The Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund) provides emotional and financial support to people who are seeking abortion care.
Starting in 2015, NIRH partnered with the TEA Fund to develop a public awareness campaign, including a partnership with the local arts community, on the need for public funding of abortion care, while building relationships with local leaders to explore passage of an abortion coverage resolution.
In 2017, NIRH worked with the Lilith Fund, Avow, Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund, and West Fund on a coordinated effort to implement a cohesive, multi-city strategy to advance abortion access and build grassroots power on the local level. They expanded their #ReproPowerTX Campaign, which puts forth local proactive policy agendas for reproductive freedom grounded in research and community input, by launching a policy agenda in El Paso and hosted Local Repro Days of Action in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and Houston to center the stories of people who have had abortions. Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund (Dallas, TX) partnered with Texas Freedom Network (TFN) to create a progressive pro-choice agenda for Dallas. Building on the format used for the #ReproPowerTX agenda for Houston, TEA Fund developed a Dallas agenda that includes items to develop important cross-movement relationships. The agenda is a first step in supporting abortion access as a part of an overall progressive agenda, and will build key relationships to improve TEA Fund’s power when engaging with local officials. TEA Fund also engaged in an ongoing creative arts campaign to challenge abortion stigma.
NIRH currently works with the Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund as part of a cohort of organizations in Texas on a long-term proactive abortion policy and culture shift project to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion.