We’re Hiring in Texas!

March 1, 2023

By Jon Cohen and Lanie Cohen

We have good news and bad news to share with you. First, the bad: the politicians who pledged to protect the rights of all Texans have already introduced a raft of anti-LGBTQ+ bills. Senate Bills 625 and 249, in particular, would prohibit access to the gender-affirming care that many LGBTQ+ Texans need to live happily and healthily.

These politicians do not speak for us. Last week, we made our presence known at the Texas State Capitol during Texas Interfaith Advocacy Days. We met with the House Human Services, House Public Health, and Senate Human Services committee staff to make the case for access to healthcare and bodily autonomy – and we did so as Jews, speaking of our commitment to trans health because of our religious tradition, not in spite of it.

This is what we do at Keshet: make our voices heard in the face of oppressive legislation and  work to ensure that our legislators protect every person’s dignity and rights. We are not backing down. In Texas and across the country, we will be a strong, salient voice of Jewish equality.

Which brings us to the good news:

We are hiring in Texas! Please help us spread the word about these two new exciting, critical opportunities to make a difference:

Southwest Community Mobilization Manager
Southwest Education & Training Manager

Or if you are interested yourself, we’d love to hear from you! If you are looking for other ways to get involved in our work, please fill out this quick and simple form and we’ll be in touch about ways you can join us in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Texas and beyond.

PS: With Purim coming next week, we’re pleased to offer Keshet’s resources for the holiday. We’d love you to share this reminder to create the world you wish to see on social media or print this downloadable image for your Purim celebration!

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