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

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

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 Talia Howard from Texas Rising at Trinity University.

What issues are you passionate about? I’m passionate about social justice: education inequality, reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, socio-economic/racial inequalities, etc. I’m especially passionate about how many of these issues are intricately related and interconnected. I’m also passionate about literature and other types of cultural production–I think these forms allow us to empathize with one another and learn from each other.

Why does a project like Texas Rising matter to you? A project like Texas Rising matters to me because I’m a young person who has spent most of my life in a Texas I love but that also disappoints me in many ways. This project matters to me because it enables young people to participate politically and culturally to help Texas become a more progressive and inclusive place to live and grow up.… 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 Emma Brockway from Texas Rising at Texas State University.

What issues are you passionate about? I am passionate about social justice, which includes but is not limited to: reproductive healthcare, civic engagement, public education, LGBT+ equality, and gun control.

Why does a project like Texas Rising matter to you? Texas Rising matters to me because it aims to engage young people in the electoral process. The electoral process is something that many young people are unaware of, for various reasons. I have been fortunate enough to witness Texas Rising ignite passion for change in young people.

What would an ideal Texas look like to you? An ideal Texas would be filled with people who work to ensure an equal society and rid the state of its various oppressive practices in place. An ideal Texas would have anti-discriminatory laws… 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 Magge Nunez from Texas Rising at the University of Houston-Downtown.

What issues are you passionate about? Truth be told, I feel very passionate for various issues. We live in a very corrupted world, and I feel as if it is my duty to use my voice and privilege to speak for others. With that in mind I am very passionate for womens’ rights, and fighting against any type of discrimination.

Why does a project like Texas Rising matter to you? Texas Rising has been such an amazing organization that I have been lucky to be affiliated with. When I went to the Summer Institute last year it was such an extraordinary feeling to have so many people in a room who have the same passion as you and who want to make a difference. That is why Texas Rising is… Read More

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