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As our state’s economy thrives and our population booms, Texas families and communities face new threats to their physical and financial safety. On the road, on the job, and in the home, Texans are looking for meaningful protections and strong accountability measures. So, priority one for lawmakers should be to adopt common sense steps to put the safety of Texas families and small business owners first.

Fight for a Safe Texas

The freedom to raise a family, build a business, and thrive in the Texas economy is only possible if our citizens’ physical and financial safety is protected. Tell your legislator to put families and businesses first by adopting common sense policies that protect our roads, homes, and businesses.

Latest from Safety

  • "Patient Death Act" Passes U.S. House

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday 218-210 in favor of H.R. 1215, more aptly referred to as the Patient Death Act. The bill puts road blocks in the way of justice for injured patients and their families and greatly reduces accountability for unsafe hospitals and incompetent doctors. We've tried restrictive laws like this in Texas, and the results have been tragic for patients. 

  • Texas Watch Supports the Military Consumer Protection Act

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    A group of U.S. Senators are taking important steps to better protect members of the military and their families from abusive financial practices. The Military Consumer Protection Act would allow for greater enforcement of protections designed to ease financial burdens on servicemembers during periods of military service.

    Texas Watch has joined a group of national and state organizations supporting the important consumer legislation. 

  • Protect Children. Punish Predators. Oppose the Immunity Amendment to HB 5

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    HB 5 seeks to improve the foster care system. But a dangerous immunity amendment tacked on in the Senate would give immunity to private contractors that make placement decisions. If they negligently place these children in the hands of predators, these private entities should face full accountability. Immunity only leads to danger. Keep kids safe. Oppose this immunity amendment.