Texas Organizing Project-Ginny Goldman
Crossroads Progressive Women welcome Ginny Goldman, Executive Director of Texas Organizing Project (TOP) on April 30, 2012 from 5pm-7pm at the home of Larry and Suzanne LeBreque at 109 Waterstone. Goldman will share information on Theory for Change in Texas and the impact of TOP’s organizing and voter engagement programs. The Texas Organizing Project improves the lives of low- and moderate-income families by building power through community organizing and civic engagement. TOP is a membership-based organization that conducts issue advocacy, lobbying efforts, and electoral organizing on behalf of working families in Texas.
In two short years, Texas Organizing Project developed a staff of 25 leaders organizing in three counties, with a base of over 11,000 members and supporters. TOP’s recent work has successfully blocked a $92 million tax rebate for oil giant Valero Energy and secured an historic agreement with the Mayor of Houston to invest $60 million in low-income neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Ike.