Just Texas Proclaims All People Are Worthy and Beloved This National Day of Prayer

The first Thursday of May, today, marks the National Day of Prayer. It’s a day established by Congress in 1952 as a day when “the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”  This year, it comes just days after a leaked draft brief suggests the U.S. Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe v. Wade. While today was intended to honor the power of intentional introspection for people of all faiths –and even those of non-faith – the day is often co-opted by the religious right to push forth their political agenda which unfailingly centers on an evangelical version of Christianity. But there are progressive faith voices who believe differently. […]

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Statement: The Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion Is a Call to Action for Congress as Our Civil Rights and Control Over Our Bodies Are Under Attack

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a devastating blow to those who need this vital healthcare, and the extremely radical brief the world is now seeing shows why it’s up to us to fight back to protect safe and legal access to abortion and all of our constitutional rights. Today, abortion is still legal. Regardless of the shameless actions that may come from our nation’s highest court. We know that most Texans and the majority of the country oppose abortion bans. Still, far-right politicians continue using our bodies for political power and control. […]

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TFN Launches Multi-Group Campaign Focused on Need to Teach the Truth in Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 22, 2022 AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Freedom Network today launched its Teach the Truth campaign, a multi-tier grassroots campaign to tackle the politicization of schools and children’s education, especially as it relates to race and LGBTQ representation.  The Teach the Truth campaign consists of a coalition of 13 state and national […]

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Texas Civil Rights Groups and Education Equity Organizations Demand Granbury ISD Must Return Removed Books and Reaffirm Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 28, 2022 HOUSTON — Texas civil rights groups and education equity organizations are demanding that Granbury Independent School District (ISD) return 125 books removed from shelves and any additional books that were also disappeared. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU of Texas), American Civil Liberties Union, Big Thought, Children’s Defense […]

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