In our latest episode, we talk with parent, educator, and former TX-24 candidate Candace Valenzuela about making the decision to run for office, why progressivism is really common sense, and how early investment is key.
Serita Fontanesi, Executive Director of Emerge Texas, joins us on the Tex Mix to talk about the organization, and some exciting upcoming events that are perfect if you're thinking about running for office in Texas.
Lois Kim, the Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival, joins us to talk about the preeminent literary organization of Texas. We’ll chat about their awesome Reading Rock Stars program, some of her favorite Texas authors, and what she thinks about Matthew McConaughey’s memoir.
We are kicking off the second half of our second season with an amazing progressive candidate running for city council in Round Rock: Janneke Parrish. Janneke tells us why she decided to become a candidate, and what it's like to run for local office. And if you have a local election coming up, don't forget to vote!
Today we are joined by Stephanie Gomez, a reproductive justice advocate, with a compelling story about how she became such a fierce proponent of abortion. We'll talk about the seven anti-choice bills that were debated in the state house, and more about the stigma around abortion.
Today we are discussing the state of abortion access in Texas. We are joined by Neesha Davé from the Lilith Fund and Nikiya Natale from Texas Equal Access Fund to talk about anti-choice legislation, why abortion funds are so necessary in Texas, and Rosie's Law, which would repeal bans on Medicaid and private insurance from covering abortions.
Lilith Fund: lilithfund.org
Texas Equal Access Fund: teafund.org
To learn more about Rosie's Law, please visit: RosiesLaw.org
State Rep. Jasmine Crockett joins us to discuss the Governor's latest executive order ending mask mandates, lessons learned from the blackout, and how she's using TikTok to explain her legislative agenda
On another special episode of Tex Mix, we are joined by Gaby Pacheco, the program director of TheDream.Us, the largest scholarship fund for Dreamers. She was the first undocumented Latina to ever testify in front of Congress and she's a nationally-recognized DACA advocate.
This week we are joined by A’shanti Gholar, the president of Emerge, the only organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office. She has served as a trailblazing organizer and activist for 15 years. And for the Democratic National Committee, A’shanti served as the National Deputy Director of Community Engagement and the Director of African American Engagement.
We discuss the results of the 2020 elections and the hopes for the new President and Vice President in the White House.
In a special Thanksgiving episode, we are joined by Jason Villalba, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation. He is also an attorney and a former Republican representative.
In our first episode post-election, we are joined by Mario Nguyen, President of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association. Mario walks us through some potential Supreme Court cases, and what we could expect from a Biden-Harris administration regarding LGBTQ rights. We also learn about why LGBT Bar Associations are so integral for the legal community. And we remember that Will from "Will & Grace" is actually a lawyer.
In the newest episode of the Tex Mix, we are joined by Jana Lynne Sanchez. With an extensive background in journalism, PR and political fundraising, Sanchez is working her tail off to turn Texas blue. She is the founder of Texas Blue Strategy and was also a candidate in 2018 in Texas’s 6th congressional district.
Host Jessica Montoya Coggins talks to Sanchez about numerous topics, including voter turnout, COVID-19 and the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, and getting featured in the new Showtime documentary titled Surge, out now.
Texas Signal is excited to bring you the first episode of their newest media venture entitled the Tex Mix Podcast. Hosted by Jessica Montoya Coggins, the podcast blends politics and culture. Her first guest is lawyer, activist, and former state Senate candidate Mark Phariss. And they're diving deep into Collin County!