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 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

by Jake Patoski

At the leadership level, Texas Rising is led by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund’s Outreach & Field team:

Outreach & Field Director – Val Benavidez Outreach & Field Manager – Nick Savelli Houston Outreach & Field Coordinator – Ali Gorczynski Rio Grande Valley Field Organizer – Ruben Garza Dallas Field Organizer – Rachel Perry San Antonio Field Organizer – Rae Martinez

Click here to contact the team. At the local level, Texas Rising is represented at twelve universities in Texas — contact the individuals below to get involved:

Collin College Suzanna Perry University of Houston Ali Gorczynski University of Houston Downtown Aracely Garcia University of North Texas Aaron Majek Vana Reyne University of Texas Arlington Tamara Lynch University of Texas Austin Nick Savelli University of Texas Dallas Rachel Perry University of Texas El Paso Adriano Perez Jamie Hernandez University of Texas RGV Mimosa Thomas University of Texas San Antonio Cory Armendariz Texas State University Holly Doyle Maddy Tupper Trinity University Talia Howard

Don’t have a group on your campus? Want to start… Read More

Here’s what you need to know about voting in Houston and the most important measure on the ballot. Click here to find an early voting location!

View 2015 Houston early voting locations in a full screen map… Read More

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