Campaigning and organizing for justice in Texas

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Campaigning and organizing for justice in Texas People power and political power - "We fight with two fists!

https://organizetexas.org

Texas Organizing Project (TOP)

  • in year 8 of a 10 year political plan
  • "both fists" = political power AND people power

People power reflected in org structure:

  • County leadership teams, members qualify for joining those team by doing the work.
  • "Work" and roles are clearly defined
  • Board consists of members from the county leadership

TOP runs campaigns continuously, talking to the people year-round. Issues like racial justice, education, ___ e.g. racial justice: electing a new district attorney (but holding elected accountable is an ongoing process; sometimes you elect someone who turns out to not be as advertised...)