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Cecile Richards wanted to see for herself how much the religious right was expanding its influence in the halls of Texas government. So in January 1995, Cecile attended her first State Board of Education meeting, watching how religious-righters on the board were hijacking textbook adoptions to promote their political agenda. "It's worse than I imagined," she scribbled on a note to a friend at the meeting. One month later, on Feb. 17, 1995, Cecile founded the Texas Freedom Network as a counter to the radical right in this state. As we celebrate the organization's anniversary 25 years later, TFN is still that counter to far-right extremism -- but it's become so much more. Check out our press release today. Read More

Texas Rising activists in the Rio Grande Valley protested outside the office of Democratic Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., calling out the nearly 30-year incumbent for betraying progressive voters. Check out out press release. Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 6, 2020 AUSTIN – Texas Rising Action, the youth organizing arm of the Texas Freedom Network, today issued a simple message to voters in state Senate District 27: on March 3, Sen. Eddie Lucio needs to go. Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 4, 2020 AUSTIN – Today Texas Rising Action, the Texas Freedom Network’s program for young Texans, announced its first-ever endorsement of a candidate for Congress by throwing its support behind Jessica Cisneros in the March 3 Texas Democratic primary for U.S. House District 28. Read More

African American Studies Moves Closer to Adoption as State’s Second Ethnic Studies Course…… Read More