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State Board of Education curriculum delays will harm Latino students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 CONTACT: Christine Bolaños, [email protected], (512) 767-2978 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CURRICULUM DELAYS WILL HARM LATINO STUDENTS The Texas State Board of Education has delayed critical updates to social studies curriculum after a small but powerful group of conservative lawmakers and special interest groups claimed the proposed updates downplayed […]

Tell the SBOE to teach our children our real history

The Texas State Board of Education, SBOE, is responsible for updating social studies standards for Texas public schools. This will ensure that more young people, including Latinos, see themselves and their communities represented in social studies textbooks taught across the Lone Star State.  However, the SBOE delayed social studies updates after conservative lawmakers claimed recommended […]

We must teach the truth about the past to build a brighter future

Jolt Action believes every student deserves the most accurate and quality education we can give them, and that means teaching the truth about our history.  At Jolt, we celebrate our shared values as Texans from all walks of life. No matter where we come from, all Texans want the freedom to learn. We take pride […]

The Supreme Court ruling harms our health – help us push for a clean future

Join Jolt Action in calling for President Biden to protect our families from pollution and invest in clean energy solutions.  From the Gulf Coast to the Permian Basin, all Texans deserve to breathe clean air wherever we live, work and spend time with our families. We need sensible laws that protect our health and keep […]

Overturning of Roe v Wade is an attack on our human rights and dignity


Today the Supreme Court set us back 50 years by overturning Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 vote. The federal ruling protected a person’s right to legally get an abortion and now leaves individual states free to ban or drastically limit the right to a procedure that Americans have had since 1973.  Texas’ ‘trigger law’ […]

10 years later, DACA recipients’ futures hang in the balance

Juan Belman migrated from Mexico to Austin in 2003, and now he works as a program manager at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is one of 600,000 young migrants across the country who qualified for limited protection from deportation and authorization to work under former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) […]

Attack on trans children is a health crisis, but you can help

Texas lawmakers’ attack on the LGBTQ+ community, particularly trans children and their families, has shaken the community to its core by threatening its family foundation, its education, its safety, and even its health. Health care providers across Texas have restricted critical treatment to trans teens because of the fear of legal consequences and the threat […]

Call Sen. Cornyn to Demand Passage of Gun Safety Laws

Since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, there have been 311,000 children impacted by gun violence at 331 schools across the United States. The Robb Elementary School shooting that resulted in the death of 19 children and 2 teachers is the deadliest school shooting in Texas History. Since the May 24th tragedy, there have been […]