About Us

Social Justice Requires Public Policy.

We envision a Texas where people of all backgrounds can fulfill their potential and contribute to our community.

We’re Texans, and we take great pride in that. Texas boasts a rich, unique mix of resources and an equally unique ecosystem. Our population is growing and diversifying all the time. We have everything we need to be the very best state to live in. Almost.

Unfortunately, too many Texans can’t access the conditions they need to thrive — good health care, education, and jobs. One of the most effective ways to make sure every Texan has access to these conditions is to strengthen public policy. That’s where we focus our work: We strengthen public policy to expand opportunity and equity for every Texan.

Our Pillars

Every Texan offers knowledge, solutions, and tools to help you more easily understand, discuss, and make decisions about public policy.

Conduct Public Policy Research
We conduct research and build data tools on barriers to opportunity for Texas families.
Analyze and Develop Public Policy
We analyze policy and develop recommendations based on sound data.
Educate Policymakers and Stakeholders
We educate local and state policymakers, the media, and others on current conditions for Texans and how to improve them.
Build Momentum with Partners
We work with partners to build momentum for change.
Advocate for Common-Sense Policies
We advocate for common-sense policy solutions at the federal, state and local levels.

Every Texan's Strategic Plan, 2022-2027

Every Texan is part of an ecosystem of advocacy organizations across Texas with a shared vision of a state where every Texan can thrive. We collaborate with our partners to build power and leadership alongside communities of color and people with low incomes. Regardless of race, gender, background, or what zip code is home, we believe all Texans have the power of voice and action to improve our daily lives and conditions.

Our Union

Every Texan and its staff union, Every Texan United, proudly announce the ratification of their first union contract! Every Texan and the bargaining unit began the 15-month negotiation process in June 2020 after voluntarily recognizing the staff union in February. 

As a values-driven, equity-committed organization, Every Texan is committed to collaborative and inclusive leadership practices. In Texas, less than 5% of all workers are unionized, largely due to legislation that favors employers and limits union activity. These anti-union and anti-worker policies are precisely what the Every Texan team fights to repeal or fix. 

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

Texas will achieve Every Texan’s vision of racial equity when an individual or group’s race or ethnicity no longer predict their well-being, opportunities, and outcomes.

We Believe In

We pursue fair policies that lead to more equitable outcomes.
We believe in the power of community and a responsibility to care for one another.
We tell the unvarnished truth based on well-researched facts and unbiased data.
We foster a culture of learning, evaluation, and knowledge sharing.
Our day-to-day work is grounded in a unified, long-term vision for Texas.
We work steadily with passion, conviction and perseverance. We are unshakable.

Wins for Texans