The Issues: A new BIPOC & QTPOC centered interview series

(July 2020)

We’re so excited to share a new video series we created where we interview local politicians, activists, leaders and more, and ask them questions that are important to BIPIC and QTPOC communities.

The first three of these interviews are created in partnership with La Politica. In these videos we interview candidates in three races (District Attorney, County Attorney and County Court at Law #4) and asked them important questions regarding THE ISSUES affecting BIPOC and QTPOC communities.  Travis County Primary Runoff elections that will take place July 14th! 

Topics Covered: 

  1. Police Accountability

  2. Racial Inequities

  3. Protecting Immigrant Communities

  4. Rebuilding Community Trust

  5. Trans Rights

  6. Domestic Violence (County Court)

“Civic engagement isn’t the only tool of resistance but it’s so important we participate in our local elections to make a difference in our communities and make sure our voices are heard. Keeping our elected officials accountable starts at the ballot box.” - Diana Gomez, La Politica (and Frida Friday ATX Civic Engagement Coordinator)

For more information on what role these three offices play in Travis County, check out these great descriptions from ChingonaFestTX, they also include who is running in the current run-off. 

Below is our first interview panel with Dimple Malhotra & Margaret Chen Kercher. They are the two candidates in a runoff to fill the seat of Judge for Court at Law #4 (Travis County’s only Domestic Violence court): 

Below is our second interview panel with Delia Garza & Laurie Eiserloh. They are the two candidates in a runoff to fill the seat of County Attorney:

Below is our last interview with Jose Garza. He’s one of the candidates in the runoff to fill the seat of District Attorney. We reached out to opponent Margaret Moore’s campaign multiple times to set up an interview but they did not respond with an available time. 

For more information on what other candidates are on your ballot, where you can vote and what you should bring, visit: *** please note that CURBSIDE VOTING is available in certain areas, please call to set this up! ***

We’d like to thank our Frida Friday ATX community caregivers who helped in the creation support of this series:  Las Ofrendas, La Poltiica, Edward Rendon and our comadres!

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