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.


Mainstream faith communities affirm respect, dignity, and welcome for every person. Discriminatory legislation that targets individuals based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity runs counter to Texan values. Make your voice heard: Sign "Y'all Means All:...
Dear Texas Lawmakers: As members of Texas faith communities, we represent a large and diverse constituency that cares deeply about this state. We urge you to reaffirm our state’s commitment to welcome all who would call Texas home. Mainstream faith communities affirm the shared values of respect...
Click here for archives of Weekly Witness handouts, action alerts, and webinar videos from the 85th Texas Legislature. Weekly Witness returns July 24 for a Special Session update. Can't make it to the event? Watch a livestream of our webinar here! Thanks to everyone who...
Texas Impact presents a wrap-up of the 85th Texas Legislature -- bills that passed, bills that failed to pass, and bills that were vetoed by the Governor. Texas Impact's work during the 85th Texas Legislature was informed by our consensus 2017 Texas Impact Legislative Priorities...
U.S. Senators unveiled their health care reform bill Thursday morning. The bill was developed behind closed doors, and Senate Republican leaders are hoping to have a vote on the Senate floor before a weeklong...
In 2017, so-called “bathroom” legislation was introduced in the Texas Legislature. The issue, which had not been a topic of discussion previously in Texas, was instantly divisive and contentious. Lt. Governor Patrick views the legislation as a top priority, while Speaker Straus...
Items on the governor's call: Sunset Commission review of state agencies. Average salary and benefits of Texas teachers; and legislation to provide a more flexible and rewarding salary and benefit system for Texas teachers. Statewide commission to study and recommend...