Valley Interfaith & Texas IAF Call on State Legislators to Invest in People

Valley Interfaith & Texas IAF Call on State Legislators to Invest in People

Hundreds of Texas IAF leaders bused in to the Capitol from El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and West Texas, joining Central Texas Interfaith counterparts to call on state legislators to increase spending on adult and K-12 education. 

After a short briefing on school finance, the Texas Innovative Career Education (ACE) program and other issues -- including healthcare, payday lending, and infrastructure in the colonias -- leaders were recognized with a House resolution in support of the ACE program.  Immediately afterward, they convened on the South Capitol steps, and were joined by several state legislators who pledged to continue working for investments in people.  

In photo above left, Valley Interfaith leader Eddie Anaya speaks at the Network of Texas IAF Organizations' press conference.  In photo above right, Valley Interfaith leader Rosalie Tristan helps lead the briefing of leaders.  After the press conference, leaders broke out into smaller delegations to meet with legislators that represent their geographic regions.     

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