Who We Are

We are a coalition of organizations that understands and values the importance of the Texas Citizens Participation Act. We urge the Texas Legislature to uphold its commitment to all Texans to protect their First Amendment constitutional rights.

Coalition Members

Organizations

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Society of News Editors
  • Association of Alternative Newsmedia
  • AXIS Insurance Company
  • Better Business Bureaus of Central Texas
  • The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston & South Texas
  • Common Cause
  • Earth Rights International
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Fox Television Stations, LLC
  • Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
  • GlassDoor
  • Graham Media
  • Grassroots America
  • Gray Television
  • Greenpeace International
  • Hearst Publications
  • Institute for Justice
  • KAVU Victoria
  • KRGV Rio Grande Valley
  • KRIS Corpus Christi
  • KTRK/abc13News
  • KVIA-TV
  • KXXV Waco
  • League of Women Voters
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • Mutual Insurance Company Ltd. Of Bermuda
  • National Coalition Against Censorship
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • NBC/Telemundo
  • News Media Alliance
  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group
  • NW Communications of Texas, Inc., on behalf of stations KDFW FOX 4 and KDFI
  • NW Communications of Austin, Inc., on behalf of KTBC FOX 7
  • Online News Association
  • PEN America
  • Protect the Protest
  • Public Citizen
  • Public Participation Project
  • R Street Institute
  • Radio Television Digital News Association
  • Ramar Communications Lubbock
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
  • Society for Professional Journalists
  • TEGNA Inc.
  • Texas Association of Broadcasters
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment & TCE Fund
  • Texas Press Association
  • The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Tribune Broadcasting
  • TripAdvisor
  • Univision
  • USA Today
  • Yelp Inc.

Graham Media

  • KPRC-Houston
  • KSAT-San Antonio

NBC/Telemundo
  • KEYE-Austin
  • KEYU, KFDA -Amarillo
  • KGNS-Laredo
  • KLTV-Tyler−Longview
  • KTAB-Abilene
  • KTLE, KWES-Odessa−Midland
  • KVTX-Victoria
  • KXTQ-Lubbock
  • KXXV-Waco
Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
  • KXAN, KNVA, KBVO-Austin
  • KVEO-Harlingen / Weslaco / Brownsville / McAllen
  • KTSM-El Paso
  • KYLE, KWKT-Waco / Temple / Bryan
  • KETK, KFXK, KTPN-Tyler / Longview
  • KAMR, KCIT, KCPN-Amarillo
  • KMID, KPEJ-Midland / Odessa
  • KLBK, KAMC-Lubbock
  • KFDX, KJTL, KJBO-Wichita Falls
  • KTAB, KRBC-Abilene
  • KSAN, KLST-San Angelo
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
  • KTXS-Abilene Sweetwater
  • KTES-LD-Abilene Sweetwater
  • KVII-Amarillo
  • KVIH-Amarillo
  • KEYE-Austin
  • KBTV-Beaumont-Port Arthur
  • KFDM-Beaumont-Port Arthur
  • KTOV-Corpus Christi
  • KSCC-Corpus Christi
  • KFOX-El Paso
  • KDBC-El Paso
  • KGBT-Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen
  • KTXE-San Angelo
  • KABB-San Antonio
  • WOAI-San Antonio
  • KMYS-San Antonio
TEGNA Inc.
  • KXVA-Abilene
  • KVUE-Austin
  • KBMT-Beaumont
  • KJAC-Beaumont
  • KAGS-College Station
  • KIII-Corpus Christi
  • KFAA-Dallas
  • KHOU-Houston
  • KWES-Midland Odessa
  • KIDY-San Angelo
  • KENS-San Antonio
  • KYTX-Tyler
  • KCEN-Waco

