TOP congratulates Dallas ISD Trustee Dustin Marshall on re-election win

Dustin Marshall

The following is a statement by Allison Brim, Education Campaign Director for the Texas Organizing Project, on Dustin Marshall winning re-election as Trustee for Dallas ISD, District 2 on Saturday:

“Texas Organizing Project (TOP) congratulates our endorsed candidate, Dustin Marshall, on a hard-fought victory Saturday night.

“TOP members endorsed Dustin because he has been a proven champion on fighting for and winning positive changes to Dallas ISD discipline policies, making our schools safe for all students, and supporting adequate funding to improve our schools.

“Our organization looks forward to working with him to win even more improvements for Dallas schools.”

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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 Congratulates Endorsed Candidate Ron Nirenberg on Winning San Antonio Mayoral Race

Nirenberg

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 in Dallas

Dallas City skyline at dusk, Texas, USA

Building a stronger, more equitable Texas starts with electing the right people who will help us win on the issues that affect our communities.

That’s why over the last few weeks, TOP members in Dallas County have invested their time and energy interviewing local candidates to find the ones most dedicated to championing issues important to communities of color – thriving schools, healthy neighborhoods, a more fair criminal justice system and protecting the rights of immigrants.

Our members endorsed the following candidates who are fighting for working families and students in our city and schools:

Dominique Torres, candidate for Dallas City Council, District 5, is an attorney, long-time community advocate and an active TOP member since 2015. A Dallas native, she grew up in Pleasant Grove and is the first in her family to graduate from college.

As a vocal leader against police brutality, she will fight for tested policies that will address crime and build more trust within our communities. As a TOP member, she understands the importance of grassroots organizing to win changes. The area she calls home has been neglected for far too long, and she is determined to bring civic engagement and economic prosperity back to Pleasant Grove.

Dustin Marshall, Dallas ISD Trustee, District 2, is a business owner and father of four who has advocated for educational opportunities for all children for over 15 years.

During his short time as a Dallas ISD Trustee he has been a champion for replacing suspensions with proven solutions in an effort to halt the pipeline to prison, in particular for young Black students and special education students. Trustee Marshall is also a supporter of the community school model and a strong opponent of private school vouchers.

Early voting is Monday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 2. Remember that by voting early you can vote at any polling location in your county, whether it be on your way to work, school or the grocery store. Click here for a list of early voting locations across Dallas County! Election Day is Saturday, May 6.

Pol. Adv. paid for by Texas Organizing Project