AUSTIN, Texas — Beginning on October 19 and running through the final weeks of the midterm election cycle, Texas Rising Action will conduct an extensive paid field program to turn out young voters across Texas and ensure their voices are heard in November.
The program targets a massive universe of more than 600,000 registered voters under the age of 30 across the state. Organizers and volunteers will be reaching out in support of endorsed candidates in both local and statewide elections.
“There’s so much at stake in this election,” said Rae Martinez, Texas Rising Action Director. “We’re coming back with more energy than ever before as COVID-19 limited a lot of our outreach abilities in 2020. We’re working the phones, knocking on doors, and leveraging peer to peer networks to engage young voters across the state in the critical weeks before the election. With everything from climate action, racial justice, abortion access, and more on the ballot, now is the time to take action.”
The program’s combined efforts will focus in the following counties:
- El Paso
- Ft. Bend
For statewide elections, Texas Rising Action has endorsed Beto O’Rourke for Governor, Rochelle Garza for Attorney General, and Luke Warford for Railroad Commissioner and more.
A full list of endorsements made by Texas Rising Action and TFN can be found here.
Texas Rising Action, a project of the Texas Freedom Network, builds the power of a rising generation of young Texans, with an emphasis on communities of color, by advocating for change in the cities and towns where they live and at the ballot box. To learn more, visit txrising.org.