Children’s Defense Fund Texas

The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF-Texas (CDF-TX) works statewide to raise awareness and represent the interests of Texas children, connect children and families to health care programs and services that help meet their needs, coordinate support and form policy solutions for health care legislative action. See below for more information about CDF-TX’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

Legislative Advocacy

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  • Action Alert! CDF-TX Issues Call to Action to Urge House Legislators to Expand Medicaid

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    TX: The Children’s Defense Fund – Texas issued a call to action to urge House Legislators to pass HB 3791, which would expand Medicaid in the state. The call to action provided suggested messaging for individuals to use when calling their legislators; for example, “I live in your district. I'm asking you to support HB 3791. This is a creative, Texas-based solution to getting health coverage for low income Texans.”

  • Action Alert! CDF-TX Announced Call-a-Thon to Legislators and Released a Petition to Support Medicaid Expansion

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    TX: The Children’s Defense Fund - Texas issued a call to action requesting individuals to contact their state legislators and inform them that, with Medicaid expansion, over 1.5 million uninsured Texans would receive coverage.
  • CDF Associate Director Testified Before House of Representatives in Support of ACA

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    Children’s Defense Fund – Texas (CDF-Texas) Associate Director Laura Guerra-Cardus testified before a joint meeting of the Texas House of Representatives Insurance and Public Health Committees in support of the ACA.

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