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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.

    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
    Why I'm an Activist - Stephanie in Austin

    Why I'm an Activist - Stephanie in Austin

    Stephanie started standing up for what she believed in, through protest, when she was young.  Today, she continues pushing for social and political causes around Texas as an activist.  Some of her causes include reproductive rights, anti-racism, prison reform, environmentalism, and human rights.

    • 3 min
    Impeachment, Environment, Humor, and Hope - Bobbie from Austin

    Impeachment, Environment, Humor, and Hope - Bobbie from Austin

    75-year-old Bobbie in Austin is a very politically involved cartoonist and educator.  She advocates for many goals close to her, through art, rallies, postcarding, and voter registration.  She talks about why she does all this. 

    • 2 min

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