Lobby Days at the 86th Texas Legislature

Lobby Days are a great way to use your collective power to make your voices heard at the Texas Legislature. We’ve compiled as many as we could find. Wherever possible, we included non-Facebook links, but most of these organizations rely primarily on Facebook to get the word out. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

Monday, February 25

Fuerza TX: Rally for our Rights

Workers Defense Project Lobby Day

Hosted by Workers Defense Project, Texas Organizing Project, Grassroots Leadership, MOVE Texas, United We Dream Texas

Join us at the Texas Capitol to fight for just and meaningful immigration reform. Speak truth to power and demand better for our communities. This is your state, get involved!

This event is no longer accepting reservations for lobbying, but come to the rally!

Tuesday, February 26

TX Black Women Rise Up Advocacy Day at The Capitol

Hosted by The Afiya Center

Facebook event

Last session, The Afiya Center’s advocacy was instrumental in helping pass 4 bills that allowed for the further study of maternal mortality, an issue that disproportionately affects black women. Join us again this year at the 86th Legislative Session in Austin for our TXBlackWomanRiseUp Advocacy Day on February 26th.

This year’s theme is “Unapologetically Black”, where we are encouraging women to show up, be black, and show out. Black women don’t need to ask permission to occupy any space they desire or speak their minds. Stand with us as we are UnapologeticallyBlack at the Capitol!

Friday, March 1

Jolt Power Up Summit 2019

Hosted by Jolt Texas

Jolt’s Power Up Summit 2019 is a day of advocacy for Texas youth. A high voltage movement lead by the future leaders of the Lone Star State.

Join us for a rally at the steps of the Texas capital. Together we will demand our state representatives move to enact a more progressive agenda, that benefits all Texans.

Monday, March 4

Let the People Vote! Texas Rally for Medicaid Expansion

Hosted by Indivisible Austin, Cover Texas Now, Children’s Defense Fund Texas & many more

Facebook event

Texas leaders have had six years to expand Medicaid and they aren’t getting it done. So let the people vote!

Since 2013, 36 states have accepted the Medicaid expansion funding offered by the federal government to cover uninsured low-wage workers.

Meanwhile, for six years, Texas leaders have failed to take action on health care as our state endured the worst uninsured rate in the nation and the consequences for maternal and infant health, mental health, the opioid epidemic, rural hospitals, families’ medical bills, and more.

Now it’s time for state leaders to get out of the way and pass legislation to let Texans vote on whether our state will expand Medicaid.

Nearly 25% of Texas adults don’t have health insurance. More than 830,000 Texas children are uninsured. We have the highest uninsured rate and the most uninsured people of any state. On March 4 we’ll join together with health care advocates from across the state to tell our lawmakers know that expanding Medicaid and protecting health care is a top priority for Texans.

Monday, March 11

March on the Capitol for Texas Public Education

Hosted by Texas AFT and Texas AFL-CIO

Had enough of stagnant pay, overwhelming health-care costs and inadequate funding for our students? Join us for a rally at the Capitol where we intend to be 10,000 strong telling legislators that we are ready to Speak Out! and Stand Together! for public education.

Thursday, March 14

Day of Action for Immigrant Families

Hosted by Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA)

Facebook event

Texas is under attack. The current administration has used Texas and its communities as scapegoats to push their Wall agenda. As a result, Texas communities have been slandered and now, our Texas is in danger of suffering the consequences of decisions made by legislators who do not know us. It is time that we demand our state elected officials to stand up for Texas and demand the respect that our communities deserve. These elected officials, both at the national and state level, must understand that as Texans we will not tolerate legislature and rhetoric that attacks our communities and values. We must become a constant and stark reminder that we will not remain silent in the face of attacks and that every time they forget, we will come back to remind them of their responsibility to defend our state, our people, and our communities. Join us as we rally and conduct legislative visits to make our demands heard!

Monday, March 18

All In For Equality Advocacy Day

Hosted by Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas and others

Facebook event

Join us at the Texas Capitol for All In For Equality Advocacy Day on Monday, March 18, 2019. This is an opportunity for YOU to ask state leaders to pass inclusive policies that protect all Texans, including our children; and end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

More details on the day’s events will be available soon.

RSVP today (and share with your friends) http://bit.ly/AIFE2019

Wednesday, March 20

Build a Better Texas Rally

Hosted by Workers Defense Action Fund

Texas is the deadliest state for construction workers in the country, but we’re fighting to change that. Each legislative session we take on bills that hurt workers and help pass laws that better protect them. Like everyone else, they deserve to go home safe to their families at the end of each day. Join us at our statewide lobby day to help be their voice.

The day of action will include lobbying in the morning and a rally with speakers.

Wednesday, March 27

Deeds Advocacy Day

Hosted by Deeds  Not Words

Facebook event

Our Generation Z #Changemakers are working to ensure that Women achieve Freedom from sexual assault, realize Economic opportunity, and Menstrual equity. They’re also fighting for the right to be healthy – from access to Reproductive Rights to Maternal Health improvements. We hope you’ll become one of our #Changemakers and join the fight at our Advocacy Day on March 27th!

Speakers and full day schedule coming soon!

RSVP at: https://sign.deedsactionfund.org/advocacyday/

Tuesday, April 2

Texas Gun Sense Advocacy Day

Hosted by Texas Gun Sense

Now is the time for gun safety in Texas.

Agenda

7:30AM Press conference live stream

8:30AM Presentation in banquet room

10:00AM to Noon Group visits to key legislators around the capitol

Immunize Texas Rally Day

Hosted by Immunize Texas

Join your fellow pro-vaccine, pro-science, anti-disease advocates at the State Capitol to rally for pro-vaccine public policy and legislation! We must make our voices heard and send the message that we want to keep our communities protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Thursday, April 11

Planned Parenthood Texas Lobby Day

Hosted by Planned Parenthood Texas Votes & others

Facebook event

Join 1,000 fellow Planned Parenthood advocates at the State Capitol to rally for reproductive rights and talk to our legislators about the top issues impacting women’s health care. Together, we will make our voices heard and take a stand for access to confidential, expert, and comprehensive reproductive care for all Texans. No matter what.