FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 2, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Rising Action, the youth organizing arm of the Texas Freedom Network, today congratulated Austin voters for seeing right through the Republican-front group Save Austin Now and rejecting Austin’s Proposition A at the ballot box.
Texas Rising Action Senior Director Rae Martinez released the following statement:
“The campaign to trick voters into approving Prop. A was driven by the disinformation of a group of political activists whose real goal was to pit Austinites against one another. It failed because Austin voters knew better than to buy the propaganda, and we congratulate them for it. City governments across the country have rightfully asked themselves some tough questions about how to properly fund police while truly protecting the health and safety of all of their residents. Those are questions that require an ongoing conversation that we should and must have. What everyone can see now is that political stunts like Prop. A are not an answer.”
Texas Rising Action, a project of the Texas Freedom Network, builds the power of a rising generation of young Texans, with an emphasis on communities of color, by advocating for change in the cities and towns where they live and at the ballot box.