Beginning Tuesday, July 18, the Texas Legislature will begin a special session of hate prompted by their Republican governor that will focus on 3 anti-trans bills: HB 46, HB 50 and SB6.
HB 46, similar to North Carolina’s HB2, would prevent cities/municipalities from adding classes to nondiscrimination laws that aren’t already protected under state or federal law—including gender identity and sexual orientation. Under HB 50, school boards would be prohibited from enforcing policies that recognize transgender students’ gender identities. The Senate’s SB6 specifies that Texas legal protections only apply to the sex on a person’s birth certificate thus preventing transgender people from being protected by them! In addition, they will be considering legislation to attack Planned Parenthood and unions, and slash voting rights.
Tell your lawmakers that these bills are not acceptable and you do not want your tax payer dollars being used to fund bigotry and discrimination.Send Your Message
Please take action to urge your Senators to vote NO on any bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
What we do know is that this bill will destabilize the insurance marketplace, and that later in the legislative process the GOP will try to fill it in with awful provisions that we’ve already seen in the House’s American Health Care Act and the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act: attempts to gut Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and give states the ability to opt-out of mandatory coverage for essential health benefits like prenatal and childbirth care, mental health and substance abuse services, and preventative care including HIV and other STI prevention.
The consequences will likely include millions more people uninsured, increased mortality rates, skyrocketing healthcare premiums, overcrowded emergency rooms, and limited insurance options. If this effort to repeal the ACA is successful, the impact will be most devastating for LGBTQ people, people of color, low income families and people looking to start a family, people with disabilities, and people living with HIV or other chronic conditions who rely on consistent and often lifesaving treatment.
Please take action today to protect the ACA!Send Message
Please urge Governor Abbott to veto Texas’s anti-LGBTQ bills HB 3859 and SD 2078, which would allow discrimination against LGBTQ families and kids, respectively.
HB 3859 allows faith based child welfare providers to use taxpayer money to refuse to serve LGBTQ people while SB 2078 allows for continued discrimination against transgender students with regard to restroom facilities.
The majority of people in this country; including over 60% of people of faith know that anti-LGBTQ discrimination like this is wrong.
Discrimination has no place in Texas. Please contact the governor and tell him to veto BOTH HB 3859 and SB 2078!Message Governor
The Trump Administration is trying to make us invisible by excluding LGBTQ people from the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS). This is yet another attack on LGBTQ people’s freedom, justice, and equity. Please sign our petition to the Trump Administration to demand that they reverse their decision not to collect data about LGBTQ people and their families.Sign Petition
Senator Jeff Sessions is an opponent of civil rights with racists views that make him wholly unsuitable for Attorney General. He’s also anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice. He believes that core pieces of civil rights legislation such as the Voting Rights Act are ‘intrusive’ and has consistently voted against the civil rights legislation he will be charged with enforcing as Attorney General.
We believe that ‘Sessions the Unjust’ is totally unsuitable to be the nation’s top justice official.
Please urge your Senators to reject this notorious proponent of inequality and racism for Attorney General.Take Action
The landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act has played a pivotal role in making our democracy fairer for everyone. However, in 2013 the Supreme Court in its controversial Shelby County v. Holder ruling struck down core components of the act. Yet, from Roanoke to Ferguson, our nation clearly needs the protections of the act more than ever. Congress is being urged to restore the strengths of the core provisions of the historic law by passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act.Learn More