2016 Future of Texas Honoree - Brianna Brown
Brianna Brown is a native Texan and the proud daughter of a sharecropper from the cotton fields of Crittenden County, Arkansas. She serves as Deputy Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), which promotes social and economic equality for low to moderate income Texans through community and electoral organizing.
Throughout her career she has worked to support, train, and challenge Texans of many backgrounds to reach their potential as leaders in their communities and in movements for equity and justice, in particular racial justice.
Her work was especially important in enrolling hundreds more Texans in health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act and delivering information to tens of thousands more. She was also a key figure in the Fed Up community-labor campaign, which won unprecedented commitments from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to take the concerns of everyday Texans into account in decision making. A graduate of Brown University, she holds degrees in Political Science and Africana Studies.