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TEXAS UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES 2021

Texas United Methodist Women’s Legislative Agenda 2021 There are more than 100,000 members of United Methodist Women in Texas. At their annual legislative conference, UMW members from all six of Texas’ United Methodist Annual Conferences adopt a consensus legislative agenda reflecting their priority legislative concerns. United Methodist Women was established in 1865. United Methodist Women place particular emphasis on issues impacting the well-being of women, children and youth. Texas United Methodist Women affirm the dedication of every member of the Texas Legislature. We thank you for your service to our state and we look forward to thanking you for your good work in the 87th legislative session. The following represent our consensus legislative priorities for 2021: Texas Legislative Priorities • Sustain and strengthen funding for public education • No tax subsidies to private schools National UMW Priority Area: Climate Justice Texas Legislative Priorities • Support renewable energy and energy efficiency and ensure Texas remains a clean energy leader • Center racial and economic equity in climate mitigation, resilience, and disaster preparedness policies Texas Legislative Priorities • Prohibit all forms of discriminatory law enforcement including racial profiling • Refocus policing on core public safety principles and deepen commitment to other first responders including mental health first responders • Pass the George Floyd Act • Expand Medicaid as provided under the Affordable Care Act • Strengthen the existing Medicaid program by implementing 12-month continuous eligibility for children and 12-month postpartum coverage National UMW Priority Area: Wellbeing of Women, Children, and Youth National UMW Priority Area: Criminalization of Communities of Color For more information on Texas United Methodist Women, visit https://texasimpact.org/event/united-methodist-womens-legislative-event/ United Methodist Women in your district want to work with you! Please contact these leaders so we can work together to build the community of Texas:

 

Charter for Racial


For more information on The School to Prison Pipeline
https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/racialjustice/school2prisonpdf

To access the School to Prison pipeline information in Spanish Download the translated document  here.

More resources are available on our Advocacy issue pages:  

   Human Trafficking
Global Migration
                                      Domestic Violence
                                  Climate Change
                                  Gender Justice
                                Racial Justice
                                    Economic Justice
                             Health Care
                              Food Justice

 

Not sure how to be a Charter for Racial Justice Unit?

Check with your District President or District Social Action Coordinator for more information. They have a copy of the application

 

  Looking for  Scenarios for  Your Unit. 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/umw/pdfs/racialjustice2012.pdf

 

Blessings,

CTC

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