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A lot of things can change in a decade and a half, but this one hasn't: Texas still has one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation, 15 years after the State Board of Education adopted abstinence-only health textbooks for use in public schools. But now we have a chance to reverse course and ensure that Texas public schools teach the truth about sex education and give students the information they need to protect their health and their future. Read More

Five Faith Leaders: United In One Voice For Justice

Ready to take action? Here are two quick ways:

1. Sign the letter to lawmakers asking them to reject anti-LGBTQ bills: tfn.org/Faith

2. Come to the One Voice For Justice March & Rally on May 9: tfn.org/JusticeMarchRead More

Just weeks after the Texas Senate passed SB17, a sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination bill, state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, has a message for fellow lawmakers: My bill is even more extreme. Read More

Four Bills, One Goal: Attack Working Texans and LGBTQ People

Dan Patrick's attempt to strip Texas workers and LGBTQ people of basic protections is heading to the Texas House. We need your help. The Patrick-backed collection of bills — SB 2485, 2486, 2487 and 2488 — have already cleared the Senate and will take their first step in the House, in the State Affairs Committee, this Wednesday. The four bills would: Read More

Texas legislators this year claim they finally want to do a better job making sure public schools have the funds they need to educate our state's schoolchildren. Well, the House Public Education Committee isn't helping after last week approving a bill on posting the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. In fact, that bill is a church-state train wreck that could tie up school districts in expensive lawsuits for years. Read More

Texas Rising

Y'all, the mothership @TFN is hiring an Outreach and Advocacy Manager. This job is incredible opportunity. Join us! bit.ly/2M0OfJm