Austin Interfaith Grills Candidates on Child Poverty
300 leaders of Austin Interfaith convened Mayoral and County Judge candidates for a teach-in and accountability session on Austin child poverty (30%), affordability, investments in human development and local immigration reforms. In addition to yes / no responses, candidates were given several minutes to explain how they would work with the organization to address child poverty and inequality. Assembly night highlights included Mayoral candidate consensus on local immigration reforms (municipal identification and withdrawal) and Judge candidates commitments transforming from “No” to “Yes” on doubling County investments in job training program Capital IDEA. Additional coverage of the statistics and stories below.
[Photo Credit: Austin Monitor]
Austin Mayoral Candidates Offer Different Approaches on Affordability, Austin American Statesman
Austin Interfaith Grills Mayoral Candidates on Affordability, Austin Monitor
The Campaign Continues: Catching Up with Mayor and County Judge Wannabes, Austin Chronicle
Austin Interfaith Accountability Session Today, Austin Monitor
Full- length video, Austin Interfaith