Today is the deadline to sponsor the Texas Freedom Network’s 13th Annual Celebration. All of the work we do — from battling religious extremists on the State Board of Education to defending religious freedom, civil liberties and public education in the Legislature — depends on the support we get from people who share these mainstream values.
This year’s party — our biggest annual event — is Oct. 4 at La Zona Rosa in downtown Austin. You don’t want to miss the great music, Austin’s best silent auction and the opportunity to gather with so many other supporters of mainstream values TFN promotes throughout the year.
The Texas Freedom Network is the only broad-based, grassroots organization dedicated to fighting the religious right in this state. Of course, it’s easy in an election year to overlook the important battles over public policy outside the campaign arena. We hope you won’t. An important session of the Texas Legislature is just months away, and we’re on the eve of a critical debate on the State Board of Education over whether our kids’ science education will be held hostage to the fanaticism of religious extremists. Please take this opportunity to help ensure that the mainstream values we all share prevail by sponsoring this year’s annual celebration.