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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
While Texans were celebrating a new year, state Attorney General Ken Paxton decided to ring in 2020 with an ugly dose of anti-abortion politics. On Jan. 2 he quietly released a formal opinion suggesting that state law bars public employees from having donations to Planned Parenthood deducted from their paychecks. Check out our press release:…… Read More
Progressive faith leaders are speaking out in support of women's access to all reproductive health care services, including abortion care. Today Just Texas, a project of the Texas Freedom Network, released an open letter signed by more than 170 clergy and faith leaders from across the state who oppose efforts to pass abortion bans in Texas towns. Read the press release here. Read More