The 88th Texas Legislative Session is off and running! Every state legislative session, the Family Freedom Project (FFP) sends a team to Austin to work in the Texas Legislature with a laser focus on legislation that affects the right of families to raise their children.

This session, our team is focused on a Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment and a CPS omnibus bill, both of which were filed by Rep. James Frank. In addition to championing these bills, our team will work with the legislature to amend and promote legislation that ensures freedom for families

Our legislative team is also accompanied by a team of legislative interns who serve as state legislative analysts and lobbyists for Texas families. By researching, writing, and amending state legislation, our legislative interns promote family freedom and homeschooling. They garner support from state legislators and their staff, raise public awareness, and increase participation in the political process.

Meet Our Team

Jeremy Newman, JD VP of Policy & Engagement

Jeremy Newman, JD

Vice President of Policy & Engagement

Anita Scott, Director of Education Policy

Anita Scott

Director of Education Policy

Meagan Corser, Senior Policy Analyst

Meagan Corser

Senior Policy Analyst

Cecilia Wood, P.C. Appellate & Legislative Counsel

Cecilia Wood, P.C.

Appellate & Legislative Counsel

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Stephen Howsley

Education Lobbyist

Legislative Interns

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Kara Simmons

Wyatt Henry

Meg Aerni

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Luke Castle

Remote Intern

Senior Fellows

Our Senior Fellows provide us expert feedback and analysis on legislation within their area of specialization.

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Honorable John Schmude

Senior Fellow, Family Law Policy, Child Protective Services, & Constitutional Issues

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Chris Branson

Senior Fellow, Child Protective Services

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Jim Pikl

Senior Fellow, Appellate Law, Civil Rights Defense, & Constitutional Issues

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