For Immediate Release: October 2, 2012
Contact: Marc Campos
713-861-2244 ·marc@camposcommunications.com


Texas Freedom Network Endorses Traci Jensen for SBOE

HOUSTON –Traci Jensen, candidate for State Board of Education (SBOE), District 6, was endorsed yesterday by the Texas Freedom Network (TFN).  In a letter to Jensen informing her of their endorsement, TFN said “thank you again for your support for religious freedom, civil liberties and strong public schools.”

In a letter to TFN members and supporters, TFN said:

“We hope our endorsements not only help you to make informed decisions at the ballot box, but also inspire you to help the campaigns of those candidates for office who truly support the ideals we all share: a commitment to religious freedom, individual liberties and strong public schools.”

 “I am grateful to receive the support of the Texas Freedom Network,” said Jensen.  “For the past seventeen years, TFN has led the effort to take on a politically-motivated SBOE who continue to abuse their power. The language arts, science and social studies curricula are examples of the board’s dismissal of educators and experts’ judgments in order to propel their own right wing ideology” added Jensen.

 “TFN’s endorsement is highly valued in that it expands our growing campaign as we work to bring respectability to Texas education, end divisive rhetoric and put ALL Texas school children ahead of politics and ideology,” continued Jensen.

See Traci Jensenís TFN Voter Guide Responses Here.

The Texas Freedom Network (www.tfn.org ) is a nonpartisan organization of community and religious leaders who advocate a mainstream agenda of religious freedom, individual liberties and strong public schools. Founded in 1995, the TFN is a grassroots organization of more than 50,000 religious and community leaders.  Based in Austin, the Texas Freedom Network acts as the state’s watchdog, monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the Texas State Board of Education.

Traci Jensen has been an educator in the Houston Area for 20 years. Her focus has been to improve public education for all students. She has worked in Aldine ISD as a classroom teacher. She also has experience in Alief, Aldine, Spring Branch, Houston, Katy, and Cy-Fair schools working with future educators. Jensen has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Social Studies Education, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

Traci Jensen has also been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund, Inc., the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Harris County AFL-CIO which includes the Houston Federation of Teachers, the largest educational organization in the area,   the Katy Democrats, and the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats.

Early Voting begins on Monday, October 22 and ends on Friday, November 2. Election Day is on Tuesday, November. 6.

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