Network of Texas Organizations Fights for Medicaid Expansion

“The Network of Texas Organizations, convened 200 leaders from various faith traditions on the steps of the Capitol to call on Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature to expand Medicaid.

Religious leaders and clergy from throughout the state gathered at the north entrance the Capitol to rally in support of Medicaid expansion” not just once, but twice.

Weeks later, leaders joined “hundreds on the front steps of the Capitol.”  Willie Bennett, along with 45 other Dallas Area Interfaith leaders, turned up for the march that snaked down Congress Avenue and up to the Capitol.  Bennett reported that more than 3,000 individuals and 38 institutions had signed up in favor of Medicaid expansion” by that time.

“Anderson and her 66-year-old mother, Martha Anderson, were among about 60 Tarrant County residents who gathered at the St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Fort Worth … for the 200-mile bus trip to Austin. The trip was organized by the Allied Communities of Tarrant (ACT)” in coordination with the Network of Texas Organizations, including Austin Interfaith, The Border Organization, EPISO, Border Interfaith, TMO, WIN, WTOS, Valley Interfaith and COPS / Metro Alliance.

[Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa, Texas Tribune]

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