Texas Freedom Network

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The Texas Freedom Network was founded by Cecile Richards in 1995 to "combat the anti-choice policy agenda of the extreme right in Texas."[1] The "Texas Freedom Network Education Fund" serves as the activism arm of the Network.



Board of Directors

As at Sep. 2012, the following served on the Board:[2]

Education Fund Board

As at Sep. 2012, the following served on the board of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund:[2]


As at Sep. 2012, the following worked for the Texas Freedom Network:[3]


In 2006 the following worked for the Network:[4]

Board of Directors




In 2005, volunteers stuffed envelopes, made calls to legislators and supporters, volunteered at the Texas Faith Network conference and at special events, testified at the Legislature and wrote letters to the editor. 2005 volunteers included:[4]

Texas Faith Network

The Texas Faith Network is a project of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund. It is a statewide group of more than 600 mainstream religious leaders. Members of the Faith Network work towards the following objectives:[5]

  • Involving religious leaders in the political process at the Texas Legislature and the State Board of Education;
  • Working with the media to ensure that the religious right is not the only representative of people of faith in the news;
  • Organizing and publicizing clergy statements on important political issues of the day; and
  • Training people of faith to speak with an effective religious voice on issues facing our communities.

Mary Ann Kaiser works as coordinator for the Texas Faith Network.[6]




The following individuals and organizations made donations to the Network in 2005:[4]

Campaign Leaders:

Supporting Partners:

Campaign Partners:

Premier Associates:

Supporting Associates:

Major Supporters:

Freedom Fighters: Freedom Fighters make monthly gifts that help sustain the work of TFN.

10th Anniversary Fundraiser

The Network considered its Tenth Anniversary Silent Auction & Gala to be the highlight of the year. The following individuals were involved in coordinating the event:[4]


'Event Committee:

Fundraising Committee:

The following individuals and corporations made donations to the Silent Auction:[4]


  1. Clergy Voices: A Conversation with Cecile Richards, volume 10, issue 1, fall 2007 (accessed on Sep. 12, 2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Texas Faith Network: Board of Directors (accessed on Sep. 12, 2012)
  3. Texas Freedom Network: Staff (accessed on Sep. 12, 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Texas Freedom Network: Winter 2006 Newsletter (accessed on Sep. 12, 2012)
  5. Texas Freedom Network: Texas Faith Network (accessed on Sep. 12, 2012)
  6. Texas Freedom Network: Texas Religious Leaders Support Access to Birth Control (accessed on Sep. 12, 2012)