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 Holly Doyle, the president of Texas Rising at Texas State University in San Marcos.

What issues are you passionate about? My main focus during my time with TFN has been abortion access advocacy. Abortion access has been under constant attack since long before I moved to Texas, so this work is always timely and necessary. I am very interested in making the conversation around abortion as inclusive as possible. Cisgender women are not the only people who can get pregnant and might need access to abortion services. Expanding the conversation around abortion to include transgender individuals is something I have worked towards ever since I was hired on as a campus organizer by TFN. Right now the Supreme Court of the United States is reviewing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case examining the constitutionality of HB2, Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion bill passed… Read More

Texas Rising Leadership Opportunity Available at UTEP

Are you a student looking to roll your sleeves up and gain valuable non-profit progressive advocacy experience? If so, the Texas Rising leadership program has an opportunity for you at the UT-El Paso. The Texas Rising student organizing program is made up of campus fellows who work to advocate for issues that matter on their campuses and in their communities: LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice and health access and voting rights. Read More

Texas Rising Leadership Opportunity Available at UT-Arlington

Are you a student looking to roll your sleeves up and gain valuable non-profit progressive advocacy experience? If so, the Texas Rising leadership program has an opportunity for you at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Texas Rising student organizing program is made up of campus fellows who work to advocate for issues that matter on their campuses and in their communities: LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice and health access and voting rights. Read More

Texas Rising Leadership Opportunity Available at UNT

Are you a student looking to roll your sleeves up and gain valuable non-profit progressive advocacy experience? If so, the Texas Rising leadership program has an opportunity for you at the University of North Texas. The Texas Rising student organizing program is made up of campus fellows who work to advocate for issues that matter on their campuses and in their communities: LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice and health access and voting rights. Read More

Join us on March 2

March 2 will be a historic day in the fight to ensure that Texans have full access to abortion care as protected by Roe v. Wade in 1973. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the challenge to an extreme anti-abortion law in Texas, 2013’s House Bill 2, that could determine whether the Lone Star State turns the clock back to the pre-Roe days.

We’ve been lifting up the voices of affected Texans as we traveled across the state with the Truth Tour. Now it’s time for us to stand with the rest of the country and join in solidarity and support for access to abortion and other reproductive health care services.

The event details are below: What:  Stand in support of abortion access at our joint press conference, and watch a live-stream of the rally and speakers outside the Supreme Court building in Washington. When:  9:30 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 2. Where: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Union Building – Quadrangle Room 3.304.

The press conference will tell the Texas story of the fight for abortion access from the Supreme Court’s Roe decision in 1973 to… Read More

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