Texas Values Action Endorses Ted Cruz for President
December 14, 2015 – Texas Values Action proudly endorses Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States. Senator Cruz has established himself as a leader on the issues of faith, family, and freedom with an impressive track record of successful public service for constitutional rights and common sense Texas and American values.
Senator Cruz is a champion for religious liberty, having successfully defended the constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument that sits on the grounds of the Texas Capitol and the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. He filed a brief in support of the Kountze cheerleaders who created football banners with Bible verses, and when Houston pastors had their sermons subpoenaed by the Mayor of Houston, he immediately led the effort calling for the subpoenas to be withdrawn, including hosting a press conference in Houston. The Mayor of Houston withdrew the pastor subpoenas shortly thereafter. These are just a few of the many examples of Senator Cruz’s robust work in the area of religious liberty.
Senator Cruz is a champion for marriage between one man and one woman and has spoken out forcefully on the need to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous marriage decision. He has called for a constitutional amendment to restore the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman and has led efforts to protect the rights of people to exercise their beliefs about marriage without fear of government discrimination.
Senator Cruz has also been a tireless champion for life. He has led efforts to defend the ban on partial birth abortion at the U. S. Supreme Court, and he is currently leading efforts to defund Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer dollars and has co-sponsored legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“When it comes to the issues of faith, family and freedom, Senator Ted Cruz is the strongest candidate for President of the United States. Senator Cruz’s leadership and amazing track record on defending and championing religious liberty, marriage, and innocent human life is unmatched. I have been honored to work alongside Senator Cruz for nearly 10 years on a variety of important efforts, and I have seen his personal and professional dedication to these values shine through like no other individual in this race. Senator Ted Cruz is a proven champion of the values that matter most, and I know without a doubt that Senator Cruz is the best person to lead our country,” said Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values Action.
Texas Values Action is the largest statewide advocacy organization for religious liberty, marriage, and life. Texas Values Action has led the statewide effort to defeat Houston’s Proposition 1 Bathroom Ordinance – from testifying in the original city council hearings to standing with the Houston 5 Pastors who had their sermons subpoenaed to working on the ground in Houston leading up to the November vote. Texas Values Action was a part of every step that resulted in victory. Additionally, Texas Values Action led efforts this year to secure passage of Texas’ Pastor Protection Law and has led grassroots efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
We hope all Texans will join with Texas Values Action in supporting Sen. Ted Cruz for president and in supporting our mission to ensure that Texas is a state in which religious liberty flourishes, families prosper, and every human life is valued.
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About Texas Values Action
Texas Values Action is the advocacy and legislative action arm of Texas Values, the largest statewide non-profit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. Texas Values Action operates as a 501(c)(4) non-profit that directly advocates for faith, family, and freedom in the political arena. More information is available at txvaluesaction.org.