Hundreds of Texans across the state are organizing around policy issues they care about, whether it’s reducing gun control or legalizing marijuana. These Texans hope to shape politics in our state by acting inside and outside the Capitol, holding rallies, lobbying lawmakers and offering services and resources to the communities they represent.
We wanted to learn more about these grassroots groups and the role they play in Texas politics, so we asked readers to tell us about the organizations that matter most to them. Over the past several months, we’ve received over 100 submissions, which accounted for 80 unique Texas grassroots groups.
Now, we present this grassroots database as a resource to our readers. By sorting and searching the data, you can find groups organizing around the issues that are important to you.
For each organization, we defined issues (the main issues this group organizes around) and geographic focus (what community is affected or engaged by this organization). We also included a brief description for each organization, which was provided by members or pulled from online profiles and edited for clarity.
This database will be updated as we get new submissions from our readers. If you don’t see your organization in the list below, please complete this short form or send us an email at [email protected]. Our goal is make this database a resource that grows and evolves to reflect the wide range of issues that matter to Texans of all backgrounds.
Meanwhile, here’s an overview of the 80 grassroots groups