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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

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...The oral history project is a small piece of Delgado's work as the..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Austin Freshmen Survive in Unflipped House as the County Sees a Dem Landslide
The blueberry abides (barely)
"...Goodwin enjoyed the endorsement of such influential groups as Workers Defense Action Fund, Sierra Club, and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas,..."

Nov. 6, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Election Ticker: Are We There Yet?
The latest – and last! – news from the campaign trail before Election Day
"...As for her own race, while Hegar projected her usual brio and applauded the state's bonkers turnout..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Oops!
"...of Two Propositions" (News, Oct. 15), we incorrectly stated Workers Defense Project endorsed Proposition A. Workers Defense Action Fund..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column

Election Ticker: A Tale of Two Propositions
Prop A jostling amid record-breaking voting stats
"...rate election that would fund the "initial investment" of Project Connect. On Monday several local business owners, including Esther's..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Austin at Large: The Costly Pastime of Politics
The big bucks are rolling in to local candidates and PACs. Why, and for what?
"...But for its biggest cause of the moment, opposing Project Connect and Proposition A, it certainly seems to me..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Opinion: Time to Look in the Mirror on Housing
Builder David Whitworth asks, is protecting single family zoning a Republican or Democrat issue?
"...our council members, it is the same position. In defense of our council members, they do support subsidized housing,..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Column by David Whitworth

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

Opinion: History Says Now Is the Time to Invest in Transit
Transformative projects like the San Antonio Riverwalk and UT Tower were forged during troubled times
"...the old Austin High School, and many other public projects were built during this time. Like prior generations, we..."

June 26, 2020 Column by Chito Vela

Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
COVID-19 remains a hazard as thousands return to job sites
"...combat the spread of COVID-19 had only allowed some projects that were not considered “critical infrastructure” (those supporting public..."

April 3, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Opinion: Coronavirus Is Exposing the Threat the Texas GOP Poses to Public Health
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez explains why a government that takes care of its people builds a healthier and safer country
"...Senate candidate for Texas and founder of Jolt and Workers Defense Project. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera,..."

March 27, 2020 Column by Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
The most at risk
"...make sure our processes are conducted safely." [inset-1-right] Helping Workers Survive..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Criminal Justice Advocates and Officials at Odds Over Pandemic Precautions
Campaigning by another name
"...Early this week, Workers Defense Project director (and District Attorney candidate) José Garza..."

March 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
"...As low-wage workers will be among the hardest hit by COVID-19 workplace..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Latest on COVID-19 and Its Effects on Austin
Our News team's ongoing coverage of events in Austin and Texas
"...ongoing efforts to halt paid sick leave for Texas workers...."

March 13, 2020 News Post by the News Staff

Amid Coronavirus, Labor Advocates Call on State to End Attack on Paid Sick Leave
Abbott fails to account for millions who can’t just “work from home”
"...ongoing efforts to halt paid sick leave for Texas workers...."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Fragmented Senate Contest Becomes a Fight Between Royce West and MJ Hegar
Winner will challenge long-term GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn
"...Tzintzún Ramirez, a founder of both the Workers Defense Project and the Latinx organizing group Jolt, said..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

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

Mi Vida Dentro Documentary Spotlights Rosa Jimenez Case
Activists organize screening as Jimenez awaits D.A.’s Office decision on a retrial
"...with help from the Justice Collaborative, Austin Jus­tice Coalition, Workers Defense Action Fund, and Austin Community Law Center –..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...causes. But as a youthful founder of both the Workers Defense Project and Jolt Action, Tzintzún Ramirez has demonstrated..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

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

Now Speaking at SXSW: Ozzy Osbourne, Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae
Plus: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Judd Apatow, Desus & Mero
"...Women’s Law Center and co-founder of TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, Fatima Goss Graves...."

Feb. 11, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races
"...Attorney, where incumbent Margaret Moore faces aggressive challenges from Workers Defense Project co-director José Garza and attorney Erin Martinson...."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature 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

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...6 Organizing for Power, Unite Here Local 23, Communications Workers of America, 350 Action, Latino Victory, Working Families Party,..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

U.S. Senate Candidate Tzintzún Ramirez's Campaign "Joke" Raises Eyebrows
An endorsement from Susan Sarandon didn't help matters
"...(a supporter of Tzintzún Ramirez since her days at Workers Defense Project). Baldwin might be wondering if that means..."

Jan. 6, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Local and State Election Ticker
Mamas Walking, Mamas Voting Edition
"...candidate Mike Siegel announced his endorsement by United Farm Workers hero (and UFW co-founder) Dolores Huerta, who is credited..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
The latest from the local campaign trails
"...AFSCME Local 1624 campaign affiliate VOTE PAC decided on..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...decision in June – and the activists and social workers who encouraged them before and after – brought real..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

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