Our Policy Agenda
RAISE Texas is working to expand economic opportunity for all people in Texas by advocating for change in state and federal policies through bi-partisan support in the following four areas:
- Savings Programs and Post-Secondary Education/College Access: We are following five bills that will assist families and youth with planning and saving for higher education. Learn more about important savings bills this legislative session.
- Payday, Auto Title, and Consumer Loans Regulations: RAISE Texas is monitoring the progress of over 25 bills this session to regulate consumer loans. There are also two bills on potential pre-emption including payday and auto title local ordinances. Sign up to receive our e-newsletters and policy updates to help support the proper regulation of these devastating loans. Click here to receive our important communications.
- Financial Education, Financial Accounts and Related Services: RAISE Texas and its partners are working with different legislators to support financial education programs, financial accounts and other related services for all Texans. Visit our Texas Legislation page to view the list of all of the bills we are tracking this session.
- EITC and Tax Preparation: We encourage support for Community Tax Centers and support legislative efforts to increase Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) uptake in our state and to regulate the issuance of tax refund anticipation checks. Learn more more about the bills that we are following here.
Take action on state and federal policies!
In order to support and expand local asset-building products and programs, RAISE Texas is actively involved at the state and federal level monitoring key public policy issues and communicating with policymakers to create positive change. Your involvement is essential in increasing the resources for our asset-building movement here in Texas and nationally. We hope you will help by contacting your federal and state representatives to support new or existing legislation or related policy issues to expand financial resources and support our work.