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Early voting in Texas starts October 24, and runs through November 4. Early voting locations and Election Day information is available on the Texas Secretary of State's website.

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Starting November 1 and going through January 31, 2017, you can sign up for health insurance through the Health Care "Marketplace" at If you enroll by December 15, 2016, coverage can begin as soon as January 1, 2017. If your congregation or other group is interested in partnering to sign people up, now is the time to start planning.

Voting is an important part of our democratic process. One way people of faith can help neighbors in need is by helping them get to the polls on election day! 

In more than 20 Texas communities, buses, taxis, and rideshare services are offering free or discounted rides to and from polling places on election day: Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

To see which communities are participating, go here.

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Current Calls to Action

The budget is central to state government and a reflection of our priorities as a state. It determines how we will spend our money and which groups will benefit. The Texas budget process provides Texans with an opportunity to weigh in on Texas’ priorities and support people and programs that matter to our communities. In the coming months, Texas Impact will provide budget and policy updates, and will highlight opportunities to engage in this important process.

A Texas Budget Overview

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the European Union joined the Paris Climate Agreement, pushing the accord across the threshold of having more than 55 countries representing over 55 percent of global climate change pollution formally join the agreement. The agreement will go into effect in 30 days, on November 4, 2016.

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On Saturday, September 24th, Rev. Sam Brannon attended the 4th Annual RGV Equal Voice Regional Summit in Harlingen, Texas. The event was sponsored by the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Equal Voice Network, a network of ten community based organizations committed to bringing the Rio Grande Valley's families' voices to the decision making table.

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Faithful engagement with civil power has always held in tension the prophetic and the pastoral, the pragmatic and the pure.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 is the opening day of the 85th Texas Legislature. Join us Tuesday morning on the South Steps of the Capitol for our Interfaith Service of Public Witness, featuring prayers and wisdom from leaders of diverse religious traditions about our shared responsibility to work together for the common good.