Our Testimony at the Texas Legislature

Social Justice Requires Public Policy.

We envision a Texas where people of all backgrounds can fulfill their potential and contribute to our community.

Unfortunately, too many Texans can’t access the conditions they need to thrive — good health care, education, and jobs.

One of the most effective ways to make sure every Texan has access to these conditions is to strengthen public policy. And that’s where we focus our work: We strengthen public policy to expand opportunity and equity for every Texan.

Testimony Opposing SB 91

Every Texan opposes SB 91, which accelerates the elimination of the Tier I M&O and harms the state’s ability to fully support public education when

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Testimony Opposing SB 89

Every Texan opposes SB 89 because — as the House Research Organization summarized in its analysis of the House version — it would use “state

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Testimony Supporting SB 7

Every Texan supports SB 7 and the “13th check” it would provide hundreds of thousands of retired Texas educators. More than 410,000 Texans have already

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Testimony Supporting HB 1

Every Texan wholeheartedly supports House Bill 1’s proposed restoration of funding for state legislative agencies’ operations. In Texas, where it is the legislature’s responsibility to

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Testimony Opposing SB 1254

Every Texan opposes SB 1254 for equity, safety, and accountability concerns. Senate Bill 1254 proposes an interstate compact for the purpose of border enforcement of

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Testimony: Fact Sheet on HB 3924 and HB 3752

Eight Texas patient and consumer advocacy organizations urge Texas lawmakers avoid creating unregulated health coverage that can discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Creating “insurance-like”

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Testimony Supporting HB 4115

Every Texan supports CSHB 4115 by Representative Oliverson, which extends Texas’ surprise medical billing protections to ground ambulances. Texans have benefited for more than a

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Key Achievements

  • Prevented budget cuts to Medicaid and CHIP, prevented large drops in health care coverage, and reduced the number of uninsured Texans
  • Organized a coordinated statewide effort to ensure a full and accurate 2020 Census, establishing ourselves as the leading voice of coverage of Texas in the Census​
  • Guaranteed paid sick days for Austin workers and squashed the sales tax swap ​
  • Promoted racial and ethnic equity and exposed barriers to economic opportunity​
  • Worked closely with leaders from both parties to boost financial support for Texas students as one of the handful of Texas organizations with a deep understand of public school funding formulas​

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