Jana Birchum

Best New Voice

Wise Up TX

Fresher than Will Smith circa 1991, Azra Siddiqi – founder of Wise Up TX – is werkin' hard to increase voter engagement through social media and through her podcast. With the perfect mix of sass and well-timed snark, Azra's mission is simple: to educate South Asians, millennials, and anyone willing to listen about what's going on in local and national politics.