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Texas Religious Action Center

 

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A great start

The Texas Religious Action Center had a successful inaugural session, with the Legislature approving billions of dollars in new funding for schools across the state. RAC-TX put our organizing efforts behind the school finance legislation, called Texas House Bill 3, and mobilized Reform Jews across the state for our first Austin Advocacy Days over March 25 and 26.

Our work on school finance reform spoke to our deeply-held Jewish value that every child deserves access to quality education. You can learn more about our work on this issue by reading a blog post from earlier this spring

As the new legislation is being implemented, we ask that you stay in contact with your local school district officials to ensure they understand how to receive additional funding and watch for RAC-TX email updates as proposed education agency rules are posted for public comment in the coming months. 

What's next?

Our next campaign will be focused on immigrant justice. We are in the early stages of a research process to determine how Reform Jews can make a positive impact on this issue. As part of that effort, we are taking stock of what Texas Reform congregations are already doing -- from direct service to political advocacy. If you'd like to be part of that process or share your congregation's work, contact RAC Texas Lead Organizer Rabbi David Segal.

Learn more about what the RAC and Reform Jews across the country are doing for immigrant justice at our Immigrant and Refugee Justice Action Center web page.

Please stay up-to-date by signing up for our email list at rac.org/email and joining the RAC Texas group in The Tent.