Newspapers

  • Abernathy Advocate
  • Abilene Reporter-News
  • Aledo, The Community News
  • Alpine Avalanche
  • Alvin Sun
  • Amarillo Globe News
  • Anahuac Progress
  • Andrews County Newss
  • Aransas Pass Progress
  • Archer City, Archer County News
  • Athens Daily Review
  • Atlanta Citizens Journal
  • Austin American Statesman
  • Azle News
  • Baird Banner
  • Bandera Bulletin
  • Bay City Tribune
  • Baytown Sun
  • Beaumont Enterprise
  • Beeville Bee-Picayune
  • Beeville Publishing Co.
  • Big Lake Wildcat
  • Big Spring Herald
  • Blanco County News
  • Boerne Star
  • Borger News-Herald
  • Bowie News
  • Breckenridge American
  • Brenham Banner-Press
  • Brookshire Times-Tribune
  • Brownfield News
  • Brownsville Herald
  • Bryan-College Station, The Eagle
  • Burkburnett Informer Star
  • Burnet Bulletin
  • Caldwell, Burleson County Tribune
  • Cameron Herald
  • Canton Herald
  • Carrizo Springs Javelin
  • Carthage, The Panola Watchman
  • Castro County News
  • Castroville News Bulletin
  • Cedar Park, Hill Country News
  • Center, The Light and Champion
  • Clarendon Enterprise
  • Clay County Leader
  • Cleburne Times Review
  • Cleveland Advocate
  • Clifton Record
  • Clute, The Facts
  • Clyde Journal
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice
  • Columbus, Colorado County Citizen
  • Conroe, The Courier
  • Coppell Citizens’ Advocate
  • Corpus Christi Caller-Times
  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • County Star News (Shamrock)
  • Crockett, Houston County Courier
  • Cross Plains Review
  • Daily Court Review
  • Daingerfield, The Steel Country Bee
  • Dalhart Texan
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Decatur, Wise County Messenger
  • Del Rio News Herald
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • Dimmitt, Castro County News
  • Dublin Citizen
  • East Bernard Express
  • Eden Echo
  • Edna, Jackson County Herald-Tribune
  • El Campo Leader-News
  • El Paso Times
  • Eldorado Success
  • Elgin Courier
  • Emory, Rains County Leader
  • Fairfield Recorder
  • Falfurrias Facts
  • Farmersville Times
  • Farwell, State Line Tribune
  • Fayette County Record
  • Floresville, Wilson County News
  • Forney Messenger
  • Fort Bend Herald
  • Fort Davis, Jeff Davis Co. Mountain Dispatch
  • Fort Stockton Pioneer
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Franklin Advocate
  • Franklin News Weekly
  • Fredericksburg Standard Radio/Post
  • Friendswood Journal
  • Friendswood Reporter News
  • Gainesville Daily Register
  • Gatehouse Media
  • Gatesville Messenger
  • Georgetown, Williamson County Sun
  • Giddings News & Times
  • Gladewater Mirror
  • Goliad/Refugio, Advance-Guard Press
  • Gonzales Inquirer
  • Granbury, Hood County News
  • Grand Saline Sun
  • Granite Printing
  • Greenville, Herald-Banner
  • Groesbeck Journal
  • Halletsville Tribune-Signal
  • Harlingen, Valley Morning Star
  • Hartman Newspapers
  • Haskell Star
  • Hays Free Press
  • Hearne, Robertson County News
  • Henderson Daily News
  • Henderson News
  • Henrietta, Clay County Leader
  • Herald-Banner (Greenville)
  • Hereford Brand
  • Hondo Anvil Herald
  • Hood County News
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Houston Daily Court Review
  • Huntsville Item
  • Idalou Beacon
  • Ingleside Index
  • Ingram, West Kerr Current
  • Jacksboro Herald-Gazette
  • Jackson County Herald-Tribune
  • Jacksonville Daily Progress
  • Jasper Newsboy
  • Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch
  • Johnson City Record-Courier
  • Katy Times
  • Kaufman Herald
  • Kenedy, The Karnes Countywide
  • Kerens Tribune
  • Kerrville Daily Times
  • Kilgore News Herald
  • Killeen Daily Herald
  • Kingsville Record & Bishop News
  • Kyle, Hays Free Press
  • La Grange, Fayette County Record
  • Lamb County Leader-News
  • Lamesa Press-Reporter
  • Laredo Morning Times
  • Levelland & Hockley County News-Press
  • Lexington Leader
  • Liberty Vindicator
  • Lindale News & Times
  • Linden, Cass County Sun
  • Lindsay Letter
  • Littlefield, Lamb County Leader-News
  • Live Oak, The Progress
  • Livingston, Polk County Enterprise
  • Llano News
  • Local Community News (San Antonio)
  • Longview News-Journal
  • Lubbock Avalanche Journal
