The Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) Education Fund is the research arm of the Texas Public Interest Research Group, an Austin-based lobbying group that focuses on left-of-center causes including restricting private donations in elections, combatting climate change, expanding public transportation, increasing government control of health care, and imposing “net neutrality.”  TexPIRG Education Fund largely issues reports that support the activist priorities of its parent, TexPIRG. 
Formed as the nonprofit arm of TexPIRG in 2004,  TexPIRG Education Fund is run by Luke Metzger, a longtime environmentalist activist who simultaneously works as the Executive Director of Environment Texas. 
Environment Texas a member of the Public Interest Network and advocates against fossil fuels and in favor of “green energy.”  Groups in this network have been deemed the “Liberal Sweatshop” for their labor practices. 
TexPIRG Education Fund focuses primarily on three issues: stopping antibiotic use in farming, increasing the use of public transportation, and restricting private donations in elections.  On the subject of elections, the organization alleges that “a small number of super-wealthy individuals and corporations” decide who wins campaigns, and it advocates overturning the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC and taxpayer financing of campaigns. 
TexPIRG Education Fund also engages in climate change activism, which relates to its advocacy for increased use of public transit and reduction in use of cars. The organization proposes taxing carbon and subsidizing so-called green energy sources  while expanding use of electric cars and busses. 
TexPIRG Education Fund advocated for broad-based societal shutdowns after the COVID-19 pandemic started.