The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the state’s preeminent civil rights organization, at the forefront in Texas since
1938. The 11th largest ACLU affiliate in the United States, the ACLU of Texas works in the courts, the legislature and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.
Clergy for a New Drug Policy mobilizes clergy nationally to end theWar on Drugs and see a health not punishment response to drug policy. As voices of faith, we call for an end to the War on Drugs which the United States has waged, at home and abroad, for over 47 years. This War has failed to achieve its stated objectives; deepened divisions between rich and poor, black, white, and brown; squandered over one trillion dollars; and turned our country into a “prisoner” nation.
CTD works to ensure that Texans with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice. We focus on the areas of governmental advocacy, public awareness activities, and professional disability consulting to fulfill our mission. CTD is the largest and oldest member driven cross-disability organization in the state.
Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) serves as a voice for physicians who believe that cannabis prohibition has failed and that the misuse of cannabis should be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal one. DFCR’s physician members strive neither to minimize nor to exaggerate scientific literature about the risks and benefits of cannabis use.
DFCR promotes evidence-based strategies to prevent recreational marijuana use by minors and misuse by adults. Through education of physicians and the public, DFCR supports the legalization and effective regulation of cannabis in the United States and around the world.
Our supporters are individuals who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. Together we advance policies that reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and seek solutions that promote safety while upholding the sovereignty of individuals over their own minds and bodies.
The Drug Policy Forum of Texas [DPFT] began with the basicbelief that a well-informed public will choose rational policies. DPFT was formed because the War On Drugs not only doesn’t work, but is also causing a great deal of unintended damage to society. Most politicians are afraid to discuss alternatives, and the one-sided information given to the public is often distorted or simply wrong.
Foundation for an Informed Texas is an educational non-profit
focused on educating the citizens of Texas on current marijuana laws, legislative and elective processes, available legislative options as well as the physiological aspects and socio-economic impacts of cannabis.
The Green Party of Texas has explicitly included marijuana decriminalization & an end to the drug war in its platform since its inception. We are overjoyed that the major political parties, long in control of our government and therefore responsible for the legal status quo, are now coming around to reform their positions on marijuana policy.
Working to ensure a safe, free, prosperous Hays County by creating a powerful, local, action-driven and Constitutionally based political force in our local and state policy making, and in local and state party organizations.
Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law
enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.
The Libertarian Christian Institute is a federal 501(c)3 tax-exempt educational and religious nonprofit organization that promotes libertarianism from a Christian point of view. “We are convinced that libertarianism is the most consistent expression of Christian political thought.”
Libertarians seek the maximum protection for the rights of allpeople against any violation, be it by other people, other nations, or our own government. It is our principle that, so long as a person does not violate the rights of others, he or she should be left free and unrestrained.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) works for sensible marijuana
policies at the federal and state level; our grassroots and lobbying campaigns have changed several laws. MPP provided the bulk of the funding, staff, and expertise to the 2012 Colorado initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older. Along with our allies, we aim to pass at least 10 more laws to regulate marijuana like alcohol by 2017.
Parents For Liberty is a community of individuals and families who are committed to fully immersing themselves and their families into
the principles of liberty, nonviolence, self-ownership, creativity, and entrepreneurship. The goal is joyfulness and creating the life you want without waiting on anything outside of yourself.
P.A.C.T. is a patient support & empowerment group with the objective of expanding the level of patient outreach, encouraging patient empowerment, the correct knowledge, etiquette, manner, and discipline, required in changing cannabis laws in Texas!
We believe in the Texas spirit and the ability to make our state exceptional. And working with a coalition of partners from around the state, we advocate for a variety of issues important to a growing majority of people in our state.
Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) works to reform
marijuana laws by working within the GOP to educate and connect with lawmakers, party leadership, and grassroots activists. We are the voice for all Republicans who oppose the inhumane and unjust practice of imprisoning people for using the cannabis plant. We support efforts to bring marijuana out of the black-market and into safe, legal, and regulated use by doctors for compassionate medical care and storefronts for adult recreational use.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas is one of the two original chapters of the only nationwide organization within the Republican
Party which promotes pro-liberty Republican candidates and engages in activism on liberty issues.
Students For Liberty (SFL) is an organization that supports liberty for all people. SFL does not dictate the foundations upon which individuals justify their belief in liberty. Rather, Students For Liberty embraces the diversity of justifications for liberty and encourages debate and discourse on the differing philosophies that underlie liberty.
SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) identifies and advances real solutions to the problems facing Texas’ juvenile and criminal justice systems. We conduct policy research and analysis, form effective partnerships, and educate key stakeholders to promote effective management, accountability, and best practices that increase public safety, save taxpayer dollars, and preserve human and civil rights.
The Young Republicans is the oldest political youth organization in the United States. The Texas Young Republicans (TYRF) is an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas with 24 chapters and hundreds of members from across the state. In Texas, we are the premier organization for political activists under 40 who are involved
in politics. Our membership is ideologically diverse, with fiscal conservatism, social conservatism, libertarian ideals, and center-right viewpoints well represented in our organization.
Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) is a trans-partisan Political Action Committee headquartered in Central Texas. TAG was formed with the ambition of reigning in the intrusive and expanding reach of government, which threatens to invade every facet of our lives. Our ambition is to put the reins of government back into the hands of individual American citizens; allowing us to once again run our own lives.
Texas NORML, the Austin Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is a trans-partisan, educational nonprofit that focuses on cannabis law reform. Our mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that patients can safely access their medicine and so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty. (Full list of NORML chapters in Texas.)
TSC is a bipartisan educational group focused on building safer communities by using costly law enforcement resources to prevent violent & property crime & through wider use of cite-&-release laws.
We are dedicated to the preservation of the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution (US and Texas) and the Bill of Rights. The promotion of personal and state sovereignty in Texas is our primary goal!