At the event, around 40 community members and UT students discussed reproductive freedom with members of ACLU of Texas. Reproductive justice in Texas can sometimes be a losing issue, said Drucilla Tigner, an American Civil Liberties Union of Texas abortion rights political strategist.
Both Travis County and Austin officials praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to not include a citizenship question in the 2020 census, citing the financial security the ruling offers Texans.
Hundreds of people holding posters and banners marched through downtown Austin on July 4 to protest the Trump administration's use of detention centers along the southern border. “This is a holiday that celebrates freedom, and we couldn’t just let it happen as usual,” protest organizer Crystal Bird Caviel said.
Julián Castro spoke at a state party fundraiser Friday in downtown Austin. The former San Antonio mayor commended voters for their increased support after last week’s debate and talked about his campaign policies, touching on immigration, women’s rights and free public tuition for public universities.
Several dozen UT students, Austinites and volunteer hosts from the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America gathered on campus Wednesday evening to learn about modern socialism from one of the subject’s most prominent writers.