|General Policy Action Alerts|
|Date||Cross Reference||Responsible||  |
| ||6/21/2012 ||Make A Difference For Kids' Safety And Success|
Kids are being corralled in a juvenile lock-up and Texas needs a better plan for them. Just a handful of Texans raising their voice right now can make a huge difference for kids' safety and success!
| ||5/14/2011 ||Raise Your Voice for a Better Budget|
and get your friends and families to do so, too. It takes just 10 minutes to tell each budget conferee: Protect health care and schools in the budget, and use the Rainy Day Fund.
| ||5/13/2011 ||Help Children Entering CPS Get Better Care|
Call the House Human Services Committee by Tuesday and ask them to pass SB 651!
| ||5/11/2011 ||Let Budget Conferees Know They Can STILL Save Our State|
Budget Conference Committee Members to Save Our State.
It's not too late to protect health care, jobs, and the economic future of
| ||5/11/2011 ||Time to Call Your Rep about Payday and Auto-Title Lending|
The House has hours remaining to pass payday and auto-title lending reforms. Urge your Texas representative to vote yes on the HBs 2592, 2593, and 2594.
| ||5/9/2011 ||TODAY Keep What Works for Kids in Texas Schools|
call your State Representative today to say, "Vote NO on amendments to HB
400 that would lower the bar on health, safety, and education for Texas school
| ||5/5/2011 ||Tell The Lieutenant Governor And Speaker To Save Our State!|
The Texas Senate followed the House in passing a budget that includes deep and harmful cuts to
health care, education, and services to children— there is still
time to stop a budget that fails to protect the priorities of Texans!
| ||5/2/2011 ||Encourage Schools to Handle Mental and Behavioral Health Challenges Better|
Education committee has yet to take a vote on a bill to improve schools'
approach to disciplinary challenges.
| ||4/28/2011 ||Get Support For These Juvenile Justice Sunset Bill Amendments|
The Juvenile Justice Restructuring bill that would merge the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission into one Agency - The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is up for a vote on the House Floor.
| ||4/28/2011 ||Tell Your Senator To Vote "NO" On Bringing The Budget Up For A Vote|
The proposed Senate budget could be called up for debate as early as Friday, April 29. Although an improvement over the House budget, the Senate budget is unacceptable and does not protect the priorities of Texans.
| ||4/19/2011 ||Support HB 2270 at the hearing on Tuesday, April 19th to ensure more children with private health care have Early Childhood Intervention services.|
HB 2270 seeks to protect children with private health care from losing public Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services.
| ||4/16/2011 ||Help Get Needed Dollars for Texas Schools and Services AND Curb Child Obesity|
Tell the Senate Finance Committee to support the $4 Billion "soda tax" bill.
| ||4/12/2011 ||Helping Schools Be More Thoughtful About Behavioral Challenges|
Two of our priority bills, both filed by Rep. Armando Walle of Houston to support schools' ability to handle children's behavior challenges more constructively, need a hearing from the House Public Education Committee: HB 1340 and HB 349.
| ||4/11/2011 ||Promote Physical Activity in Schools and Communities through support of 'Complete Streets" Legislation|
Having safe, convenient places to get outside and be active is linked to better health. Complete streets are roads designed for the safety of all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists.
| ||4/9/2011 ||Oppose SJR 12, a Disaster for Texas|
Tell your senator to reject SJR 12, a disastrous idea for Texas. Amid deep cuts to vital services, the fast-moving Senate proposal would make funding in Texas even harder to come by for years to come.
| ||4/8/2011 ||Keep Children Out of Adult Prison|
Three bills to help keep kids out of adult prisons where they don't belong need your help. Tell key lawmakers to support HB 3303, HB 3351, and HB 3698.
| ||4/1/2011 ||As the Budget debate continues, Help Save Our State|
There's a toll-free number you can call to tell the House Speaker to "start over" on the budget and make it work for kids--and an upcoming day at the Capitol when you can join fellow Texans in saying, "Save Our State."
| ||3/31/2011 ||Promote Maternal and Infant Health By Supporting this Bill|
Make hospitals report when they do procedures that put mothers and babies at unnecessary risk.
| ||3/28/2011 ||Get Schools and CPS to Improve How they Handle Kids|
Tell lawmakers to curb bad practices occurring in child welfare settings and in schools and to replace them with practices that improve mental wellbeing in kids.
| ||3/22/2011 ||Improve Health in Mothers and Babies|
Three bills that address maternal and infant health are on the move and need your help.
| ||3/21/2011 ||Tell Your Rep, "Charging 500% Interest Is Wrong"|
Tell the House Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services Committee to close the loophole on payday and auto-title lenders.
| ||3/16/2011 ||Tell State Leaders to Spend the Rainy Day Fund!|
As children lose teachers, vaccines, and abuse prevention services, it is not, as the governor says, the Rainy Day Fund that needs protecting.
| ||3/10/2011 ||Join Us for 3 Big Days at the Capitol for Children and Texas|
Child Protection Day is March 24, Cover Texas Now! Health Care Lobby Day is March 30, and the massive SAVE OUR STATE Rally is April 6.
| ||3/1/2011 ||Counter the Health Reform Critics|
A public hearing on a vital health reform issue gives you a chance to speak out about the importance of the Affordable Care Act for kids and families.
| ||2/17/2011 ||Help End Predatory Lending in Texas|
Contact the Senate Business and Commerce Committee about curbing predatory lending that harms families.
| ||2/11/2011 ||Tell Members of the House Funding for Children Matters|
As appropriations hearings begin in the Texas House, your representative needs to hear about how to move Texas Forward.
| ||2/4/2011 ||Tell Lawmakers What Schools Need|
As budget hearings continue, tell lawmakers you want funds for healthy, safe, school-ready children maintained.
| ||1/28/2011 ||Funds for Vital Programs At Risk: Let the Senate Finance Committee Know|
Texas can maintain funds and meet needs, but state leaders need to hear from you as budget hearings get started next week.
| ||1/11/2011 ||140 Days at the Capitol for Children|
Make every day during this very important legislative session a day for children at the Texas Capitol.
| ||10/13/2010||Make sure health premium dollars get spent on actual health care|
Health insurance companies are trying to weaken a rule that would mean better health care for Texas children and families. Your voice is needed right now.
| ||8/5/2010 ||Protect Vital Services for Texas Kids|
Texas plans to decimate services for Texas children, but your action can prevent a proposal to end vital programs from becoming reality.
| ||6/30/2010 ||Wednesday, July 7 is Call-In Day for Juvenile Justice|
There are three big opportunities pending in Congress to reform juvenile justice in the United States. Time, however, is running out, and your representatives need to hear from you.
| ||4/30/2010 ||End Child Hunger|
The U.S. Congress is deciding about a major nutrition bill for children. Make your voice heard for the children of Texas, who are most at risk of hunger of any kids in the United States.
| ||3/24/2010 ||Nutrition and TANF Programs Need Your Support|
Two votes coming up soon in Congress provide a chance to help low-income children in Texas. Contact your elected officials in Washington today.
| ||3/11/2010 ||Today Health Care and Other Basics for Kids Hang in the Balance|
Your Representative in Congress will decide in the days ahead the fate of health reform. Congress needs to hear from you now more than ever.
| ||3/3/2010 ||Protect Programs for Kids from the Budget Ax|
Plans for service cuts will do real harm to children. Your call to your legislator could make all the difference.
| ||2/5/2010 ||State Leaders are Exploring Budget Cuts Texas Can't Afford|
Let Officials Know You Support Keeping—Not Cutting—Services for Kids and Families