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First-hand opinions of everyday Texans on local and national politics, policies, and other major issues affecting their lives.

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First-hand opinions of everyday Texans on local and national politics, policies, and other major issues affecting their lives.

    Chants on a March for Justice - Thousands of protesters in Austin

    Chants on a March for Justice - Thousands of protesters in Austin

    These are 11 minutes of raw audio recorded among protest marchers on Sunday, June 7, in Austin, Texas, in support of Black Lives Matter, Mike Ramos, the Austin Justice Coalition, and against racism and police brutality.  This was during a march from Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin toward the closed and fortified Texas Capitol grounds downtown.

    • 11 min
    To Black Men, and To Everyone - Chas at the June 7 Austin protest

    To Black Men, and To Everyone - Chas at the June 7 Austin protest

    This is an excerpt of Chas Moore's speech at the protest for Mike Ramos, Black Lives Matter, and against police brutality, in Austin on Sunday, June 7, starting at Huston-Tillotson University.  Chas is the founder of the Austin Justice Coalition.
    The cover art photo shows people holding signs saying, "I love you I'm sorry," "I stand with you", "Black lives matter," and more.

    • 3 min
    How do you win a local Texas election? A talk with Sheri Soltes, candidate for Travis County Commissioner

    How do you win a local Texas election? A talk with Sheri Soltes, candidate for Travis County Commissioner

    Sheri Soltes is a nonprofit CEO in Austin, Texas, and she's running for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 3, covering parts of Austin, Lakeway, Lago Vista, and other parts of this Central Texas county.  She talks about why this race matters to her, as well as the work it takes to win a local Texas election.  Her campaign site is: SheriForTexas.com

    • 14 min
    How I Became a Prison Activist - Terri in Austin

    How I Became a Prison Activist - Terri in Austin

    Dr. Terri LeClercq advocates for prisoners' civil rights.  Her past career as an English teacher at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law informs her current activism, along with a past arrest.

    • 4 min
    Be the Change You Want to See - Ellen in Austin

    Be the Change You Want to See - Ellen in Austin

    "Write to the people who piss you off.  You don't have to just be angry all the time."  Ellen is a retired reporter in Austin who wants to change the current government administration in power.  She wants people to get motivated to act on their values instead of waiting for others.

    • 3 min
    I Talk to My Texas Representatives - Larry in Austin

    I Talk to My Texas Representatives - Larry in Austin

    Larry is a self-described activist with a background as a software developer.  Now retired, today he is active in political causes largely to feel better about his own mental health. He knocks on doors, talks to his Congressional representatives with personal stories, talks to his neighbors, travels to Washington DC, and develops relationships.  Here he gives his practical thoughts on Senators Cornyn and Cruz and Representative Williams in the 25th District in Texas.

    • 6 min

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