  • Luling Newsboy and Signal
  • Lytle Leader News
  • Lytle, Media Valley Times
  • M. Roberts Media
  • Mabank Monitor
  • Madisonville Meteor
  • Malakoff, The News
  • Marble Falls, The Highlander
  • Marfa, Big Bend Sentinel
  • Marlin Democrat
  • Marshall News-Messenger
  • Mart Messenger
  • Martin County Messenger
  • Mason County News
  • McAllen, The Monitor
  • Meridian Tribune
  • Mexia News
  • Midland Reporter-Telegram
  • Midlothian Monitor
  • Mineola, Wood County Monitor
  • Mineral Wells Index
  • Mission, Progress Times
  • Moulton Eagle
  • Mount Pleasant Tribune
  • Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
  • Muenster Enterprise
  • Murphy Monitor
  • Nacogdoches, The Daily Sentinel
  • Navasota Examiner
  • New Boston, Bowie County Citizens Tribune
  • New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
  • Nocona News
  • O’Donnell Index-Press
  • Odessa American
  • Orange Leader
  • Paducah Post
  • Palacios Beacon
  • Palestine Herald-Press
  • Panola Watchman
  • Park Cities News
  • Pasadena Citizen
  • Pearland Journal
  • Pearland Reporter News
  • Pearsall, Frio Nueces Current
  • Pilot Point Post-Signal
  • Pittsburg Gazette
  • Plainview Daily Herald
  • Pleasanton Express
  • Port Lavaca Wave
  • Presidio, The International
  • Princeton Herald
  • Quinlan-Tawakoni News
  • Rains County Leader
  • Ralls, Crosby County News
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Rockdale Reporter
  • Rocksprings Record
  • Rocksprings, The Texas Mohair Weekly
  • Rockwall Herald-Banner
  • Rosebud News
  • Rosenberg, Fort Bend Herald
  • Royse City Herald-Banner
  • Sachse News
  • San Angelo Standard-Times
  • San Antonio Express-News
  • San Antonio, Local Community News
  • San Marcos Daily Record
  • San Saba News & Star
  • Sealy News
  • Seguin Gazette
  • Seminole Sentinel
  • Shamrock, County Star News
  • Shepherd, San Jacinto Times
  • Shiner Gazette
  • Silsbee Bee
  • Sinton, The News of San Patricio County
  • Slaton Slatonite
  • Snyder Daily News
  • Sonora, Devil’s River News
  • South Plains Printing
  • Spearman, Hansford Co. Reporter-Statesman
  • Springtown Epigraph
  • Spur, The Texas Spur
  • Stamford Star
  • Stanton, Martin County Messenger
  • State Line Tribune
  • Sulphur Springs News-Telegram
  • Sweetwater Reporter
  • Swisher County News (Tulia)
  • Taylor Press
  • Teague Chronicle
  • Temple Daily Telegram
  • Terrell Tribune
  • Texas City, The Post Newspaper
  • The Albany News
  • The Booker News
  • The Bridgeport Index
  • The Canadian Record
  • The Centerville News
  • The Chico Texan
  • The Comanche Chief
  • The Comfort News
  • The Commerce Journal
  • The Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches)
  • The Dripping Springs Century-News
  • The Eagle (Bryan-College Station)
  • The Facts (Clute/Lake Jackson/Freeport/Angleton)
  • The Galveston County Daily News
  • The Graham Leader
  • The Jewett Messenger
  • The Karnes Countywide
  • The Light and Champion (Center)
  • The Lufkin Daily News
  • The McGregor Mirror & Crawford Sun
  • The Monitor (McAllen)
  • The News of San Patricio County
  • The Ozona Stockman
  • The Pampa News
  • The Paris News
  • The Port Arthur News
  • The Post Newspaper (Texas City)
  • The Progress (Live Oak & McMullen counties) Advance-Guard Press (Goliad & Refugio counties)
  • The Rockport Pilot
  • The Texas Mohair Weekly
  • The Wimberley View
  • Thorndale Champion
  • Three Rivers, The Progress
  • Timpson, East Texas Press
  • Trenton Tribune
  • Trinity County News Standard
  • Tulia, Swisher County News
  • Tyler Morning Telegraph
  • Uvalde Leader News
  • Valley Morning Star
  • Vernon Daily Record
  • Victoria Advocate
  • Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Waxahachie Daily Light
  • Weatherford Democrat
  • Webster, Bay Area Citizen
  • West Kerr Current (Ingram)
  • Wharton Journal-Spectator
  • White Oak Independent
  • Whitesboro News-Record
  • Wichita Falls Times-Record-News
  • Williamson County Sun
  • Wills Point Chronicle
  • Wills Point, Van Zandt News
  • Wilson County News (Floresville)
  • Wise County Messenger
  • Wood County Monitor
  • Woodville, Tyler County Booster
  • Wylie News
  • Yoakum Herald-Times
  • Yorktown News-View

