People of Faith Working for Justice

Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. Texas Impact exists to advance state public policies that are consistent with universally held social principles of the Abrahamic traditions.
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Feb. 20-24, talk to you your U.S. Senator and Representative about health care! Monday marks the beginning of the Presidents' Day congressional recess, a one-week "district work week" when many members of Congress will be looking to connect with their constituents.  Texas...
On Tuesday, February 14, the Senate Committee on Finance heard testimony on Article IX of SB 1, the Senate's proposed Texas budget. Coalition partners with Texans Care for Children and the Center for Public Policy Priorities spoke against the proposed across-the-board program...
2017 Legislative Agenda | Resources | Photos | Program | Event Schedule 2017 Texas ELCA Legislative Agenda (PDF Available Here) Past Legislative Agendas: 2016 | 2015 Lutheran Legislative Agenda 2017  There are three synods of the Evangelical...
Past Legislative Agendas: 2016 | 2015 Lutheran Legislative Agenda 2017  There are three synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Texas.  At their annual legislative conference, members from all of Texas’ ELCA synods adopt a consensus legislative agenda reflecting...
Like a marathon race with mile markers, the 140 days of a Texas legislative session has similar milestones. One of the big early session markers is the appointment of committees, which the Speaker announced for...
This week, the Texas Senate debated Senate Bill 4, which would ban so-called "sanctuary cities" in Texas and withhold state funding from jurisdictions that don't comply with federal immigration detainer requests.  Senators discussed exemptions for hospitals, schools, and...
On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services heard an update from the Department of Family and Protective Services on efforts to reform the child welfare system. After an update from Commissioner Hank Whitman, the committee considered SB 11, a...