Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. Texas Impact exists to advance state public policies that are consistent with universally held social principles of the Abrahamic traditions.

 

On August 1, 2017 we stood on the steps of the Texas State Capitol, and we listened to Bishop Ray Tiemann introduce faith leader speakers. Muslim, Jewish, and Protestant Christian leaders spoke to the "bathroom bill." This bill has passed in the House, and it is going to Committee in the Senate. After our faith leaders spoke out about marginalizing and discriminating against transgender people, each of us visited our respective representative's office to ask our senators NOT to co-author this bill. I visited Lyle Larson's office, and I spoke with three of his staff members along with Rabbi Mara Nathan. 

 

If you have a passion for justice, like I do, then please join me the next time I go to Austin. I'll keep y'all posted on Texas Impact Advocacy as well as ELCA Advocacy. We give voice to the voiceless. You can see pictures and videos of our experience by searching social media with the #YallMeansAll.

 

Please visit their website to learn more about how you can become an instrument of change:

 

www.texasimpact.org