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.


The Texas Senate and Lt. Governor Patrick are attempting to force a special session by refusing to vote on a pair of bills, SB 1929 and SB 80. While the 2 bills are administrative and not politically sensitive, if there is a special session it could create another opportunity for supporters...
On Monday, the Senate added a floor amendment to HB 5 that would grant CPS contractors immunity from civil liability short of gross negligence for a broad range of activities. Under the “Immunity Amendment” (Senate Floor Amendment 8), contractors would be immune from civil liability for things like...
Amy Litzinger Attendant services help many people with disabilities interact with their community. These services are essential for families and adults with disabilities in order for individuals to reach their full potential. By assisting with daily tasks and helping self...
Monday afternoon, Rep. Tom Craddick (HD-82) offered an amendment to SB 2065, proposing statewide regulations on Texas payday lending businesses. The amendment led to vigorous discussion among members about interest rates, usury laws, and the role of government in regulating...
DO NOT CONCUR WITH THE SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HB 21 AND MAKE SURE VOUCHER AMENDMENT COMES OFF IN CONFERENCE HB 21 by Huberty The Senate attached vouchers to an otherwise good bill. The Senate is effectively saying any additional money for public education is contingent upon the House agreeing to...
Call Your Senator SUPPORT = Vote to Suspend SB 1587 by Garcia Testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water Oppose = Do NOT Vote to Suspend HB 3859 by Frank Allows foster care providers to opt out of contracts provisions if the provider asserts a “sincerely held religious...
HB 3859 would allow a foster care provider to opt out of ANY contract requirement if it violates their religious beliefs. While the bill stipulates that an alternate provider must be found, the language of the bill is broad and vague. The bill fails to set out any process for identifying the...