Activist Friday: Q & A with Magge from #TxRising at UHD

Texas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s project to engage young people in the political process, relies on some incredible individuals doing great work on their college campuses and in their communities all across the state. We’d like to introduce you to some of these amazing young activists advocating for a better, more fair Texas.

Today we’re profiling Magge Nunez from Texas Rising at the University of Houston-Downtown.

What issues are you passionate about?
Magge NunezTruth be told, I feel very passionate for various issues. We live in a very corrupted world, and I feel as if it is my duty to use my voice and privilege to speak for others. With that in mind I am very passionate for womens’ rights, and fighting against any type of discrimination.

Why does a project like Texas Rising matter to you?
Texas Rising has been such an amazing organization that I have been lucky to be affiliated with. When I went to the Summer Institute last year it was such an extraordinary feeling to have so many people in a room who have the same passion as you and who want to make a difference. That is why Texas Rising is so important to me. It is an organization that truly exercises their passion to make a difference for future generations to come.

What would an ideal Texas look like to you?
That is very simple, an ideal Texas would be a place where people can live their life without any fear. A Texas where women have the right to do what they want with their bodies, a Texas where black people won’t have to fear getting shot, a Texas that acknowledges a same-sex couple.