Anti nuclear waste campaign
Paul Wellstone was back in Texas in 1998, responding to requests from a coalition of groups in West Texas, Wellstone became the Senate’s greatest single obstacle to a plan that would have made the tiny town of Sierra Blanca the nation’s next nuclear waste dump.
Wellstone was the only U.S. Senator to stand with members of the Texas House delegation and residents of Sierra Blanca in opposition to the Sierra Blanca site. He joined Lloyd Doggett, Ciro Rodriguez, Silvestre Reyes, and Sierra Blanca Catholic pastor Rev. Ralph Solis at a Capitol press conference called by opponents of the Sierra Blanca dump. 
Participants in the Communist Party USA’s conference on the 2004 elections in New York City, Jan. 31, say they returned to their home districts and plunged into voter registration and other election work that bodes well for a huge “dump Bush” vote next Nov. 2.
Hernando Martinez of San Antonio, one of 10 delegates from Texas, said the Party in the Lone Star State is in the thick of the fight against Republican gerrymandering that has targeted pro-labor Democrats. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas), chair of the Hispanic Caucus, was declared the loser to his primary opponent, Henry Cuellar, a Democrat with ties to GOP Gov. Rick Perry. Two boxes stuffed with 300 Cuellar votes were found after the votes had been counted. Rodriguez has gone to court charging fraud. “That has to be one of our major concerns in this election. Bush will steal votes, do anything to stay in power,” Martinez said. 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
In 2011 Ciro Rodriguez was a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Stonewall Democrats endorsement
Rodriguez received $3000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008.
- Texas Observer, Remembering Wellstone by Louis Dubose Published on Friday, November 8, 2002
-  Peoples Weekly World April 24 2004, The CPUSA fires up its members to ‘Dump Bush!’, Tim Wheeler
- Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio June 2012 Meeting of the Membership