Jobs & Financial Security

For too many Texas households, working a full-time job is no longer enough to support a family and provide security in retirement. Texans in low-wage employment are forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet and still experience difficulties affording rent, food, and reliable transportation. Additionally, low-wage workers face challenges of debt while lacking the ability to save for a secure retirement. Texas public policy must support work, ensure employers pay livable wages, and prioritize health and wellness over profit.

Fair 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.

Paid Sick Days

Paid sick days promote healthier communities, support our economy’s lowest-paid workers, and build a stronger and productive Texas workforce, but approximately 40 percent 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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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.