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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Are you passionate about reproductive rights & LGBTQ equality? Do you want to become a leader 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.

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 plus $10/hr for 10-15 hours a week and the opportunity to build a progressive movement on their campus.

Apply if you:

Attend the University of Texas at Austin Support TFN’s progressive values Can recruit and maintain a student organization on your campus Are 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), have the ability to recruit and manage volunteers, set and reach goals, and draft and adhere to a work plan.

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Over the past few years, Texas has passed dozens of laws that have made access to abortion care almost impossible for many of us. They are back at it this year and won’t stop until they’ve shut down every clinic that offers abortion in this state.   It’s up to our generation to stop it. Fill out the form to the right to send this message to our state leaders:

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.

Messages delivered to:Gov. Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, Attorney General Ken Paxton

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First name* Last name* E-mail address*

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Your pledge to support abortion access and the Texans who depend on reproductive health services is invaluable. You’re now part of our movement – Texas Rising. This is the first step on the path to making our generation one of the strongest groups in the state, and we’re excited to have you join us.

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Registration for the 2015 Texas Rising Summer Institute is now closed. Questions or comments can be emailed to nick@tfn.org.

The 2015 Texas Rising Summer Institute will take place in Austin from Thursday, July 30th – Sunday, August 2nd.

As our movement grows, so does our need for strategic and high capacity leadership. The 2015 Texas Rising Summer Institute is the event for TFN student activists to take their organizing knowledge and skills to the next level.

This years training will help participants build a common understanding of intersectional systems of power, privilege and oppression, and how they relate to abortion access, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. Once we’ve established a framework together, we’ll focus on the hard organizing skills needed to build power and turn it into action.

As always, TFN recognizes the need to make these trainings accessible to all of our student leaders. TFN will cover 100% of travel, lodging, and food during the event. In turn, by registering for the training, you are agreeing to attend the entire event from 4:00pm Thursday, July 30th – 2:00pm Sunday, August 2nd. Once registered, TFN will purchase nonrefundable goods and services… Read More

Texas politicians have been imposing their own moral and political agenda on women for years. They’ve cut funding for family planning. They’ve imposed restrictions on birth control. Now they’re eroding access to abortion care by closing clinics.

The fact is that one in three American women will have an abortion in her lifetime — yet we’re afraid to speak up in support.

This is an attack on Texas values: Respect. Equality. Opportunity.

Join Texas Rising. Sign the pledge today:

I pledge to fight for access to abortion care. I will not stand by silently when this matters to so many of us. Our generation will change the conversation around abortion in Texas.

Not ? Click here.

First name* Last name* Email* Zip* Year of birth*

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