We'll cut right to it: The Legislature is going after abortion access ...again. Read More

Take Action: Stop Dan Patrick’s Race to Discriminate

On Monday, in an extraordinary move, a Senate committee held a sham of a hearing on SB 1978, an anti-LGBTQ bill that misuses religion to justify discrimination. There was no notice given and the whole hearing was done in three minutes. Because of that, there was no one there to testify against the bill. Read More

SB 9 makes voting harder. It could become law.

One of the worst voter suppression bills in the country this year is on the move and could be headed to Gov. Abbott’s desk unless we act now to stop it. Read More

Join the TFN Team: Development Fellowship

The Texas Freedom Network seeks a part-time Development Fellow based in Austin. TFN is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement working toward equality and social justice.

The Development Fellow will play an integral role in expanding fundraising opportunities through data management, event coordination, online campaigns, donor relations, prospect research and other fundraising support to help the Texas Freedom Network reach and exceed goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Conduct research on donors, prospects, foundations and other funding sources Assist with coordinating mail campaigns and volunteer activities Help manage data in The Raiser’s Edge, TFN’s donor database Assist with all aspects of event planning and logistics Provide general administrative support for the Development Department

Qualifications and Skills

Interest in fundraising for the progressive movement Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite Ability to organize and prioritize work Adept in using a variety of online tools to compile background and capacity information for potential donors Experience in PowerPoint, Photoshop or other design programs a plus Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills

Compensation $15/hour up to 20 hours a week.

To Apply Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to… Read More

This Monday, April 1, extremist lawmakers at the Texas Legislature are launching an all-out assault on abortion rights with a series of bills that include a complete ban on abortion.

Here’s a list of those bills and where you can go at the Capitol to register your opposition at one of the registration kiosks.

If you can’t attend in person, you can also call lawmakers. Use the tool at the bottom of this post to find contact information for your representatives.

HB2350

What: HB2350 (Capriglione) – Would make abortion illegal with NO exception for rape, incest, or fetal anomaly. When: Monday, April 1, 2019 Where: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee, E2.026, 8am

How you can help:

Call your state representative and tell them to vote no Provide testimony in opposition Register in opposition to the bill at a kiosk HB3605

What: HB 3605 (Sanford) – Would appoint an attorney ad litem to represent a fetus during a judicial bypass proceeding for a pregnant minor who wants an abortion. When: Monday, April 1, 2019 Where: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee, E2.026, 8am

How you can help: … Read More

Chuck Lindell

Texas House gives final approval to SB 1978, known as the Chick-fil-A bill, on 79-64 vote. It returns to Senate to consider amendment that struck a section giving the AG power to sue to enforce the bill. #txlege Background: statesman.com/news/2…