FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2023 CONTACT: Emily Witt (she/hers), [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Legislature today plans to hear a bill that seeks to ban transgender healthcare for minors. This bill would also restrict the use of public money or public assistance to provide affirming care for minors. HB 1686 will be heard in […]
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TX Senate Bill 8 Would Decimate Public Education in Texas, Attacks LGBTQIA+ Families and Educators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 22, 2023 CONTACT: Emily Witt (she/hers), [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs today will hear Senate Bill 8, an omnibus bill that seeks to divert public funds to private schools, censor educational content and programming across all grade levels, and allow school districts to impose fees and […]
Texas Freedom Network Denounces Legislative Effort to Ban Books
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2023 CONTACT: Emily Witt (she/hers), [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas – The House Committee on Public Education spent six hours Tuesday night hearing a bill that would completely ban or restrict materials in public school libraries by creating a vague and undefined rating system with multiple levels of review by several state […]
TX Senate Bill 15 Perpetuates Hate, Texas Freedom Network Warns
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs tonight heard Senate Bill 15, which seeks to bar transgender athletes from competing in collegiate sports.
The committee left SB 15 pending. […]
Texas SBOE Majority Betrays Millions of Public School Students
AUSTIN, Texas – In a reversal of their vote in November, the Texas State Board of Education has voted to remove its previous recommendation to the Legislature opposing private school vouchers.
This week’s vote by the State Board of Education’s Republican majority to reverse the board’s previous bipartisan opposition to voucher legislation is a betrayal of the millions of children who attend Texas public schools, Texas Freedom Network Political Director Carisa Lopez said today. […]