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Make a Plan and Vote

More than half of Texans are registered to vote, but decisions that affect the 30 million residents are often made by a small portion of registered voters.  Voting is a powerful tool for electing...

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Across the Lawn – February 7, 2024

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

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Across the Lawn – December 15, 2023

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

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Across the Lawn – November 13, 2023

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

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Across the Lawn – November 2, 2023

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

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Across the Lawn – October 26, 2023

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

Advocating for Public Education During Special Sessions

Legislators often share that they benefit from constituents’ ideas and perspectives. The unique viewpoints of others help them do their jobs well, and know the most pressing issues of their communities back home. Educators,...

Texas Teachers are talking. It’s time we listened.

For years, Texas teachers have told us what they need: higher pay, better classroom resources, and smaller class sizes. We can't afford to lose teachers, and it is becoming harder and harder to retain...

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Across the Lawn – October 13, 2023

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

What Makes a Session a “Special Session?”

Here’s What to Expect When Lawmakers Return in October 2023 The Texas Legislature typically convenes in odd-numbered years for 140 days, setting a two-year state budget and passing new laws impacting Texans’ lives and...

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