Texas Rising at UH
Texas Freedom Network Student Chapters and their social media accounts are a project of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Texas Rising is a movement to inspire and engage a rising generation of young Texans in electoral politics, public policy advocacy and community organizing. We are leveraging the power of thousands of young, diverse, community-focused activists to hold our elected officials accountable to all Texans, not special interests and the voices of intolerance and division. Texas Rising leaders are advocating for sound public policies that address the issues that directly impact the well-being of everyone in our state. Voting rights – Remove unnecessary barriers to registering to vote and casting a ballot Reproductive health care – Ensure that everyone has access to effective sex education, affordable family planning, and safe, legal abortion care without the interference of politicians LGBTQ – Promote equality and policies that end discrimination against LGBTQ Texans. Together we can build a better Texas.
Mission: The mission of the Texas Freedom Network is to advance a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the religious right.
Texas Rising at UH
HOUSTON! Come by to check out our first general meeting and learn about getting involved with Texas Rising to create the future YOU want.
Advocacy Day Rally!
Texas Rising is proud to be a Partner Organization with GenHTX - Like their page to see all things that are happening and targeted for us and to us.
When young people are civically engaged, change happens. GenHTX is grassroots, nonpartisan, and all about organizing the next generation of leaders.
In Texas, 3 Out of 4 County Jail Inmates Haven't Been Convicted of a Crime
Pretrial detainees — legally innocent people who have been charged but not convicted of a crime — now occupy more beds in local jails than any other group.
Voter Suppression Is Warping Democracy
A new survey from The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute shows that black and Hispanic citizens are more likely than whites to face barriers at the polls—and to fear the future erosion of their basic political rights.
Texas Freedom Network
Celebrate Juneteenth this year with a good read ✊🏿📚
Long reads: https://goo.gl/qGJPxS
Image quote via Vox's article "Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever": https://goo.gl/xA6nKg
☝🏿And while you're at it, remind the Texas State Board of Education it's time to #TeachTheTruth --> https://goo.gl/qr5y9K
We're Hiring -
Review the Job Description and send those resumes to [email protected]
Deputy Field Organizer Job Opening (Houston) Texas Freedom Network The Texas Freedom Network is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement working toward equality and social justice. The Deputy Field Organizer (DFO) will work in Housto...
Fighting an eviction crisis: How a young black lawyer is changing his city
In Durham, a young black lawyer raised in public housing teaches elite law students how to save poor people from getting evicted.
United Way Galveston County Mainland
Our hearts and prayers go out to the students and faculty of Santa Fe High School. We are praying for our Santa Fe Community and everyone responding to this tragedy.
We are making ourselves available to work closely with Santa Fe ISD and our partners to determine the needs that the community may have.
Resources available now:
Partner Agencies providing FREE crisis counseling and emotional support:
Family Service Center of Galveston County Hotline/After Hours: 1-888-267-4994
Gulf Coast Center 866-729-3848
Teen Health Center, Inc. 409-766-5713
The American Red Cross Houston Texas has set up a Family Assistance Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church: 13217 FM 1764, Santa Fe, Tx 77510
For other resources not listed above, please contact us at [email protected]
This Online Database Helps Families Identify Those Who Died Trying to Cross the Border
Crossing the southern border into the United States is a dangerous, sometimes deadly journey.
Y'all, look for us tomorrow at the UH Alumni Center for Amplify your Voice! TFN/Texas Rising will participate in the Modern Movements workshop.
Immigration shelters nationwide ordered to show minors disputed Texas booklet that links abortion to cancer
Four congressional Democrats objected to the pamphlet this week, saying it includes "blatant lies about the safety of abortion."
What You Should Do if Border Patrol Asks for Your Papers
An expert explains the laws behind those viral videos of agents stopping buses and trains to look for undocumented immigrants.
Women in Texas Prisons Denied Same Academic, Job Training Opportunities as Incarcerated Men
"Black holes of inattention" lead to stark gender disparities in the Texas prison system, according to a new report.
UH LGBTQ Resource Center
Calling all UH LGBTQ students:
The UH LGBTQ Resource Center is looking for current students to share your experiences through a student satisfaction survey.
All participants will be entered to win a $25 gift card.
LGBT workers are protected from workplace discrimination, Texas judge says in 'earth-shattering' new ruling
AUSTIN — For the first time in Texas, a federal judge said LGBT workers should be protected from employment discrimination based on their gender...
Using a Transgender Person's Name Can Decrease Their Risk of Depression and Suicide
A new study points out just how important someone's name can be.
UH GCSW Policy Insider Advisory Committee
Join us APRIL 19TH for our SECOND panel discussion of the semester! To RSVP, click the link below:
One frustrated teacher’s photo of a broken chair went viral—now hundreds of strangers have sent supplies to her school
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
Crisis pregnancy centers are fake women's health centers that lie to people about abortion and use scare tactics and misinformation to dissuade them from accessing health care. And they're getting millions of your tax dollars. Learn more:
Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can't do that.
Texas state law says that teachers could lose their teaching certificates and pensions if they go on strike.
When LGBTQ kids are supported by their parents it can literally save their life.
Best thing on the internet right now.
A 'hellish world': the mental health crisis in America's prisons
Correctional facilities are contending with tens of thousands of people with mental illness who make up as much as half of their populations.
The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat
He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day
Houston GLBT Political Caucus
Thank you Landon Richie for such a great resource!
University of Houston
Food insecurity affects more than half of community college students, so UH researcher Daphne Hernandez is tackling hunger among college students in a new study … and the cost of their groceries are covered!
The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
If ICE is outside your door:
✓ Do not open the door
✓ Ask to see a warrant signed by a judge
✓ Tell them: “I do not consent. Please leave.”
Women You Should Know
"It's disturbing how women have been conditioned to incessantly apologize: for giving our opinion, for being 'bossy', for circumstances beyond our control, for having body hair, body fat, (or heaven forbid, bodily functions). What's even more disturbing is how often I catch myself doing it a daily basis. I'm super proud to partner with Freeform in the fight against unnecessary apologies. In celebration of International Women's Day, let's pledge to live our lives proudly and unapologetically." - illustrator Violet Clair via Insta http://bit.ly/2gZaWyG
GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
METRO is offering free rides to Houston area polling locations. Ride FREE to cast your vote!
Planned Parenthood Generation Action at UH
Join us at our first general meeting this Friday! Come by the astrodome room in the student center at 6:30 to grab some drinks and snacks and learn more about our organization on campus!
4800 Calhoun Rd
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