How Politicians Have Reduced Access to Reproductive Healthcare in Texas

By Laila Khalili TFN Student Activist UPDATE: On Oct. 14 the Supreme Court temporarily barred Texas from enforcing the ambulatory surgical center requirement. Additionally, Texas may not enforce the admitting privileges requirement on the clinics in McAllen and El Paso. In the summer of 2013, Texans flocked to the state capitol in unprecedented numbers to […]

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Texas Rising Activist Profiles: Adriano Perez

Where do you go to school? What’s your graduation year and your major? I’m a biology major and secondary education minor at the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently expecting to graduate in December of 2015. Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like? I grew up en la frontera. I was […]

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Dial “V” For Voting: A Texas Rising Story

By James Carneiro (writer bio) TFN Student Activist Assembling in San Marcos, six student activists from Texas State University spent the evening dialing their peers. Except they weren’t joking about obnoxious professors or making plans for the weekend. These activists were telling college kids to vote. During a Texas Rising phone bank, activists call other […]

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Got your ID to vote?

Did you know that you now have to show a very specific form ID to vote in Texas? Click to see the full image and make sure you’re ready to vote. Yup. We’re not fans of it either, but it’s the new law of the land here in the Lone Star State. You now have […]

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Three Days in Austin: A Texas Rising Story

By James Carneiro (writer bio) TFN Student Activist They came from every corner of the state. Some only had to make a quick jaunt over from San Marcos, others had to endure the eight-hour drive from El Paso. Some had been working with the Texas Freedom Network for years, a few of them had only […]

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