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Chanté Davis is a lead organizer in the Sunrise Movment, a youth-led climate action organization. by

Teens for a Green New Deal

Sixteen-year-old climate organizer Chanté Davis on how change could start with young people in Texas.

Chanté Davis, a 16-year-old New Orleans native, knows that climate change is urgent and personal. In 2005, she and her family evacuated right before Hurricane ...Read More

José Garza, candidate for Travis County District Attorney, stands for a portrait in East Austin, Tex., on Sept. 25, 2020. (Tamir Kalifa for The Texas Observer) by

José Garza Redefines ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

José Garza represents a new wave of reform-minded DAs who want to end the war on drugs and prosecute police officers who kill.

“Progressive prosecutor” can sound like a catchall descriptor for any district attorney willing to pack fewer bodies into jails and prisons. But one race th...Read More

John Henneberger has been an advocate for low-income Texans since 1974. by

The Future of Fair Housing in Texas

John Henneberger has spent 45 years advocating for Texans’ right to have a safe, affordable place to live.

In 1974, while he was an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, John Henneberger started volunteering with a community group in Clarksville, a form...Read More

Texas Tech professor Katharine Hayhoe was named a U.N. Champion of the Earth in September for her work communicating the effects of climate change. by

How Katharine Hayhoe Stays Hopeful as the Planet Warms

The Texas Tech professor and lead author on the last three National Climate Assessments wants you to talk about how to live in a warming world.

Katharine Hayhoe loves talking to her Uber drivers—it’s one way she practices finding common ground on climate change with just about anyone. A Texas Tech p...Read More

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