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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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.

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Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the Texas Freedom Network by sending an email to tfn@tfn.org.… Read More

Registration has closed. If you would like to attend, please email nick@tfn.org.

Texas Rising and Equality Texas invites you to hold your government accountable: join us in Austin to meet face-to-face with your legislators and discuss how the freedoms we value as Texans are affected by LGBTQ discrimination.

This is an opportunity for YOU to ask state leaders to pass inclusive policies that protect all Texans.

The Freedom Advocacy Day will take place in Austin, TX from Sunday, April 12 at 4:00pm – Monday, April 13 at 4:00pm. There will be dinner and a lobby day training on Sunday, April 12 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Lobby day will take place Monday, April 13 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. TFN will provide all meals during the program.

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Savelli, Outreach & Field Manager, at nick@tfn.org or by phone at 512.322.0545Read More

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