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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by Jake Patoski

Texas Freedom Network and our partners at Shift and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Foundation are coming together to launch a series of Texas Rising Regional Trainings on college campuses across the state this fall.

The training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to build real power locally while working towards removing the stigma and shame associated with abortion.

Signup to attend the Texas Rising Regional Training nearest you!

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Dallas-Fort Worth: at UNT on Saturday, November 14; 10:30am – 3:00pm

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Actually, this post has more to do with the great work TFN’s student activists are doing as part of the Texas Rising program, but Beyoncé is a big part of this. She can be an even bigger part of this, a giant part, if she wants to.

Beyoncé, if you happen to read this, be a hero. Or more to the point, #BeyBeAHERO.

Earlier this week Carlos Maza wrote in the Huffington Post about how Beyoncé could come to the rescue of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which is facing an up or down vote in Beyoncé’s hometown this November. It’s true, someone with Beyoncé’s star power bringing attention to what will likely be a contentious fight for equality could tip the scales, and save HERO.

Unfortunately, none of us or anyone we know had Beyoncé’s cell phone number. We do, however, know where to find her online.

“After reading the headline for the Huffington post blog, I started thinking that we could use the power of social media to get Beyoncé to voice her opinion,” said Ismael Melendez of the TFN student chapter at UT-Rio Grande Valley. “I quickly started thinking about… Read More

My generation believes we should trust Texans to make their own decisions about abortion and reproductive healthcare. I am calling on you to oppose all efforts to further limit access to safe, legal and affordable abortion care in Texas. Laws that deny access to abortion harm Texans’ health and endanger the safety of my friends and family who might need an abortion.

To sign this petition, reply to text with you email address.… Read More

Are you passionate about reproductive rights & LGBTQ equality? Do you want to lead a progressive movement on your campus? Are you looking to gain valuable advocacy experience with a leading progressive non-profit? If so, the Texas Freedom Network may have an opportunity for you.

The TFN Student Organizing program is made up of campus organizers who work to advocate for issues that matter on their campuses and in their communities.

 

What is a TFN Student Organizer?

Since 2006, TFN has been developing young, progressive activists who are passionate about creating change on their campuses and in their communities.

The TFN Student Organizing program is made up of young leaders who run TFN student chapters on their campuses.

Student Organizers receive grassroots organizing training and mentoring by TFN staff, a monthly stipend of $100, and the opportunity to build a progressive movement on their campus.

 

You can apply if you are:

Attending the University of Texas at Dallas Support TFN’s progressive values Prepared to maintain a student organization on your campus Ready to build and run a campaign

Applicants should expect to commit 10-15 hours a week organizing on campus, posses strong communication skills (both written and interpersonal),… Read More

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