We are the young people of Texas. We are building a powerful movement that honors young people — especially young people of color. We are creating a more inclusive state and promoting equality and social justice for all Texans by organizing, advocating, voting and training future leaders.
We believe all Texans should have the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions, including whether or not to have an abortion, without shame, stigma or interference by politicians.
We believe in equality for all Texans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
We believe the freedom to vote is a fundamental right, and we must resist efforts to suppress and discourage voter participation.
We believe in ending mass incarceration, eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline and creating a more humane criminal justice system.
We believe all who live in Texas, regardless of immigration status, should have access to a safe, healthy and dignified life. We advocate for the safety, inclusion and freedom of our immigrant community.
We believe bold action on the climate crisis is critical and urgent. Our changing climate has a greater impact on some of our most vulnerable communities, and it is by recognizing and addressing this inequity that we can effectively respond to the climate emergency.
“Texas Rising gives me the opportunity to empower others by registering my friends to vote and helping them speak out about issues that impact our community.”
“I joined Texas Rising because I wanted to be involved in a progressive organization that champions various causes, And since joining, I have had the pleasure of expanding on so many social justice issues while strengthening my community organizing skills.”
“Texas Rising gave me the knowledge, tools, and confidence to be engaged in the political process and allowed me to teach others the same. They build leaders and I’ve enjoyed being apart of that work for our generation.”