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Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:00am

The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief continued its statewide tour this week in Houston. With the exception of Senator Carlos Uresti, members of the committee continued to oppose those who testified that accepting federal funds to provide health insurance to low-income Texans could ease the strain on local property taxpayers.

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Advocate

May 1-4, Texas Interfaith Center staff Bee Moorhead and Yaira Robinson joined 70 religious leaders from across the country at the national Interfaith Power & Light conference in Washington, D.C. The conference culminated in a day of congressional visits to advocate for wise climate policies. Faith leaders from across the nation are focused on the need for practical next steps in U.S. climate policy, particularly relating to U.S. commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Engage, TXIPL
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

Sadia Tirmizi and Rev Sam Brannon were honored to visit the United Methodist Women of Lovers Lane UMC in Dallas, Texas on May 3rd. Sadia introduced Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, thanking the congregation for their long-standing membership and encouraged attendees to consider partnering with Texas Impact. The work we do at Texas Impact is never done alone. Only through partnering with our members can we successfully ensure that our state leaders are hearing the collective voice of people of faith in shaping public policy.

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Learn, Engage, Water Captains

When it comes to water, Texas has a grassroots approach to planning for our state’s water future. Each of Texas’ 16 regional water regions has a citizen planning group that sets priorities for water projects in that region. Public input and participation in this process is crucial to ensuring a safe, abundant, and just water future for our state—which is why we’re hoping you’ll dive into your local water with us!

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:30am

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Rev. Peggy Ogden-Howe and Sue Sidney, a United Methodist Women’s leader, accompanied Outreach & Engagement Specialist, Rev. Sam Brannon, to the Region G water-planning meeting in Waco, Texas. This Water Captains “field trip” was an opportunity for members of the faith community to participate in the regional water planning process.

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