Advocating for public investments that improve people's lives.


TEXAS FORWARD is a coalition of organizations promoting a balanced approach to state budget decisions. The member organizations represent a broad spectrum of interests, but all believe that meeting the needs of Texans and moving our state forward to greater prosperity and opportunity will require more than just belt-tightening and cuts in education, healthcare and other vital public services.  A balanced approach will protect our state's economic well-being and will end up being less costly to future Texans who bear the brunt of the lasting damage caused by disinvesting in services.


ACLU Foundation of Texas

ADAPT of Texas
AFSCME/Correctional Employees Council 7
AFSCME Texas Retirees

Any Baby Can of San Antonio, Inc.
The Arc of the Capital Area
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Austin NOW

Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Autism Society of Greater Austin
Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living
Center for People with Disabilities
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Children's Defense Fund - Texas
Christian Life Commission Baptist General Convention of Texas
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living 

Common Ground for Texans
Communications Workers of America, District 6

Disability V.O.T.E.
Easter Seals Central Texas
Fort Worth MoveOn Council
Foundation Communities
Front Steps
Frontera Del Sol Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Grassroots Leadership
Gray Panthers
Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
International Autism Ministry
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Texas

National Association of Social Workers - Texas Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women-Texas State Policy Advocacy Network

North Texas Jobs with Justice
Nueces County Colonias Coalition
Omega Point International, Inc.
Our Lady of the Lake University Center for Women in Church and Society

Pastors for Texas Children
Prevent Child Abuse Texas
Progress Texas
Reaching Maximum Independence
Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network
San Antonio Nonprofit Council
Secular Legislative Committee

SEIU - Texas
Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter

T.A.B.E. (Texas Association of Bilingual Education)
Texans Care for Children
Texans Together Education Fund
Texas AFT
Texas Alliance for Retired Americans

Texas Association of Community Development Corporations
Texas Association of Goodwills
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association (TEPSA)
Texas Fair Share
Texas League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Texas League of Young Voters
Texas National Nurses Organizing Committee
Texas Network of Youth Services
Texas Organizing Project
Texas Public Interest Research Group
Texas State Employees Union, Communication Workers of America local 6186
Texas State Teachers' Association (TSTA)
Texas Well & Healthy

Voices for Children of San Antonio
Winners Circle Peer Support Network of Texas
Workers Defense Project
Young Invincibles

Members have endorsed our coalition principles.  To learn more about our coalition structure and decision making process click on the PDF links below. 


Organizations can join TEXAS
 as coalition members.  

Learn more about organizational membership.