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Best New Voice: Wise Up TX

Best New Voice: Wise Up TX
PHOTO BY Jana Birchum

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.

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