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Rep. Abel Herrero filed a bipartisan floor amendment for HB 1, the state budget bill, that would prohibit the use of state funds for vouchers. The appropriations bill is on the docket for Thursday, April 6 (date corrected), so now is the time to ramp up our advocacy in support!

What Action to Take
Call, email, or visit (if you can) your legislator, and tell them to please support Rep. Herrero’s bipartisan amendment to HB 1.

Look up who represents you in the Texas House/find contact info

Key Talking Points About the Bill and Amendment

  • The House’s proposed budget bill adds at least $5 billion for Texas public schools. Thank your legislator for investing in public education.
  • Support Rep. Herrero’s amendment to HB 1.
  • Public tax dollars should NOT go to private entities with no financial or academic state accountability requirements. Rep. Herrero’s amendment will help ensure that.
  • Public tax dollars should go to schools that are accountable to taxpayers.
  • Vouchers take much-needed money from local neighborhood schools and tend to help only students whose parents can already afford private schools.
  • Vouchers give private schools, not parents, the right to choose.

More talking points on vouchers