Today, American Principles Project (APP) announced the launch of its first state chapter: APP Texas. The new project aims to advocate on behalf of Texas families and hold state leaders accountable on issues of special importance to the family, including opposing the imposition of critical race theory and gender ideology in schools, protecting children from the scourge of online pornography, and ending experimental “sex changes” on children.
To begin this effort, APP is also launching today a new digital ad urging Gov. Greg Abbott to protect a fair playing field for female athletes in collegiate sports. H.B. 25, which Abbott signed into law last month, only prohibits biological males from competing in girls’ sports in K-12 athletics but not college. As part of APP’s engagement in the state, we will be urging Gov. Abbott to call a special session to pass a women’s sports 2.0 bill.
APP President Terry Schilling released the following statement outlining the project’s vision:
“Over the last decade, American Principles Project has become the premier organization defending the family in national politics. However, while anti-family attacks often originate in Washington, there are also many threats that come from the state level. For some time now, we’ve been hearing alarming reports from our Texas allies about dangerous trends in the Lone Star State. So at their urging, we’ve decided to open our first state chapter to ensure the interests of families are effectively represented in Austin.
“Texas is a critical state for our movement. If pro-family forces lose Texas, the rest of the country will not be far behind. Therefore, we must make our stand here to ensure the state remains a stronghold of freedom and a refuge for families. We look forward in the coming months to joining with all concerned Texans to fight on behalf of families and hold Texas state leaders accountable to their most important constituency.”
New APP Texas Director Chris Hopper also released the following statement:
“As a lifelong Texan and pro-family advocate, I’m thrilled to be joining with APP to advance the interests of our state’s families. Texas sets the standard for the country in so many ways, but unfortunately, our leaders don’t always take the needs of families into account in their decisions. That has to change, and I’m excited to be at the forefront of this growing movement as we work to cement Texas’ status as the best state for raising a family.”