The 87th legislative session may be over but that doesn’t mean advocacy stops! While we wait for the outcome of the special sessions called by the governor and another two years until the next legislative session, there is still so much you, our Army of Advocates, can do in the interim to impact public policy and advocate for women and girls in Texas. Here are just a few –

Develop relationships with lawmakers – Not only can they continue to advocate on behalf of new state and local laws that will affect our schools and access to healthcare, but they can also engage in robust administrative advocacy and weigh in on the redistricting process to ensure that every Texan has an equal voice in the government that serves them. To find out who represents you, click here.

Educate legislatures and your network – By providing them with data, research, stories and general information on issues impacting women and their families in Texas. Visit our website and read our full report on Economic Issues for Women in Texas, click here. Listen to the stories of Texas Women and find what resonates with you. Share the information with your networks and use it as a resource to support your passions.

Stay informed – There are a number of resources available to help in increasing the number of voices speaking on behalf of women and girls. Texas Women’s Foundation advocacy grantee and longtime community partner, Alliance for Justice, represents a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just and free society. To stay on top of what’s happening in the special sessions, you can also sign up for alerts with Texas Women’s Foundation grantee, The Texas Tribune.

Last but not least – Share our Army of Advocates Calls to Action with others. Invite them to sign up to receive the most up to date information on actions they can take to support women and families in Texas.

As always, thank you for being a part of Texas Women’s Foundation’s Army of Advocates and for joining us in the movement to achieve equity for Texas women, girls and their families.