HOW WE GET SH*T DONE
In 2021, we witnessed our state legislature held captive. In the 87th Texas Legislative Sessions, Texans experienced a power-hungry state “leadership” more intent on eroding the freedom to vote, exacerbating the climate crisis through self-enrichment, attacking innocent trans children, and enacting radical abortion bans, rather than functioning as a public institution accountable to the people of Texas. Instead of enacting policies to protect our freedoms and expand them for a better tomorrow, we saw extremist and out-of-touch politicians desperately clinging onto the power of yesterday. We at MOVE Texas know that our largest electorate is also the state’s youngest and most diverse voting generation in its history – and we deserve a Texas where our values and well-being are prioritized.
We know that when we organize, young people have the power to set the agenda and make the Texas Capitol an institution that truly serves our people. In 2023, we’re demanding the Texas Legislature to Get Sh*t Done and we’re calling on our generation to put the pressure of mass democracy behind it.
OUR GSD AGENDA SEEKS TO:
Create a democracy that encourages and allows for true civic participation – and fights like hell to oppose restrictions that disproportionately target young voters, voters of color, and voters with disabilities.
Take action on the climate crisis through policies that move us towards 100% sustainable and renewable energy while guaranteeing living-wage jobs for everyone.
Uproot the criminal legal system at its core by advocating for policies that end the criminalization of poverty and shift resources away from bloated police and prisons budgets and back into our communities.