The Texas Organizing Project (TOP), founded in 2009, organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve.
Our greatest strength is the more than 350,000 members and supporters who help lead our direct-action organizing, grassroots lobbying, and electoral organizing.
In addition, we provide training to develop everyday leaders in our Black and Latino neighborhoods; people hungry for positive change who want to be champions for their communities.
With every campaign we run, every issue we fight for and every neighborhood we organize, we focus on creating effective ways to ensure that voices of Latino and Black people are not only heard, but that we have sufficient power to advance our issues.
At TOP we fight with two fists. We organize around issue-based campaigns, winning tangible improvements for our communities. We then mobilize our members and supporters around electoral campaigns, effectively increasing voter participation in communities that historically have had low voting rates.
By mobilizing people through issue-based campaigns and linking those issues to the importance of voting for leaders who are in the fight with us, TOP is changing Texas by changing our cities and counties.
The mission of the Texas Organizing Project is to bring together Black and Latino Texans so that together we can fight for real change by organizing our neighborhoods, investing our time and energy in causes relevant to our communities, and collectively taking ownership over TOP’s agenda, strategy and direction. With a seasoned and committed organizing staff, a diverse membership and leaders from all walks of life, TOP has already made a huge impact and is positioned to continue to grow.