MOVE Texas Civic Fund is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization building power in underrepresented youth communities through civic education, leadership development, and issue advocacy. We are working hard to build a great future and empower great new leaders—such as yourself—to keep making it greater. We’re building a better Texas by empowering young people to have a voice in our poltics (and registering a thousands of young people in the process.)

And yeah, we’re an acronym. Mobilize. Organize. Vote. Empower. Live it.

MOVE Texas Civic Fund started as MOVE San Antonio Foundation in 2013 by a small group of dedicated students at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) that wanted to increase participation in local elections. As a student organization, those original students registered over 1,000 young voters in their first 60 days. 

MOVE’s impact quickly spread to campuses across San Antonio that wanted to start their own student chapters. In 2015, they came together to formalize their work and founded a nonprofit organization called MOVE San Antonio Foundation to expand their reach to campuses across the community. At that time, MOVE San Antonio Foundation joined a national coalition called The Bus Federation, now called the Alliance for Youth Organizing, to help support the newly formed nonprofit and uplift its young leaders.

In 2018, MOVE expanded outside of San Antonio to Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, and Austin, reorganizing as the MOVE Texas Civic Fund. A year of tremendous growth, MOVE Texas added 12 new staff members, grew its budget by 900%, held the largest National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) drive in the country, and registered more than 30,000 young people to vote across Texas. In 2019, MOVE Texas expanded its operation to Dallas, and in 2020 expanded to Houston, Fort Worth, Denton, and Corpus Christi.

Historically, MOVE Texas has focused a bulk of its work on voter registration, registering over 50,000 voters for the 2020 election season. Other work areas involve taking civic duty a step further from registration by providing civic education and nonpartisan issue education, so registered voters can follow through with an informed vote.