Jonathan Saenz, Liberty Institute veteran Attorney and Legislative Director, will preside over new Texas focused effort.
AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 11, 2012 – Today, Liberty Institute announced the launch of Texas Values, a new Texas focused effort, dedicated to the preservation of Texas’ most precious values–faith, family, and freedom. Jonathan Saenz, who, since 2005, was an attorney and legislative director for Liberty Institute, will serve as President.
Texas Values is dedicated to preserving and advancing a culture of family values in the state of Texas. Texas Values actively stands for biblical, Judeo-Christian values by ensuring Texas is a state where religious liberty flourishes, families prosper, and every human life is valued.
“As a native Texan, I am blessed to lead the charge for this new, exciting venture and to be an outspoken voice for Texans on the foundational principals of faith, family and freedom at the Capitol and across the state,” said Saenz.
Even though Texas Values is a new name, its roots are deeply ingrained in Liberty Institute’s 40-year legacy of protecting religious freedom and strengthening families. Texas Values will continue Liberty Institute’s state-focused efforts, including public education of values issues and elections, policy research and legal analysis, grassroots mobilization and testimony before governmental bodies.
“I give Texas Values my full support. There is no more important cause than to protect Texans’ faith, family and freedom. I am confident that Texas Values will be among the strongest and most influential voices on these issues,” said Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford.
What others are saying about Texas Values:
“Texans across the state are alarmed at the growing attacks on our values and constitutional rights. Texas Values has answered the bell and I know my good friend Jonathan Saenz and his team are ready to help more Texans stand up for their rights and values.” Cathie Adams, President of Texas Eagle Forum
“A return to our most important values is what we desperately need in our state. Texas Values will lead this effort and for that they have my full support.” The Honorable Justice Raul A. Gonzalez, retired Justice Texas Supreme Court.
“Our culture in Texas is not immune to negative outside influences, and that’s why we need an effort that is focused on highlighting what’s right for Texans, and that is why I support Texas Values.” Pastor Ryan Rush of Bannockburn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.