Resources for Reform

As an Austin-based television station, we want to aid your activism for the Black Lives Matter movement by providing locally focused resources. This page contains stories, funds, and petitions for justice for the victims of the Austin Police Department as well as contact information for representatives in Austin and petitions for local reform, as well as links to more resources for national progress. Simply a first step in demanding change, it is by no means exhaustive.

Contact Your Representatives

Send an email to all Austin City Council members: https://www.austintexas.gov/email/all-council-members

Contact Mayor Steve Adler: steve.adler@austintexas.gov; 512-978-2100
Contact City Manager Spencer Cronk: spencer.cronk@austintexas.gov; 512-974-2200

Note: Spencer Cronk is a former city coordinator of Minneapolis and oversees Austin's city budget.


Support Local Victims


Mike Ramos
- Killed by APD.

StoryPetition for JusticeDonate



Justin Howell
- Shot in the head by APD while protesting.

StoryPetition for JusticeDonate



Bomani Ray Barton
- Extensive injuries from rubber bullets shot by APD while protesting.

DonateStream his Music



Anthony Evans
- Shot in jaw while protesting APD.

StoryDonate



Brad Levi Ayala
- Shot in the head by APD while protesting.

StoryPetition for JusticeDonate



Saraneka “Nemo” Martin
- Pregnant woman shot during protests.

StoryDonate



Mauris DeSilva - K
illed by APD during a mental health crisis.

StoryStory


Mutual Aid ATX

Mutual Aid ATX is an organization dedicated to providing resources for medical aid at actions in Austin, TX. They organize fundraisers and community-building events, and are working to support those impacted by COVID-19. It is managed by marginalized students from UT Austin.
Twitter & Instagram: @mutualaidatx

LinksMedical and Bail FundWebsite


More Resources for National Reform

Hopefully, the previous sections have further informed you of specific injustices in our city and you have taken action against them. Here are some more docs, sheets, and carrds containing many more resources for activism and information outside of Austin.

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