Out of State Newspapers

  • Apalachicola Times (Florida)
  • Crestview News Bulletin (Florida)
  • Daytona Beach News Journal (Florida)
  • Destin Log (Florida)
  • Ft. Walton Beach, Northwest Florida Daily News (Florida)
  • Holmes County Advertiser (Florida)
  • Jacksonville, Florida Times-Union (Florida)
  • Palm Beach Daily News (Florida)
  • Panama City News Herald (Florida)
  • Port St. Joe, The Star (Florida)
  • Santa Rosa Beach, Santa Rosa Press Gazette (Florida)
  • Walton Sun (Florida)
  • Washington County News (Florida)
  • West Palm Beach, The Palm Beach Post (Florida)

Individuals

  • Stephen and Pat Henry
  • Alvin and Linda Holley

USA Today Network Newspapers

USA TODAY
  • (AL) The Montgomery Advertiser
  • (AZ) AZCentral.com, Phoenix
  • (AR) The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home
  • (CA) The Desert Sun, Palm Springs
  • (CA) Redding Record Searchlight
  • (CA) The Salinas Californian
  • (CA) Tulare Advance-Register
  • (CA) Ventura County Star, Camarillo
  • (CA) Visalia Times-Delta
  • (CA) ReachLocal
  • (CO) Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • (DE) DelawareOnline.com, Wilmington
  • (FL) Florida Today, Brevard County
  • (FL) Indian River Press Journal (Treasure Coast Newspapers - Vero Beach)
  • (FL) Naples Daily News
  • (FL) The News-Press, Fort Myers
  • (FL) PNJ.com, Pensacola
  • (FL) The Stuart News (Treasure Coast Newspapers)
  • (FL) The St. Lucie News-Tribune (Treasure Coast Newspapers, Fort Pierce)
  • (FL) Tallahassee Democrat
  • (FL) Golfweek
  • (IN) Evansville Courier & Press
  • (IN) IndyStar.com, Indianapolis
  • (IN) JCOnline.com, Lafayette
  • (IN) The Star Press, Muncie
  • (IN) Palladium-Item, Richmond
  • (IA) The Des Moines Register
  • (IA) Iowa City Press-Citizen
  • (KY) The Courier-Journal, Louisville
  • (KY) The Gleaner (Henderson)
  • (KY) The Kentucky Enquirer, Fort Mitchell (LA) The Town Talk, Alexandria
  • (LA) The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette
  • (LA) The News-Star, Monroe
  • (LA) Daily World, Opelousas
  • (LA) The Times, Shreveport
  • (LA) The Town Talk, Alexandria
  • (MD) The Daily Times, Salisbury
  • (MI) Battle Creek Enquirer
  • (MI) Detroit Free Press
  • (MI) Lansing State Journal
  • (MI) Daily Press & Argus, Livingston County
  • (MI) Times Herald, Port Huron
  • (MI) Michigan.com
  • (MN) St. Cloud Times
  • (MS) Hattiesburg American
  • (MS) The Clarion-Ledger
  • (MO) Springfield News-Leader, Springfield
  • (MT) Great Falls Tribune
  • (NV) Reno-Gazette-Journal
  • (NJ) APP.com, Asbury Park
  • (NJ) The Record, Bergen County
  • (NJ) Courier News, Bridgewater
  • (NJ) Courier-Post, Cherry Hill
  • (NJ) Home News Tribune, East Brunswick
  • (NJ) Daily Record, Morristown
  • (NJ) The Daily Journal, Vineland
  • (NJ) Herald News, Woodland Park
  • (NM) Alamogordo Daily News
  • (NM) Carlsbad Current-Argus
  • (NM) The Daily Times, Farmington
  • (NM) Deming Headlight
  • (NM) Las Cruces Sun-News
  • (NM) Silver City Sun-News
  • (NY) PressConnects.com, Binghamton
  • (NY) Star-Gazette, Elmira
  • (NY) The Ithaca Journal
  • (NY) Poughkeepsie Journal
  • (NY) Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester
  • (NY) LoHud.com, Westchester County
  • (NC) Asheville Citizen-Times
  • (OH) Media Network of Central Ohio
  • (OH) Telegraph-Forum, Bucyrus
  • (OH) Chillicothe Gazette
  • (OH) Cincinnati.com
  • (OH) Coshocton Tribune
  • (OH) The News-Messenger, Fremont
  • (OH) Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
  • (OH) Mansfield News Journal
  • (OH) The Marion Star
