A new pro-family advocacy group is joining the fight to protect and defend Texas families.

The Texas Family Project says it wants to make the family the most powerful, well-represented force in Austin.

“It’s obvious that families aren’t all mobilized,” TFP President Chris Hopper said in an interview with Texas Scorecard during last week’s Republican Party of Texas convention in Houston.

“There’s a lot of atrocious things happening in Texas,” Hopper told Scorecard’s Brandon Waltens.

Hopper said his group is focused on taking action against the left’s anti-family extremism on issues such as sexualizing kids, subjecting children to abusive “gender modification” procedures, attacking parental rights, and indoctrinating (instead of educating) students.

“The answer is not a politician,” he said. “It’s a family’s responsibility to be mobilized and fight against it.”

He said politicians will “say all the right things to the family groups,” but they are only concerned with being re-elected.

“The chaos behind the politicians in Texas,” he added, “is that they don’t stand true to their word. They turn their back on the people of Texas, and the family pays the price.”

Texas Family Project doesn’t endorse candidates, Hopper said. Instead, they invite politicians to sign their Big Family Pledge.

“That pledge is a politician’s way of saying, ‘We are standing with the family,’” he said.

TFP then uses the pledge as leverage to hold officials accountable. “Pressure, pressure, pressure.”

Several pro-family issues are among the Republican Party of Texas legislative priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session.

To help ensure their passage, Hopper said families need to “be aware and get involved.”

Hopper disagreed with the premise that conservative candidates should avoid running on social issues.

There’s a resurgence taking place in Texas. It’s starting with the family. They’re concerned, they’re upset, and they’re ready for war.

“Something is brewing in Texas.”

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.