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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The Latest from Texas Rising

Texas Rising leaders and activists rallied today at the Capitol and put lawmakers on notice that a new generation is becoming an electoral force in this state -- and they're not going to put up with efforts to make it harder for them to vote. Check out the press release: Read More

November’s elections showed that a rising generation of young, diverse Texans is emerging as an electoral giant. Soon 1 in 3 eligible voters in this state will be under the age of 30.

But those in power right now don’t want that. They want to hold on to power by keeping young Texans and communities of color out of the polling booth. And to do that, they’re pushing an extreme voter suppression bill in the Legislature – SB 9

Texas Rising is fighting SB9. Here’s how you can help:

Register for Texas Rising Advocacy Day (April 4). Showing up in Austin to speak out in person against voter suppression is the most effective way to fight bad legislation. Contact your Senator and tell them that a) You oppose SB 9; and b) they should focus on legislation that makes voting easier, not harder. You can find your senator’s contact information by using this tool.

Here are some of the awful things in SB9:… Read More

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