  • (OH) The Advocate, Newark
  • (OH) News Herald, Port Clinton
  • (OH) Times Recorder, Zanesville
  • (OR) Statesman Journal, Salem
  • (PA) Chambersburg Public Opinion
  • (PA) Hanover Evening Sun
  • (PA) Lebanon Daily News
  • (PA) York Daily Record
  • (SC) The Anderson Independent-Mail
  • (SC) GreenvilleOnline.com
  • (SD) Argus Leader, Sioux Falls
  • (TN) The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
  • (TN) The Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • (TN) The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville
  • (TN) The Jackson Sun
  • (TN) The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro
  • (TN) The Tennessean, Nashville
  • (UT) The Spectrum, St. George
  • (VT) The Burlington Free Press
  • (VA) The News Leader, Staunton
  • (WA) Kitsap Sun (Bremerton)
  • (WI) The Post-Crescent, Appleton
  • (WI) The Reporter, Fond du Lac
  • (WI) Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • (WI) Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc
  • (WI) Marshfield News Herald
  • (WI) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • (WI) Oshkosh Northwestern
  • (WI) The Sheboygan Press
  • (WI) Stevens Point Journal
  • (WI) Wausau Daily Herald
  • (WI) The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids
Boone Newspapers (Out of state) Alabama
  • The Andalusia Star-News
  • The Atmore Advance
  • The Demopolis Times
  • The Brewton Standard
  • The Clanton Advertiser
  • Franklin County Times
  • The Greenville Advocate
  • The Butler Express
  • Butler County News
  • The Lowndes Signal
  • Luverne Journal
  • Hartselle Enquirer
  • Madison County Record
  • The Selma Times-Journal
  • The Shelby County Reporter
  • The Alabaster Reporter
  • The Pelham Reporter
  • Helena Reporter
  • Alexander City Outlook
  • The Dadeville Record
  • The Wetumpka Herald
  • The Eclectic Observer
  • Elmore County Living
  • The Tallassee Tribune
  • The Messenger
  • The Valley Times-News
Georgia
  • Americus Times-Recorder
  • The Cordele Dispatch
  • The LaGrange Daily News
  • LaGrange Living
  • The Post Searchlight
  • The Valley Times-News
Kentucky
  • The (Danville) Advocate-Messenger
  • The Winchester Sun
  • The Jessamine Journal
  • The Interior Journal
  • The State Journal
  • Harlan Daily Enterprise
  • Middlesboro Daily News
  • Claiborne Progress
Louisiana
  • Bogalusa Daily News
  • L’Observateur
Michigan
  • The Leader
  • The Niles Daily Star
  • Cassopolis Vigilant
  • Dowagiac Daily News
  • Edwardsburg Argus
Minnesota
  • The Albert Lea Tribune
  • The Austin Daily Herald
  • The (Fergus Falls) Daily Journal
Mississippi
  • The Panolian
  • The Daily Leader
  • The Prentiss Headlight
  • The Natchez Democrat
  • The Oxford Eagle
  • The Picayune Item
  • Picayune Living
  • The Poplarville Democrat
  • The Vicksburg Post
North Carolina
  • The Stanly News and Press
  • The Coastland Times
  • Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald
  • The Salisbury Post
  • The Clemmons Courier
  • The Davie County Enterprise Record
  • Tryon Daily Bulletin
  • Washington Daily News
Ohio
  • The Ironton Tribune
Tennessee
  • Elizabethton Star
  • Claiborne Progress
  • Middlesboro Daily News
Virginia
  • The Farmville Herald
  • The Charlotte Gazette
  • The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch
  • Suffolk News-Herald
  • The Tidewater News

What Can You Do?

Join the coalition or reach out to the members of the House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence committee to let them know that Texans oppose HB 2730/SB 2162.