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Record Turnout in Run-Off Election Pushes Democratic Party Toward Change
State and local races show the blue getting bluer
"...lopsided defeat, incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore was unseated by Workers Defense Project Executive Director José Garza by more than..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County
The votes are in!
"...that reflected both courthouse tensions between prosecutors and the defense bar and the county's general trend toward electing women..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Then There's This: One Step Forward ...
Updates on Barton Springs, Gables Hotel, and amphitheatres
"...The rezoning of the proposed Gables Residential/Hotel ZaZa project at Fourth and Guadalupe passed last week on a..."

March 15, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Soccer Sites
Precourt unveils McKalla Plan
"...addressed by a PSV-funded community benefit. He said the project was "heading toward" that direction, but noted he had..."

May 18, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Daily Hustle: 6/24/10
Liveblogging City Council
"...3:37pm: Item 87, the Workers Defense Project resolution pulled by Spelman, is now up...."

June 24, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Opinion: Investing in Working-Class Communities Is Central to Our Public Safety
Travis County D.A. Jose Garza argues we must invest time and resources the root cause of crime – instability
"...and a half centuries – and now – American workers have contributed to the most vibrant and successful economy..."

Sept. 10, 2021 Column by José Garza

Ten Key Moments in a Year of Endless Texas Election Drama
Vote Early and Often
"...races for district and county attorney. In the former, Workers Defense Project leader José Garza resoundingly defeated incumbent D.A...."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: About That D.A. Race ...
Point Austin dissents from the Chronicle Editorial Board’s view of the incumbent
"...fine person who has done good work with the Workers Defense Project, and attorney Erin Martinson has been a..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Column by Michael King

Austin’s Sexual Assault Controversies Roil the District Attorney’s Race
Margaret Moore's controversial handling of rape cases brings opponents to the race
"...Martinson's fellow challenger José Garza agrees that a root..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
"...and as a former board chair of the nonprofit Workers Defense Project, Vela has worked to protect workers' rights..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

HD 46: Ready for the Main Event
High stakes in Dukes' race
"...Cole and Jose "Chito" Vela, who served as the Workers Defense Project's board chair and as a city Planning..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Dawnna Dukes Indicted
State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office
"...step down. Last week, two declared candidates – former Workers Defense Project board president Chito Vela and former Austin..."

Jan. 18, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Where the Money Went
Report targets Texas Enterprise Fund and other incentive programs
"...On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Workers Defense Project, in collaboration with the LBJ School’s Ray..."

Feb. 3, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

News Roundup: Buehler, Bikes, & Uber
Uber hates City Council; bicyclists love it
"...a Travis County grand jury to indict Peaceful Streets Project co-founder Antonio Buehler for charges stemming from his Aug...."

Nov. 16, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Council: Midterm Report Cards
The Chronicle grades new Council members
" constituents led him astray into the ill-conceived barbecue-smoke-abatement project – meatier heads prevailed; internal D3 politics may provide..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Cheer for Love
Scenes from Marriage Equality Day at the county clerk's office
"...9) The staff of Workers Defense Project – a nonprofit fighting for fair employment..."

June 29, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Abe Louise Young

News Roundup: No Justice, No Peace
Shootings, protests, and politics
" “unemployed former lobbyist for WDP” (that is, the Workers Defense Project, a nonprofit advocating successfully for workers rights..."

Dec. 1, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

The End of S-Comm?
Will Obama's executive action end ICE holds?
"...noted that the president's action remained a partial step. Workers Defense Project Exec­u­tive Dir­ec­tor Cristina Tzintzún posted a statement,..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Riley and Tovo Join the Mix
Incumbents enter and 10-1 Races Begin to Take Shape
"...Susana Almanza, co-director of People Organized in the Defense of Earth and Her Resources announced her candidacy earlier..."

April 7, 2014 News Post by Michael King

"...› On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Workers Defense Project led a demonstration against the contractors on..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature

Civics 101
"...OF THE FALLEN/DÍA DE LOS CAÍDOS March with the Workers Defense Project to remind local policymakers that construction workers..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Column

"...› After the Workers Defense Project last week issued a report alleging widespread..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature

"...for a site to build a manufact­uring center. The Workers Defense Project rallied Wednesday on behalf of the construction..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature

Then There's This: We Can Do Better
Has City Council learned anything from the election?
"...immediate outcry. There are other concerns as well. The Workers Defense Project fears the development deal won't include fair..."

May 25, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Council: Task Lists and Wish Lists
On the agenda: Green Water Treatment Plant, Seaholm, urban rail and Austin Pets Alive!
"...developer's resistance to certain affordable housing guarantees, and the Workers' Defense Project has scheduled an early evening rally in..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Civics 101
"...COUNCIL ACTION FOR WORKERS City Council is voting Thursday on the proposed Trammell..."

April 6, 2012 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 12-19
"...WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT PARTY Help celebrate City Council's recent passage..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...November 2012 comprehensive bond package bundling traditional capital improvement projects with an urban rail election (Item 88) and adding..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 6/21/10
Lining up items from council
" breaks and the provision of drinking water for workers at construction sites within the City . (Council Member..."

June 21, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 10-16
"...WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT NEEDS VOLUN­TEERS Join the struggle to protect..."

June 11, 2010 News Column

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