People United - April 6, 2018

People United - April 6, 2018

Decriminalizing Homelessness / Celebrating Cesar Chavez's Legacy


People United presents coverage of both a press conference by the Decarcerate ATX coalition, which wants a repeal of city ordinances that put unreasonable burdens on Austin's homeless residents, and the 17th annual Cesar Chavez "¡Sí, Se Puede!" March on Austin's east side, which focused on issues affecting low-income Latino residents.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

At the press conference, Austin City Council member Greg Casar from District 4, John Elford of the University United Methodist Church, Cate Graziani and Chris Harris of Grassroots Leadership, Annette Price of the Texas Fair Defense Project, and Austin resident Alvin Sanderson spoke outside the Austin Convention Center on April 3, 2018.  At the march, Susana Almanza and Janie Rangel of PODER, Judy Cortez of the AFL-CIO's Austin-Area Central Labor Council, Democratic primary run-off candidates Maya Guerra Gamble and Aurora Martinez Jones for District Judge 459 of Travis County, Daniel Alberto Garcia of GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin, District 49 Rep. Gina Hinojosa and District 51 Rep. Eddie Rodriguez of the Texas House, Alicia Perez Hodge of the Raza Roundtable, Precinct 4 Constable George Morales of Travis County, Johnny Moreno of Young Scholars for Justice, and PODER intern Celine Rendon spoke at the A. B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center on March 31, 2018.