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.

Meet the team & see where we organize


The Latest from Texas Rising

A huge spike in turnout among younger Texas voters in this year's midterms signals a rising progressive tide in the state's electoral politics. Check out our press release analyzing what happened in the Texas midterm elections last night. Read More

The vast sea of young voters in Texas is finally stirring. We just sent out the following press release on today's elections in Texas. Read More

Paid Phone Bankers Needed ASAP

Do you have a passion for civic engagement? Are you fired up about this election?

Texas Rising is looking for passionate people to help young voters out to the polls during early voting and on Election Day!

Phone bankers will work to expand the overall outreach efforts of the organization with respect to our non-partisan civic engagement work. Texas Rising, a project of Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, is focused on turning out 18-29 year olds to vote in the 2018 election. This position will last approximately 2 weeks and is a part-time, seasonal position.… Read More

Today is National Voter Registration Day -- and there are just two weeks left before the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the November election in Texas. (Not registered yet? Go here.) We just sent out the following press release about our Texas Rising activists working hard across the state to get tens of thousands of new and infrequent voters under the age of 30 to the polls this year. Read More

Meet Rae Martinez, TFN & Texas Rising’s New Field Manager

You might already recognize my name, I joined Texas Rising in 2016 as the Regional Field Organizer in San Antonio. Those two years were an awesome journey. I was able to meet passionate activists and organizers from so many communities, and we fought side-by-side to ensure that this state that we call home is actually representative of its people.

In 2013, I realized that I needed to contribute to change. I was attending San Antonio College at a time when the city was fighting for a non-discrimination ordinance. As a queer non-binary latinx kid fighting for an ordinance that was inclusive of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation, I understood how important it was for voices from my community to be elevated. I decided to stay active after the ordinance was passed because I wanted to make sure that my latinx family, the LGBTQ community and young people continued to have a voice — and having a voice starts with being registered to vote.

It’s now 2018, and I know we are on a path that could lead to real change in our communities and in our state.  And yes, we have some serious work to do if we want to get to there, but our future… Read More

Texas Rising is of course being represented at today's All In For Equality Advocacy Day. Here's Tx Rising director Rae Martinez talking to pro-LGBTQ equality folks from all across the state. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 #YallMeansAll #txlege pic.twitter.com/4wUq…

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