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:
- Matched Savings: We develop legislative strategies to provide matching funds for the new Texas Tuition Promise Fund (pre-paid college tuition plan), the Texas College Savings Plan, and local IDA programs around the state. Learn more about matched savings policies in Texas.
- Community Tax Centers: We encourage support for Community Tax Centers and support legislative efforts to increase Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) uptake in our state and to provide funding for community tax centers. Learn more about the EITC and Community Tax Center policies in Texas.
- Payday and High Cost Lending: We promote oversight of payday and other high cost lending in the state of Texas, through state policies and local ordinances. We encourage the development and availability of alternative short-term loan products. Learn more about current actions against the high cost of lending in Texas.
- Access to Education: We work to build support for policies that facilitate broader access to post-secondary education and training. Learn more about expanding access to education in Texas.
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.