What is Texas Rising?

Texas Rising is a movement of young, diverse, politically engaged Texans working to leverage our power through community organizing, electoral politics, and public policy advocacy.

As 25% of the electorate, we're organizing to hold our public officials accountable to all Texans, not special interests and the voices of intolerance and division.

Texas Rising is advocating for sound public policies that address reproductive rights, voter suppression, and LGBTQ equality.

Together we can build a better Texas. Join us.

Meet the team & see where we organize

 

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by Jake Patoski

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Texas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s project to engage young people in the political process, relies on some incredible individuals doing great work on their college campuses and in their communities all across the state. We’d like to introduce you to some of these amazing young activists advocating for a better, more fair Texas. Today we’re profiling Sara Rehman, a Texas Rising activist at the University of Houston. Read More

Texas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s project to engage young people in the political process, relies on some incredible individuals doing great work on their college campuses and in their communities all across the state. We’d like to introduce you to some of these amazing young activists advocating for a better, more fair Texas. Today we’re profiling Renee Rivas, a Texas Rising activist at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Read More

Texas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s project to engage young people in the political process, relies on some incredible individuals doing great work on their college campuses and in their communities all across the state. We’d like to introduce you to some of these amazing young activists advocating for a better, more fair Texas.

Today we’re profiling Jackie Ortiz, a Texas Rising activist majoring in geography at Texas State University.

What issues are you passionate about? I’m very passionate about reproductive rights, universal healthcare and education, LGBTQ+ rights, and any environmental issues like climate change, water scarcity, and pollution.

Why does a project like Texas Rising matter to you? Texas Rising matters to me because it is an organization that is focused toward getting young people, like myself, involved in issues that they are passionate about. I feel like that is extremely important here in Texas, because Texas is so big and I feel like we have current leaders that don’t represent all of us. Texas, also, has this reputation that we are all very conservative people, but we aren’t. Texas Rising is getting young people involved who, believe it or not, are more… Read More

Texas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s project to engage young people in the political process, relies on some incredible individuals doing great work on their college campuses and in their communities all across the state. We’d like to introduce you to some of these amazing young activists advocating for a better, more fair Texas.

Today we’re profiling Suzanna Perry from Texas Rising at Collin College. What issues are you passionate about? The issues I’m most passionate about are gender equality, reproductive justice for everyone and affordable education.

Why does a project like Texas Rising matter to you? Texas Rising matters to me because it gives me an opportunity to engage young people just like me in our political process. A lot of people my age don’t think they have a voice in our government. I hope that by being a part of this movement I can help young people realize their true voice and empower them to advocate for issues that affect our lives.

What would an ideal Texas look like to you? In an ideal Texas, people would not be afraid to be who they really are. Instead of demonizing and ostracizing people… Read More

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