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Washington, DC – On Thursday, June 6th, Unlocking America’s Future will hold a press briefing with Houston Controller Chris Hollins, pollster Nancy Zdunkewicz of Z to A Research, Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group, and Cliff Walker of Seeker Strategies to discuss Texas’ place in the national debate over responsible investing, how extremist politicians in Texas are making the state an unfriendly place to do business and punting economic costs to taxpayers, and new polling featuring Texans’ views on these issues.

Most recently, Texas anti-ESG laws SB13 and SB19 have cost the state nearly $700 million in lost economic activity, according to new research from the Texas Association of Business and economic consulting firm TXP. Since the laws went into effect in 2021, Texas public entities have been forced to divest from financial institutions that practice responsible investing, resulting in a loss of over 3,000 full-time, permanent jobs.  

Unlocking America’s Future recently launched a new campaign, including a six-figure ad buy, highlighting how these extreme anti-ESG policies are undoing the “Texas Miracle.” Over the last decade, greedy billionaires, well-funded advocacy groups, and self-serving politicians have mobilized in Texas to push extreme laws that line their own pockets at the expense of taxpayers. New polling and research from Unlocking America’s Future, as well as new research from The Perryman Group, lays bare the consequences of this pay-for-play scheme. 

Learn more about the impacts of extreme policies in Texas here. Learn more about the ad campaign here


  • Chris Hollins, Houston Controller
  • Nancy Zdunkewicz, founder, Z to A Research
  • Dr. Ray Perryman, president & CEO, The Perryman Group
  • Cliff Walker, founder, Seeker Strategies
  • Kyle Herrig, spokesperson, Unlocking America’s Future

WHEN: Thursday, June 6th @ 2-2:30 p.m. CT // 3-3:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register for Zoom webinar here (registration is required)