Get Engaged

The Texas Legislature only meets for five months every two years in a regular session to update our state’s laws. In 2023, we took full advantage of this narrow opportunity by working in a bipartisan, collaborative way to deliver one of the industry’s best sessions to date thanks to the TRA’s 70 Wins in 70 Days.
Even when the legislature is not in session, we must constantly engage at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure we protect and advance the entire industry—from single-unit, family-run restaurants and food trucks to the largest chains and franchisees. We can’t do it alone, however. 

The TRA works with lawmakers at every level, regardless of their political party, to make sure all foodservice businesses are heard.

Our voices are stronger together. Here’s how you can join our advocacy efforts at the Texas Capitol and beyond:
  1. Please invest in our efforts here. Leading local, state, and federal advocacy efforts in a state as large as Texas is incredibly expensive, and so every dollar is meaningful and appreciated!
  2. Become a member of the TRA and encourage your colleagues to join too. Our numbers and our diversity are our strength.
  3. Make sure you’re registered and have a plan to vote in each election if you’re eligible. More information here.

Thank you for helping us support restaurants across Texas!

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