About Texas Values: Our Mission & Vision
The Texas Values mission is to preserve and advance a culture of family values in the state of Texas.
The Texas Values vision is to stand for biblical, Judeo-Christian values by ensuring Texas is a state in which religious liberty flourishes, families prosper, and every human life is valued.
Texas Values promotes our core values of faith, family, and freedom in Texas through:
- Policy research
- Public education and standing for truth in the media
- Grassroots mobilization
- Voter education
- Reviewing legislation and providing legal analysis
- Testifying at the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and other governmental entities
Our History: 40 Years of Standing for Family Values
The Beginning: First Liberty Institute
In 1972, First Liberty Institute was founded under a different name as a small advocacy organization. It has spent the last four decades advancing the cause of faith, family, and religious freedom in the state of Texas.
In 2008, First Liberty opened an office just two blocks from the Texas Capitol, in an effort to expand its state focused efforts to protect freedoms and strengthen families. What began nearly 40 years ago has grown into the state’s most important pro-family organization and a national non-profit law firm exclusively dedicated to defending and restoring religious liberty across America.
Texas Values: A New Chapter
In 2012, a new organization was born out of First Liberty Institute to meet the growing challenge of holding firm to our Texas values of faith, family, and freedom. Building upon our successful, decades-long legacy of standing up for family values in our state, Texas Values will preserve and advance the values that matter most.
Through effective education, research and issue advocacy, Texas Values speaks up for faith, family, and freedom through public policy, grassroots mobilization, and by standing for the truth in media.
Texas Values operates as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the state family policy council (FPC) associated with Family Policy Alliance, a public-policy partner of Focus on the Family, and recognized by the Family Research Council.
Texas Values Action
In 2014, Texas Values Action was launched as the advocacy and legislative action arm of Texas Values. Texas Values Action operates as a 501(c)(4) non-profit lobbying and advocacy organization that directly advocates for faith, family, and freedom in the political arena. Texas Values Action shares in the Texas Values Mission and Vision.
Stand with Us
We defend our Texas values by informing, equipping, and activating individuals, families, and churches to help strengthen the culture of family values in Texas. To help defend our family values in Texas, donate today!