TOP Congratulates Endorsed Candidate Ron Nirenberg on Winning San Antonio Mayoral Race

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The following is a statement by Michelle Tremillo, executive director of the Texas Organizing Project, on tonight’s election of Ron Nirenberg as San Antonio’s mayor:

“We congratulate Ron Nirenberg on his win, and look forward to working with him in making San Antonio a.more equitable city where all families are able to thrive.

“Our members endorsed and worked hard with our labor allies, the Communication Workers of America and SEIU Texas, to elect Nirenberg because they saw him as the candidate who would fight for underserved neighborhoods and would lead the effort to close the greatest-in-the-nation economic inequality gap.

“During the runoff, TOP talked to more than 13,000 voters, at their doors and on the phone to get out the vote and have our community’s voice heard.

“It’s clear from tonight’s results that a majority of voters share our view that San Antonio needs new leaders that when faced with a justice crisis like SB4, won’t say not now.

“At TOP, we believe that electing our endorsed candidates is just the beginning. Now comes the hard work of keeping all of our elected officials accountable. We’re ready to work with Mayor-Elect Nirenberg to create a city that works for ALL San Antonians.”

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Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Brown communities in Texas’ three largest counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.

TOP announces endorsed candidates for San Antonio City Council

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The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) has released its list of endorsed city council candidates who show the most commitment to tackling the city’s challenges of racial and economic disparities, particularly in the areas of employment, housing, immigration and criminal justice.

TOP, under the platform #SA4ALL, is knocking on doors this municipal election urging the participation of infrequent voters by promoting a four-pronged solution to inequality in San Antonio: Creating more good-paying jobs, expanding neighborhoods of opportunity, protecting our families and immigrant neighbors, and granting more second chances while reforming our local criminal justice system.

Early voting is Monday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 2. Election Day is Saturday, May 6.

For more information on TOP’s #SA4ALL campaign, please visit www.sa4all.org.

Endorsements:
San Antonio Mayor: (No endorsement)
City Council, District 1: Michael Montaño
City Council, District 4: Rey Saldaña
City Council, District 5: Shirley Gonzalez
City Council, District 7: Ana Sandoval

Pol. adv. paid for by Texas Organizing Project

SA Mayoral and Council candidate forum

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SAN ANTONIO – Time is winding down leading to the General Election in May.

A candidate forum was held on the West Side Monday night to allow people to get to know the top candidates who could soon lead the city of San Antonio.

Questions from the audience were at times tough and often rooted in personal experiences.

Texas Organizing Project hosted the forum.

The group identified four key areas important to voters; including wages, immigration rights, criminal justice reform, and improving neighborhoods.

Organizer Laquita Garcia with TOP said, “We encourage people to vote on issues that affect their families and everyday lives and it’s important when they go to the polls they remember who are champions two issues that affect the most.”

Candidates were asked to sign an agreement that if elected they would honor campaign promises.

The group that hosted the forum plans to announce endorsements Tuesday.

This story originally aired 4/10/2017 on News4SA.