The Policymaker Task Force connects the work of Houston in Action to policy and other systems barriers to civic engagement. Texas Southern University, Rice University, and University of Houston are conducting a joint research project to identify policy and process barriers that prevent Harris County residents from civic participation. The project will enable an evidence-based and targeted approach to prioritizing the civic barriers the Task Force will address.
University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Local Elections in America Project
Texas Organizing Project
Voting Rights Program Lead
Texas Civil Rights Project
D. Teddy Rave
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center
Founder and Executive Director
Texas Health and Environmental Alliance
Public Citizen Texas
Regional Director of Harris County
Regardless of social identity, should have equal opportunities to participate in, and have a meaningful impact, on civic life.