University Distances Itself from TAB’s Unauthorized Use of Student Data

Feb 21, 2017

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The Texas Association of Business is again in trouble on the bathroom privacy issue.

In a letter, St. Edward’s University (SEU) claimed a Texas Association of Business’ (TAB’s) political attack on the Texas Privacy Act (Senate Bill 6) resulted in “serious misconceptions” as TAB engaged in unauthorized use of SEU student classroom research data in order to support their political agenda of allowing men in little girls’ bathrooms.

Said Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values:

“The Texas Association of Business has brought shame to St. Edward’s University for its own desperate political gains. If it were up to me, TAB should be banned indefinitely from having any contact with St. Edward’s students.”

The student research findings were “… not intended to be, and should not have been used as, the platform for a political advocacy campaign,” according to the letter – a response by SEU’s business school to an inquiry from Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano).

Rep. Shaheen said in a press release:

“TAB should apologize and explain to Texans why they’re supporting an extreme agenda that would violate Texans’ privacy and could expose businesses to countless new local regulations that are bad for business and bad for privacy.”

TAB’s political attack piece on SB 6 was rated “Mostly False” by the Austin American-Statesman’s PolitiFact staff on Feb. 3.

The Texas Privacy Act, SB 6, protects the dignity and privacy of all Texans in intimate facilities in schools and government buildings. The bill defends private businesses from local government laws dictating restroom, locker room, and changing area policies. Support continues to grow including large and statewide organizations such as Concerned Women of America of Texas, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Texas Eagle Forum, Northeast Tarrant Tea Party, Dripping Springs ISD parents, Stand for Fort Worth, and many more.

About Texas Values

Texas Values is a nonprofit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. More information is available at txvalues.org.

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