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by Val Benavidez, TFN President

Today’s final votes on new health and science curriculum standards for Texas public schools prove that strong, ongoing activism can lead to progress. But they also make clear that a majority of the State Board of Education remains trapped in the culture war arguments of the past. Read More

The ballot counting in key states has served as an important reminder: Every vote matters. Now we know that change is coming for our nation after four long years of darkness and division. Achieving this milestone reflects the long-term organizing that has occurred in many states across the country. Our long-term organizing in Texas continues. …… Read More

The COVID-19 death toll -- at 215,000 so far in the United States -- should make pretty clear how important it is for elected leaders to follow the science on public health issues. But too many Texas Republicans have aligned themselves with ideological extremists and conspiracy theorists who are undermining an effective public health response to the crisis. Read More

The Texas lieutenant governor's disdain for science and experts in the fight against the rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic would be a joke if not for the deadly consequences. Now he's essentially telling the nation's top infectious disease doctor to shut up. Here's the truth: Dan Patrick is going to get more people killed. Read More

More than 260 people signed up to testify at a public hearing today as the State Board of Education considers an overhaul of health education standards -- including standards on sex education -- for Texas public schools. Check out our press release. Read More

Texas Freedom Network

A bill banning gender-affirming and medically-recommended health care for trans youth missed a key deadline in the House last week. The Senate version of the bill is still alive and is being heard in that chamber right now. Watch live: bit.ly/3mOJUJF #txlege