HB 3979 Whitewashes History of Racism and Sexism for Partisan Political Purposes For Immediate Release May 12, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Tuesday’s passage of HB 3979 by the Texas House of Representatives represents the latest efforts by Texas elected leaders to censor public school teachers and politicize the education of Texas kids, said Texas Freedom Network Political Director Carisa Lopez today. Read More

When the State Board of Education wrote new science standards for Texas public schools 11 years ago, Republican board members dismissed teaching students about climate change as "hooey" and a "political agenda." Now as the country has become even more vulnerable to powerful storms, massive wildfires and devastating cycles of drought and flooding, the TFN Education Fund and the National Center for Science Education today released a new national report card showing that Texas is among the states failing to teach students the truth about climate change. And all this comes as the state board is rushing forward with a new overhaul of science standards in Texas. Check out our press release here. Read More

by Val Benavidez, TFN President

Dear Friends, The news that Kathy Miller is stepping down after 16 years as the president of Texas Freedom Network marks an important milestone for our organization. Kathy has been a strong leader and a true friend, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the progressive movement in Texas. Read More

by Kathy Miller, TFN President

Dear friends, I’m writing to let you know about a big change at the Texas Freedom Network. At the end of this year, I will be stepping down as TFN’s president after 16 years working with and being inspired by a truly talented staff, a wonderful board of directors, and incredible supporters like you. After a thoughtful internal search process, I am thrilled to share that the board has elected to hire Val Benavidez as our incoming president. Read More

  Today we were proud to stand at the state Capitol with our partners and LGBT advocates from across Texas to call on lawmakers to support equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Check out the press release we just sent out:…… Read More