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.


On Wednesday morning, Chairman Rafael Anchia asked his fellow House members to explain the motivation behind SB 4, the anti-“sanctuary cities” bill. Despite Texas’ near-perfect record of compliance with federal...
Join in prayer with Texans of all faiths and immigrants as our representatives debate the anti-immigrant bill SB 4. Whether you are in Austin or not, lift your voice for the vision we share—community, hospitality, and freedom from fear for all people. In Austin: Gather in the...
Handouts from this week's Weekly Witness: The Budget (Environmental, Parks and Wildlife Concerns) 2017 ACT Lobby Day Bill Sheet Water Conservation Bill Sheet Letter Asking the Senate to Reject Kelcy Warren's Appointment to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission: Support Parks, Not...
Support Good Bills in Committee This Week! HB 3338  by White Making sure foster kids get drivers license or state ID House Human Services hearing Monday, April 17   HB 3788 by Koop Requires DFPS to collect data and report on safety at day-care centers House Human Services hearing...
Support Good Bills in Committee: Food and Health Care HB 1533 by Farrar Exclude certain savings and family vehicles when determining SNAP eligibility House Human Services Committee hearing Monday, April 10   HB 3151 by Sheffield Streamlining Medicaid and CHIP eligibility House Human...
  By a vote of 131-16 the House passed its version of the 2018-2019 Texas budget at 1:30 am Friday, earlier than many observers had expected given the large number of substantive amendments legislators...
Take action on these important water and environment bills today! Click here for committee call lists. HB 3027: Regional Water Planning Group Meetings Subject to Open Meeting Rules Requires that all regional water planning group meetings be subject to Texas open meeting and public information...