Teachers at Tribfest Meet Up with Raise Your Hand Texas


September 23, 2023 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Raise Your Hand Texas
1005 Congress Ave
10th floor
Austin, TX 78701
United States
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JoLisa Hoover -

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Issues that impact you will be discussed at Open Congress, held during the Texas Tribune Festival and we want to hear from you!  You are invited to meet Raise Your Hand Texas on Congress Avenue in Austin on Saturday, September 23rd for Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival – all for free and open to everyone, no Festival ticket needed! Join us for any of our events, but especially for the event to appreciate teachers and listen to your thoughts at 10:30 a.m. after the panel.  We hope you will invite other teachers that you know! 


Saturday, September 23, 2023 Open Congress

Schedule at a Glance


Join Raise Your Hand Texas for breakfast tacos and grab a Say No to Vouchers button before you head to TribFest panels!

8:30 a.m. –9:00 a.m. Come-and-Go Breakfast & Buttons

Raise Your Hand Texas offices (1st floor)

(located across the lawn from the Capitol) 

1005 Congress Ave., Suite SUITE 150

Austin, TX 78701 

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Panel:  The War Over School Choice

Open Congress, Lone Star Tent 

Four state lawmakers will discuss vouchers and whether compromise is possible. 

Featuring:  Rep. Brad Buckley, Rep.James Frank, Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, Rep. James Talarico

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Raise Your Hand Texas Teacher Meet Up

We invite teachers to join Raise Your Hand Texas to share your thoughts about the panel and how to be involved during the upcoming special legislative session. We will also have some special swag for teachers.  

Raise Your Hand Texas offices (10th floor)

(located across the lawn from the Capitol) 

1005 Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78701 

Teachers RSVP here: https://advocacy.raiseyourhandtexas.org/teacherstribfest  

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About the host
JoLisa Hoover