Upbring Hosts Advocacy Event with Texas Legislators for Child Wellbeing

At Upbring, we are committed to promoting policies that positively impact the lives of Texas children and families. Recently, we hosted our first advocacy event to engage state legislative offices in discussions about the incredible work we do. Attendees included representatives from the offices of Rep. Gene Wu, Rep. Carl Sherman, Rep. Chris Turner, Rep. Erin Zwiener, and the Office of the Governor, as well as staffers from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Our Vice President of Advocacy, Amy Bruno, expressed her excitement about the event, stating that “It’s definitely something we will continue to do as part of our work to engage legislators.” As the 88th legislative session is currently underway, members of the Texas House and Senate are meeting to assess and vote on bills that will impact Texans’ health, education, welfare, environment, and overall wellbeing.

Upbring staffers from left to right (back row), Frank Lopez, Statewide Director for Foster Care & Adoption; Amy Bruno, Vice President of Advocacy; Murray Chanow, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs; Kyle Kerrigan, Director of Data & Analytics; and Mike Gomez, Senior Systems Administrator. In front, from left to right, Holly Raymond, Chief of Community Engagement; Mike Loo, President & CEO; Carolyn Paganoni, Senior Vice President of People & Culture; Shelby Mallett, Director of Special Events; and Valerie Villarreal, Director of Public Relations & Communications.

Through our advocacy efforts, we remain vigilant in monitoring the legislature and actively promoting policies that promote the health and prosperity of Texas children, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come. By supporting Upbring, you are joining us in our mission to create a brighter future for all Texas children. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

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