Airlift Adds a New Group to the Voter Motor Fund: MOVE San Antonio/ Texas
Started by six University of Texas students in 2013, MOVE San Antonio (now MOVE Texas) has become a major force in our nation’s 7th largest city. Driven by students, they work aggressively to overcome the voter suppression tactics, racism and intimidation that have become the tools of choice of Texas Republicans.
MoveTX is unstoppable. They tripled the under-35 vote, becoming the decisive force behind the election of a progressive mayor in 2017. They are registering 30,000 new voters for the 2018 general election–with two congressional seats in play. They run a year-round leadership development program and fight for immigrant rights, affordable housing, voting rights and accessible elections.
MoveTX teaches civics and organizing to women and men in the Bexar County Jail. They stopped ICE from knocking on doors. They just got Paid Sick Leave on the ballot. Airlift donations will help raise the hourly pay of 15 MoveTX fellows, who work 20-25 hours a week, from $11 to $15 per hour.