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 Supporting HB 701

Every Texan supports HB 701 by Walle as it removes barriers to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for vulnerable senior citizens and the disabled

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Testimony Supporting HB 945

Every Texan supports HB 945 by Romero, Jr. as it will reduce child hunger in Texas by extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) certification for

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Protect Residents? Not Under HB 3

This op-ed was originally featured in the San Antonio Express-News.  Texans are combating dual crises: the ongoing fallout from the energy grid failure and the crippling

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Comments on HB 2021

Every Texan agrees wholeheartedly with House Bill 2021’s goal of increasing legislative oversight and decision-making power over significant infusions of federal aid that Texas receives

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Testimony Supporting HB 4139

Every Texan supports HB 4139 relating to the Office for Health Equity.  The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately burdening Black and Hispanic Texans and has magnified

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Testimony Supporting HB 886

Currently Texas state law prevents local communities from prohibiting discrimination based on source of income, implementing inclusionary zoning, and putting in place rent controls. HB

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Testimony Opposing HB 3924/SB 1973

HB 3924/SB 1973 would make preexisting condition discrimination legal once again for a certain type of health coverage. Nearly 9-in-10 Texans (88%) think health plans

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Testimony Opposing HB 3923

HB 3923 by Representative Oliverson seeks to align state law regarding association health plans – those offered by business or professional associations to their members

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Comments on HB 484

Every Texan is submitting these comments detailing the provisions of HB 484 and pilot concept which we would hope to see in a bill we

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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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