Even though homeschooling has become more and more mainstream and studies show that it really works, Texas public school officials and groups continue to show animosity toward homeschooling.
This animosity has become more apparent in this election cycle as public school unions and associations are making an unprecedented effort to get public school employees to vote in the Republican primary—in spite of the fact that 79 percent of the employees are Democrats.
Nowhere is this more of an issue than in the Republican primary election for Texas Senate District 2. Sen. Bob Hall has been acknowledged as the most conservative senator in the Texas Senate. He has been a champion for families and homeschoolers and that, of course, is why we support him. It should come as no surprise that the unions are supporting his opponent.
Not only did Hall’s opponent oppose our efforts to pass legislation protecting families, she actively worked to pass legislation empowering CPS to make home visits to families without cause, based only on ambiguous factors of supposed risk. She even voted against efforts to limit abortion of special needs babies after 20 weeks. This is the kind of candidate that unions support.
This primary election is critical for Texas families. The liberal unions only need one or two victories in the Texas Senate to undermine the conservative agenda of Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick. In fact, the effort by government employee unions is focused on defeating several Texas House members as well.
Texas homeschoolers must respond to this threat to our freedom by voting for pro-family, pro-homeschool candidates.
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Here are two things you can do to mobilize a strategic response against these threats:
- Volunteer to poll greet for a pro-family candidate in your area! Take your kids with you to a voting location assigned by a campaign, greet the voters who come to vote, and hand them information about the candidate. You would be amazed how many voters rely on this information to make their decision. Take 15 seconds to fill out the form linked below and we will let you know which local campaigns need your help most.
- Vote during early voting from Feb. 20-Mar. 2. You can also vote on election day, Mar. 6. To find a local polling location, please visit: www.VoteTexas.gov/Voting/Where. Visit THSC.org/Endorsements to find pro-family, pro-homeschool candidates who will fight for your family’s liberty!
We believe that families raising their children is a God-given right and that parents should be empowered to raise the next generation of leaders. Waiting until the next legislative session to protect these rights is not an option—we must take action now!