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Your First Political Update of the 86th Lege Session

By Carisa Lopez TFN Political Director Greetings from your Texas Capitol! The latest session of the Texas Legislature is about a month old and it's time to get down to business. So here is our first political update of the year. Periodically, we'll bring you news from the session as well an action item ... or two. Read More

Correcting the President’s ‘Bible Literacy’ Tweet

By Mark Chancey TFN Board Member and Professor at Southern Methodist University Bible courses in public schools appeared to get a high-visibility boost Monday when President Trump tweeted about a group of states proposing such classes. “Starting to make a turn back? Great!” he tweeted. As a Bible scholar, I’d join with the president in affirming the value of a good grasp of the Good Book. Read More

It took just about five minutes for the State Preservation Board finally to vote today to remove the racist and historically inaccurate Confederate plaque that has been displayed at the Texas Capitol for nearly six decades. Check out our press release: Read More

We're calling on the governor and rest of the State Preservation Board to remove from the Texas Capitol the offensive and inaccurate plaque glorifying the Confederacy. The board meets on Friday (Jan. 11) to consider the issue. Check out our press release below. Read More

TFN to Texas Lege: Focus on Building a 21st-Century Texas, Not Manufactured Controversies Like Bathrooms

The 86th Texas Legislature went into session today, and we sent a message to lawmakers: Focus on building a 21st-century Texas, not bathrooms and other manufactured controversies. Check out our press release: Read More

Texas Rising

#SB9 is a truly horrible bill for voting rights. That's why @TFN signed on to the letter. Check out the @TXCivilRights thread below for the truly horrible details. #txlege twitter.com/TXCivilR…