Worker Power & Thriving Families

No matter our race, gender, or place, Texans deserve dignified jobs that support thriving individuals and families. We raise the bar for every Texan living in our state when workers of all backgrounds earn living wages, experience safe working conditions, and access essential benefits like affordable health care coverage and paid family, medical, and sick leave. 

Living Wages

As the cost of living continues to rise, many Texas struggle to make ends meet despite working full-time jobs. Only 50 percent of full-time, full-year private sector workers age 18-64 are covered by a workplace retirement savings plan.

Worker Power

Everyone – no matter our race, gender, or where we come from – deserves dignity, humanity, and the opportunity to pursue our dreams. Worker power balances our economy and ensures working Texans share in the prosperity their labor creates.

Paid Family, Medical, & Sick Leave

Paid leave promotes healthier communities, supports our economy’s lowest-paid workers, and builds a stronger and productive Texas workforce, but approximately 40% of the Texas workforce lacks access to them.

Kids Living with Relatives

Across Texas, family members and friends have stepped up to provide homes for children whose parents cannot care for them (Kinship Care).

Cash Assistance

Helping needy families with children is both in their interest and in ours as a society. Cash Assistance, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides that help.

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Your Support Makes a Difference

We believe Texas can be the best state in the United States, and our public policy work is an indispensable part of getting there. Your support improves equity in health care, food security, education, and financial stability.