January 2016 Newsletter

2017 Symposium: Award nominations open through Friday, March 10 

Do you know an exceptional individual and/or community partner that has made remarkable contributions to the field of adolescent health and teen pregnancy prevention in Texas? If so, the Texas Campaign welcomes your nominations for our 2017 David C. Wiley Award and our Inaugural 2017 Community Partner Award. Recipients will be honored at the 6th Annual Symposium, scheduled for March 29-31, 2017. Nominations are due Friday, March 10.

New Polling Data Shows Widespread Bipartisan Support for Federal Funding for Contraception and Sexual Health Information

The latest poll from  The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy  shows that 85% of adults (including 75% of Republicans and 84% of Democrats) support current federal efforts to prevent teen pregnancy through evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).  While these numbers may not be a surprise to you, we need to remind members of Congress about the value of these programs, and the broad public support they enjoy. Texas receives more than 8 million dollars a year in federal support under these programs, therefore, it is essential that we keep up the drumbeat to protect ongoing funding for these programs.

Molly Clayton joins Texas Campaign

Molly Clayton is responsible for creating and managing a sustainable development strategy for the Texas Campaign. Prior to this role, she served as the first Executive Director of the Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (TXPOST), a nonprofit statewide network dedicated to increasing the quality and availability of after-school and summer learning opportunities for Texas youth. Molly has also served as the Vice President of Statewide Initiatives for United Ways of Texas, managing efforts to address education, family financial stability, and disaster recovery issues. Her background includes 12 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, consulting, and business administration. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Manchester in the UK and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. Molly can be reached at Molly@txcampaign.org
Lorraine Garcia joins Texas Campaign

Lorraine Garcia is from Pampa, a small town in the Texas Panhandle. After interning for the City of San Antonio, she found her passion for activism and empowering minority voices. She received her BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was deeply involved in various clubs and organizations. Upon graduation in 2014, she moved back to Texas to gain some hands-on experience in community work, serving Latinx communities. After organizing in South Dallas, she moved to Austin where she gained first-hand experience at the Texas Capitol. An avid supporter of women's rights, Lorraine then served as the Development Coordinator at Annie's List before joining the team at the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Lorraine can be reached at Lorraine@txcampaign.org.
Need resources? Look no further...

Whether you need information on healthy relationships, having 'the talk', STI prevention, accessing effective contraception, or other adolescent-health related topics, we've got you covered. Below is a list of organizational links that provides information on these topics and more. 

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