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


The Latest from Texas Rising

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

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Use this easy tool to check on your voter registration status: … 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 Sara Rehman, a Texas Rising activist at the University of Houston. Read More

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