As the Bible contains numerous references to our responsibility to care for the poor and the vulnerable (Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27, Galatians 2;10), we believe the state of our economy is more accurately judged by the well-being of the poor, the destitute, the deserted. Therefore, we support legislative efforts to extend justice and protection from exploitation to the poor.

Legislative Priorities

  • Support legislation to protect the right of local municipalities to enact ordinances stronger than state consumer protections.
  • Support legislation to reduce the cost of small dollar lending in Texas and limit fees charged on payday and auto title loans that increase the likelihood of a person getting caught in a cycle of debt.