If you’re a regular visitor to TFN Insider, you know that sound science is under siege in Texas. We have one of the highest teen birthrates in the country, but extremists demand that public schools teach abstinence-only in sexuality education classes. Creationists on the State Board of Education are trying to dumb down the public school science curriculum by attacking evolution. And zealots want to ban embryonic stem cell research that gives hope to families struggling with serious medical conditions like cancer and Parkinston’s disease.
Have you had enough?
You can stand up for science and fight back against the religious right’s extremism by attending the Texas Freedom Network’s Legislative Lobby Day on March 10 in Austin.
Before lobby teams head over to the Capitol, we will provide four break-out sessions on critical issues:
- sexuality education
- stem cell research
- evolution, the public school science curriuclum, and the State Board of Education
- youth advocacy and sex ed (a specially designed track for youth advocates under 24 years of age and others interested in mobilizing youth on this issue)
We have many wonderful allies, but TFN remains the only broad-based organization specifically devoted to fighting the religious right in Texas — and we need your help to win this important fight against extremism.
Lobby Day beings at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The center is located at 1300 Lavaca Street near the Capitol in Austin.