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.

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Meet Rae Martinez, TFN & Texas Rising’s New Field Manager

You might already recognize my name, I joined Texas Rising in 2016 as the Regional Field Organizer in San Antonio. Those two years were an awesome journey. I was able to meet passionate activists and organizers from so many communities, and we fought side-by-side to ensure that this state that we call home is actually representative of its people.

In 2013, I realized that I needed to contribute to change. I was attending San Antonio College at a time when the city was fighting for a non-discrimination ordinance. As a queer non-binary latinx kid fighting for an ordinance that was inclusive of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation, I understood how important it was for voices from my community to be elevated. I decided to stay active after the ordinance was passed because I wanted to make sure that my latinx family, the LGBTQ community and young people continued to have a voice — and having a voice starts with being registered to vote.

It’s now 2018, and I know we are on a path that could lead to real change in our communities and in our state.  And yes, we have some serious work to do if we want to get to there, but our future… Read More

Did you know that if you recently moved, turned 18, changed your name, or haven’t voted in recent elections, you need to update your voter registration? Read More

Do you know a young person who would be interested in a job organizing students on the University of Texas campus? Are you a student looking to roll your sleeves up and gain valuable non-profit advocacy experience? If so, we may have an opportunity for you. Read More

On Tuesday, April 25, Texas Rising activists on campuses across Texas will join the movement to fight back against hate and discriminatory legislation at the Capitol. Read More

Texas Rising activists have been doing wonderful work on LGBTQ equality, repro rights and public education this legislative session. Now we have an opportunity to advocate for the voting rights of young Texans.

House Bill 209 by state Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, is up before the House Public Education Committee this Tuesday. HB 209 would would make it easier for high schools to make voter registration forms available to students by requiring the secretary of state to equip the schools with the necessary forms.

Sadly, Texas ranks as one of the least civically engaged states in the nation. We all should do everything in our power to encourage young people to become active participants in the political process and in deciding the future of their state.

There won’t be many opportunities for positive change on voting rights for young people this legislative session, so we gotta make this one count. Let’s make some phone calls! Tell members of the committee to vote “Yes” on HB 209

Call members of the committee

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Rep. Dan Huberty (Committee Chair) – 512-463-0520

Rep. Diego Bernal (Vice Chair) – 512-463-0532

Rep.… Read More

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