FEATURED SPEAKERS

MEET BETO!

In March of 2017, Beto O’Rourke launched a historic 19-month campaign to represent all 28 million Texans in the U.S. Senate. Running the largest grassroots campaign the state had ever seen, he rejected all money from political action committees and personally visited each one of the 254 counties of Texas as he held over 350 town hall discussions. Beto ultimately received more votes than any Democrat in Texas history as he excited thousands of first-time voters to go to the polls. Beto is now the founder of Powered by People, an organization working to increase voter engagement.

MEET DELILAH!

Delilah Agho-Otoghile is an organizer and Democratic strategist with extensive experience in issue advocacy and electoral campaigns. She is the Co-founder of VoteSimple and is the National Field Director for Win Justice. Delilah also served as the Texas State Director for Beto for America and prior to that was the Field Director for Stacey Abrams' historic gubernatorial campaign.

MEET ANN!

Ann Johnson is a native Houstonian who has spent her career fighting for Texans, both in her early work as Harris County’s chief human trafficking prosecutor and in her work today representing the impoverished in our criminal justice system. Ann is running to represent House District 134 because we deserve a better advocate in the state legislature, one who will help our community overcome this crisis.

MEET WESLEY!

Captain Wesley Parish Hunt is a lifelong conservative and community activist who has dedicated his time in military service and volunteer work to protect our Country and improve the communities in which he resides. Wesley is very active in many organizations in the Houston area. Wesley is a member on the Board of Trustees at St. John’s School and has served as a mentor to youth in the community both at MacCormick Juvenile Detention center and Big Brother Big Sisters in Austin, TX. Wesley is now running for congress in Houston’s 7th congressional district.

MEET BRANDON!

Brandon Mack is a community activist and sociologist dedicated to issues related to the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation. He has conducted research on effemiphobia, and his work has been featured in a GLAAD Media Award winning article. He is a lead organizer with Black Lives Matter Houston. Co-Chapter Director of New Leaders Council - Houston. Screening Committee and Education and Advocacy Chair of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. He is also the Research Coordinator for the Mayor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board

MEET IZZY!

Hi all! I'm Izzy from Houston, Texas! I'm currently in Austin for college. I helped found and lead the Houston HUB of the Sunrise Movement, and I've done a lot of work with gun violence prevention lobbying/community solutions in Houston mainly through Students Demand Action!

MEET ALEXANDRIA!

Hello, my name is Alexandria King and I am one of the founders of youth engagement group PoweredxYouth, which works with Beto O'Rourke's grassroots organization PoweredxPeople aiming to turn out the voters of Texas and flip Texas blue. I am an 18-year-old activist from the Dallas area, but I am originally from Houston. I have work with seven political campaigns and groups, including the Collin Allred for Congress Campaign, Beto for America, Students for Biden, and now PoweredxYouth. I have served as an intern, fellow, and field organizer, and have led a myriad of campus political clubs and organizations. I graduated from Greenhill School and now am concentrating in Government at Harvard University

MEET OLGA!

Olga Sanabria Davila is a longtime activist for Puerto Rican rights in the U.S. and the decolonization and independence of Puerto Rico. She has also worked on this internationally and at the U.N., and has been active in solidarity with many world peoples.

MEET ELLA!

Hi everyone! My name is Ella Foes. I’m super excited to join this panel! I’m from the Chicago suburbs and am involved really heavily in Junior State of America as well as the ACLU, through which I’ve had a lot of opportunities to lead activism initiatives and learned more about which topics I’m passionate about! I’m a strong advocate for prison reform and reproductive rights especially.

MEET ANAUM!

Hi everyone! My name is Anaum and I’m from Florida.  I chair Florida High School Dems and I am an education justice organizer in my state.  I also run a  blog for South Asian women on instagram called @desigirlaesthetic as well as a branch off South Asian art history page @desiartaesthetic and a podcast within the same domain!

MEET WILLIAM!

William is a junior from Taunton, Massachusetts. William has been interested in politics since watching the Obama campaign win in 2008 due to the power of community organizing, but first got involved working at the New England Aquarium where he was exposed to climate injustices minority communities faced and the importance of standing up for those who don’t have a voice, and fighting fights that are righteous. Since then, he has established a chapter of MAHSD in Taunton, volunteered on different campaigns, ballot initiatives, legislative agendas, and is currently interning for a City Councilor.

 

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