Governor Abbott called a special legislative session that began July 8. 2021. One of the 11 topics he declared to be addressed was an expansion of the new Texas law, HB 3979, that censors students and teachers in public schools. The expansion bill is Senate Bill 3. See what SB 3 would do (Español).

On July 15,  the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee heard SB 3, the Curriculum Whitewashing Bill, at the Texas Capitol. Individuals and organizations across the state traveled to Austin to testify. This video gallery showcases students who testified. The Texas Senate website has the full video with all testimony presented.

Learn more about how HB 3979 limits speech and engagement in Texas classrooms and community advocacy against SB3.

Also see testimony presentations by IDRA:

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