The 2020 election is nearly in the rearview mirror, but many questions about what happened in Texas remain unanswered – especially for Texas Democrats, who hoped to flip the state for the first time since 1976, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
The goal of this Roundtable is to get a sense of how people in their day to day lives are feeling about and affected by the results of the election, and assess the needs of our communities in Texas cities that have faced the brunt of our steepest challenges in the past year, and as we move into 2021.
What can we make of the results of the election up and down the ballot? What is the future of transit in Austin after the passing of Proposition A, and what still must be done? What health care policy issues should be at the forefront in 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage? What role does progressivism play in Austin and other Texas cities, and what is its electoral future in Texas?
• Susana Almanza – East Austin Activist & Founder of PODER
• Carmen Llanes Pulido – Community Organizer and Executive Director of Go Austin Vamos Austin
• Brooke Shannon – PhD Candidate in Political Science and Government at UT Austin
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