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Learning the Lege: Who Are These People?!?!

Learning the Lege: Who Are These People?!?!

Governor, Lieutenant Governor, House, Senate...there's a lot of different roles in our state legislature, and it's not always obvious what their deal is. So let's just walk through the quick and dirty description of the roles in state government so you know who to...

How a Bill Becomes Law…or Not

How a Bill Becomes Law…or Not

In the last post we walked through how to track a bill as it moves through the legislative process -- but what's the process? Knowing what happens at each step will help you know when you need to show up and take action during the Texas legislative session. There are...

Learning the Lege: Let’s Track Bills

Learning the Lege: Let’s Track Bills

Democracy means we all have a voice in the legislative process, and being involved in the legislative session includes knowing what is on the table, when it’s being acted on, and who to contact. The legislature’s website is a bit clunky, but it has quite a lot of...

Moving into 2021 with Hope

Moving into 2021 with Hope

2020 has been a year full of unimaginable challenges but also powerful moments of hope. COVID-19 has drastically changed our world and taken the health and lives of far too many people. Texas officials tried to politicize the pandemic and shut down abortion clinics in...

Teens Use Minecraft to Demand Comprehensive Sex-Ed in Texas

Teens Use Minecraft to Demand Comprehensive Sex-Ed in Texas

By Ann Phan, Co-President of Fort Bend SURF, Student at Dulles High School   Last weekend, Jane’s Due Process teamed up with the Fort Bend Students United for Reproductive Freedom (S.U.R.F.) to use the gaming platform Minecraft to protest for comprehensive sexual...

Texas Students Deserve More Than Abstinence Only Sex-Ed

Texas Students Deserve More Than Abstinence Only Sex-Ed

By Mars Salazar, Let’s Write About Sex Education Fellow at Jane’s Due Process & Austin Bat Cave Being a reserved and studious high school student, I did not prioritize going to house parties on weekends like my more restless peers. Rather, my nights and weekends...

Emergency Contraception: FAQ’s

Emergency Contraception: FAQ’s

By Graci D'Amore, Program & Operations Coordinator at Jane's Due Process What is Emergency Contraception? It’s a form of birth control that prevents pregnancy after sex--sometimes called “the morning after pill” or “plan B” (this is a particular brand though)....

Join us for Halloween Sex Ed Trivia!

Join us for Halloween Sex Ed Trivia!

This summer, Jane's Due Process has been working with partners to push for better sex ed in Texas. Curious about your own sexual health knowledge? Join us on October 29th at 6 pm via Zoom as our client services manager Irma Garcia, a certified sexual health educator,...

Hundreds of Texans Testify for Sex Ed — and the Fight is Not Over

Hundreds of Texans Testify for Sex Ed — and the Fight is Not Over

  Last night hundreds of Texans showed up to testify to the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) about the sex ed curriculum. This meeting was part of the year-long process the board has been going through to revise various TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and...

The Texas State Board of Education Needs To Improve Sex Education

The Texas State Board of Education Needs To Improve Sex Education

By Kate Boyle, Let’s Write About Sex Education Fellow at Jane’s Due Process & Austin Bat Cave I can remember in 5th grade one day after recess the teachers gathered us up. They split us into two groups, boys and girls. I sat with my friends on the floor of the...

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