Virtual City Council Candidate Forum: Institutional Racism in Austin

Start: Monday, October 12, 2020 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Monday, October 12, 2020 8:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

Host Contact Info: undoingwhitesupremacy@gmail.com

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Virtual City Council Candidate Forum: Institutional Racism in Austin

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Institutional and systemic racism have been in the national spotlight lately, but what is your local government doing here in Austin? How do your local candidates feel about issues that are important to you, and how will local politicians represent your interests if you elect them?

To find out more, join us for a virtual City Council Candidate Forum co-sponsored by Communities of Color United (CCU), Grassroots Leadership, & Undoing White Supremacy Austin.

Did you know:

  • Austin City Council has 10 seats—half of those seats are up for grabs this election!

  • City Council can make big changes that affect you and your community on a day-to-day basis, including decisions about city budget and policy

  • Your City Council member represents YOU!

As a member of the Austin community, you have the right to have your voice heard at the polls and access to the information you need to make informed decisions in the voting booth.

Join us in community to meet your City Council candidates and learn more about their views and commitments concerning institutional racism in Austin.  

Forum discussion will focus on issues of policing, gentrification, and funding for R.E.A.L. solutions. Specifically, candidates will be asked to discuss their commitments to the RISE (COVID relief) fund, development of the Austin Equity Office, funding for Austin Public Health, and access to low-income housing.

WHEN: October 12, 2020

  • Discussion with candidates for Districts 4 & 10: 5pm

  • Discussion with candidates for Districts 2, 6, & 7: 6:30pm

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