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Protect Your Right to Choose Your Representatives (Redistricting)

ACT BY TUESDAY, APRIL 20 ISSUE The Texas House will hear three sets of bills on Tuesday, April 20, each of which would create a new, non-partisan Texas Redistricting Commission. The three sets each include a bill that determines the rules for creating and governing the Commission’s work and a Joint Resolution to amend the […]

Axe the Tampon Tax! (Approve HB 321)

COMMITTEE HEARING IS MONDAY, APRIL 19 AT 10 AM ISSUE Period poverty is when menstruators cannot afford or access menstrual hygiene products such as pads and tampons. Currently, these products are taxed as if they are luxury items, when in fact they are necessary healthcare products. The “tampon tax” unfairly burdens Texans in period poverty […]

Support a Statewide Trail Network for Biking and Walking! (HCR 65)

ISSUE H.C.R. 65, filed in the House by Representative Lynn Stucky (Dist 64), is a resolution supporting a statewide trail network for bicycling and walking. It has been reported favorably by the House Transportation Committee. The resolution encourages the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) to develop and support multi-use pathway network projects and directs TxDoT […]

More Attacks on Transgender Youth and Those Who Care for Them (SBs 1311/1646, HBs 1399/1424)

ISSUE Quick Take: There will be hearings this week (week of April 12) on several bills that would limit healthcare access for transgender children. Senate, Monday, April 12, 9 AM Senate State Affairs Committee hearing on SBs 1311 and 1646. SB 1311 would ban healthcare providers from providing gender-affirming care to transgender children. SB 1646 […]

Show You Oppose Anti-Abortion Bills That Take Away Texan’s Rights!

Important: The hearing on these bills is Wednesday, April 7 ISSUE A group of highly restrictive anti-abortion bills, including the 6-week fetal heartbeat bill, have already passed the Texas Senate and are scheduled to sail through a hearing in the House Public Health Committee beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 7th. If these bills […]

Improve Public Education Accountability. Ensure HB 1867 Gets a Hearing and Passes!

ACT THROUGH APRIL 30 ISSUE The public education accountability system grades students and schools based on standardized test scores–just one test on one day during a school year. Research has shown this is a flawed approach that not only doesn’t improve student learning but actually traumatizes many students. Teachers and schools are held accountable for […]