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


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Thank you for signing your name and joining our campaign to ensure everyone in Houston is treated fairly and equally under the law.

By pledging to vote for Proposition 1, you’re helping us become a world-class city that won’t allow discrimination of its residents.

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No Houstonian should be discriminated against based on race, age, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Join a critical mass of Houstonians who are committing to vote for Proposition 1 (the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) by signing the pledge:

As a voter in Houston, I pledge to vote “Yes” on Proposition 1 to uphold Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) this November. HERO protects us all from unfair discrimination and sends the message that we are a modern, welcoming city.

In the most diverse city in America, I believe that everyone should be treated fairly, no matter who they are. That’s a core value Houstonians share.

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Texas Freedom Network and our partners at Shift and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Foundation are coming together to launch a series of Texas Rising Regional Trainings on college campuses across the state this fall.

The training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to build real power locally while working towards removing the stigma and shame associated with abortion.

Signup to attend the Texas Rising Regional Training nearest you!

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Dallas-Fort Worth: at UNT on Saturday, November 14; 10:30am – 3:00pm

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Actually, this post has more to do with the great work TFN’s student activists are doing as part of the Texas Rising program, but Beyoncé is a big part of this. She can be an even bigger part of this, a giant part, if she wants to.

Beyoncé, if you happen to read this, be a hero. Or more to the point, #BeyBeAHERO.

Earlier this week Carlos Maza wrote in the Huffington Post about how Beyoncé could come to the rescue of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which is facing an up or down vote in Beyoncé’s hometown this November. It’s true, someone with Beyoncé’s star power bringing attention to what will likely be a contentious fight for equality could tip the scales, and save HERO.

Unfortunately, none of us or anyone we know had Beyoncé’s cell phone number. We do, however, know where to find her online.

“After reading the headline for the Huffington post blog, I started thinking that we could use the power of social media to get Beyoncé to voice her opinion,” said Ismael Melendez of the TFN student chapter at UT-Rio Grande Valley. “I quickly started thinking about… Read More

Texas Freedom Network

We’re live from Equality Lobby Day: pscp.tv/w/b1_VazExMT…