Texas Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Wednesday - April 14

The latest local Houston/Dallas/Austin/San Antonio area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

"Some of my friends have still not bounced back to pre-freeze stability. My coworkers have told stories of how their neighbors or family friends froze to death in their own homes. The freeze was 2 months ago and many Texans have still not recovered." - CLP Fellow Jeremy Fleming

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Week of the Young Child continues...On Work Together Wednesday, get together and build something! 💪

When children build together, they explore math & science concepts and develop their social & early literacy skills. #woyc21 #ECE #ECEMatters

"Women are inundated with phrases that demean their bodies — like 'inhospitable womb,' 'lazy ovary,' and 'incompetent cervix' — and place blame squarely on their shoulders." https://t.co/apMingyqx2

The pandemic’s impact on remote instruction in our public schools requires that we adopt good policy moving forward. HB 1468 by Rep Keith Bell empowers schools to innovate using remote instruction while creating a thoughtful and responsible structure. #TxLege #TxEd

Congratulations, Janice, on your national arts award! https://t.co/IPnuoM8Prc

In @communityartsed’s series, Thriving Better Together: Creative Aging & Resilience, practitioners like CA's Christie Jean-Jacques will share tools to address isolation & create resilient communities for older adults thru creativity. Learn more & register: https://t.co/fswmy8nKvk

Timothy’s feathered friends at Lory Landing got in on the birthday action too! Some of them even had a little dance party! 🎉🎉🎉

Love delicious seafood and giving back to your community? Join us at @HalfShells - Snider Plaza on May 4 between 11 a.m.-10 p.m.! 15 percent of all sales will go directly to Rainbow Days.
RSVP here: https://t.co/tuazTj6UKQ

Yes! TX House passes #HB133 on a 116-29 vote.

It allows TX moms to stay enrolled in their Medicaid health insurance for 12 months after pregnancy.

Great work @RepToniRoseTX, @DadePhelan & many others supporting the bill.

Final House vote tomorrow, then to the Senate! #TXlege

Boom! Texas House passed #HB290, supporting health coverage for kids.

Congrats to @DadePhelan, @CortezPhilip, @RepJamesFrank and the other legislators who got us this far.

Let's take care of the 3rd reading vote tomorrow and get it to the Governor's desk! #TXlege

TONIGHT! Don't miss it! https://t.co/SBg1Y66PyG

Although women make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, they continue to earn significantly less than men in comparable jobs. Through our financial stability initiative, United Way THRIVE, we support women in their efforts to achieve a better life for themselves & their families.

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.@EconGrowth discusses the tools the United States should use to directly address the push factors in Central America that are leading to the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Check it out: https://t.co/Q2cv04DvhP

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