is a week to uplift the trans community and their voices, and it’s a prelude to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. This year’s Trans Awareness Week comes at a difficult time in Texas that has highlighted the urgent need to raise awareness. Since […]

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An Open Letter to Our Community

By Marti Bier (they/them) TFN Director of Programs This past Sunday, a fire was set outside the sanctuary doors of my synagogue in Austin. Throughout the state this year, and particularly in the last few months, we have a seen a disturbing rise in antisemitic attacks. As a Jew and a Texan, I’m writing today […]

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Texas Climate Scientists to Education Board: Strengthen Coverage of Climate Change in Public School Science Standards

Open Letter Comes as Board Nears Final Vote on First Major Overhaul of Science Standards in 12 Years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas – Dozens of Texas scientists who study and teach about climate change have signed on to an open letter calling on the State Board of Education to improve on […]

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Texas Rising Action Releases Statement on Failure of Prop. A

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 2, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Rising Action, the youth organizing arm of the Texas Freedom Network, today congratulated Austin voters for seeing right through the Republican-front group Save Austin Now and rejecting Austin’s Proposition A at the ballot box. Texas Rising Action Senior Director Rae Martinez released the following statement: […]

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Faith Leaders Host Healing Space for Trans Community at the Texas State Capitol

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 29, 2021 AUSTIN — On Wednesday, the Texas Freedom Network’s Just Texas Project and several LGBTQ groups took to the Capitol Rotunda to host a faithful healing space for the trans community in Texas. The groups include the ACLU of Texas, Equality Texas, HRC, Lambda Legal, and TENT.  Amid a historic assault […]

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