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African American Studies Joins Mexican American Studies as Elective Courses for the State’s Public Schools…… Read More

Federal Appeals Court Backs AG’s Threat to Fine, Jail Abortion Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic Just Days After He Declares Gun Stores Are Essential Businesses…… Read More

Pressure groups, business interests and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have cooperated in a full political and legal assault on earned paid sick ordinances in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. Last night a federal court judge took their side and blocked the Dallas ordinance, leaving working families and young people vulnerable during a national health emergency. We just sent out this statement from Texas Rising. Read More

Cecile Richards wanted to see for herself how much the religious right was expanding its influence in the halls of Texas government. So in January 1995, Cecile attended her first State Board of Education meeting, watching how religious-righters on the board were hijacking textbook adoptions to promote their political agenda. "It's worse than I imagined," she scribbled on a note to a friend at the meeting. One month later, on Feb. 17, 1995, Cecile founded the Texas Freedom Network as a counter to the radical right in this state. As we celebrate the organization's anniversary 25 years later, TFN is still that counter to far-right extremism -- but it's become so much more. Check out our press release today. Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 4, 2020 AUSTIN – Today Texas Rising Action, the Texas Freedom Network’s program for young Texans, announced its first-ever endorsement of a candidate for Congress by throwing its support behind Jessica Cisneros in the March 3 Texas Democratic primary for U.S. House District 28. Read More

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Until 2018, Texas' public school social studies standards referred to Stonewall Jackson as a role model for “effective leadership in a constitutional republic.” The Confederacy shouldn't be glorified with monuments or in the pages of our school textbooks. twitter.com/NBCNews/…