Thank you for supporting our education advocacy efforts throughout the 85th Legislative Session. Our nine-item legislative agenda was determined and set by the Early Matters Dallas Policy Committee, a group of over 40 individuals from 23 organizations with varying areas of expertise in early childhood education and wellness, through regular meetings and the formation of targeted working groups to identify areas of need and surrounding policies.
Despite a fiscally tight and politically combative session, several our top priorities successfully moved through both chambers of the legislature and received Governor Abbott’s signature to become law. Without your enduring support, none of this would have been possible.
On this page, you will find summaries of Early Matters Dallas’ legislative priorities and details on how they fared during the session.