To arrange interviews with spokespeople for Prop A/No on Prop B email or call 512-695-4670. Individuals available for interviews include Chris Harris, Rebecca Webber, Alycia Castillo and many Austinites representing our large and diverse coalition including representatives for Austin Area Urban League, Austin Justice Coalition, and many others. Equity Action Press Statement Feb. 17 2023 — APA Chooses Less Pay, Benefits and Officers Over Prospect of Additional Oversight
Equity Action Press Statement Feb. 28 2023 — Huge Coalition Says “Yes on A! No on B!” in May

Past Press Coverage and Endorsements

Austin Chronicle Endorsement: For Prop A, Against Prop B

“On the merits of each ordinance alone, we’d be in favor of Prop A and against Prop B. But the deceptive, underhanded tactics deployed by the Austin Police Association to get Prop B on the ballot just cements the case against their ordinance. If APA truly believed that Prop B provided a better system of oversight, then why didn’t they campaign for it openly and honestly? They didn’t, because they know it doesn’t…”.

Austin American Statesman Endorsement: Vote for Prop A and more police oversight, against Prop B

“Austin residents who want more accountability and transparency from their police force have the opportunity to vote for them starting Monday. But voters should not be confused: Proposition A contains real oversight reform while Proposition B represents the police union’s attempt to dupe voters into choosing far less accountability than what Prop A sets forth.”

April 20, 2023

Understanding Prop A and B and the Policing Paradigm Shift on the Ballot  

April 14, 2023

May 2023 Austin election ballot propositions: Voter resource  

Feb. 28, 2023

100+ community organizations, city leaders show support for Prop A, opposition of Prop B  

Feb. 28, 2023

‘Accountability and transparency are important’ | Community launches campaign in support of more police oversight 

Feb. 26, 2023 AAS Editorial Board

Editorial: Police should ditch false tweets, return to bargaining table 

Feb. 24, 2023

Council Goes for Short-Term Police Deal, Ignores Union Noise 

Feb. 16, 2023

Council wants a one-year contract with Austin police to allow voters to weigh in on oversight measures. 

Feb. 16, 2023

Why your vote on Austin police oversight measures will matter. 

Feb. 10, 2023

Sources: City Manager Spencer Cronk Will Be Asked to Resign. Brazen police-contract gambit follows ice-storm SNAFUs. 

Feb. 10, 2023

Council Balks at Deadline Pressure on Police Contract 

Feb. 9, 2023

Council delays vote on one-year police contract extension, citing confusion

Feb. 9, 2023

Dueling Austin police oversight measures set to appear on May ballot 

Jan. 20, 2023

Austin Police Association spends big on scheme to screw up civilian oversight 

Jan. 18, 2023

Concerns raised over group’s Austin police oversight petition 

Jan. 13, 2023

Grumet: Imposter ballot measure lacks transparency in debate over Austin police oversight 

Dec. 16, 2022

What is VOPA?: The mysterious PAC behind “misleading” Austin police oversight petition 

Dec. 14th 2022

Who’s the group behind the ‘other’ Austin Police Oversight Act?

Dec. 8, 2022

Pro-Cop Fake-Oversight Petition Drive Still Raises Questions

Dec. 2, 2022

Family Decries Police “Murder” as APD Releases Troubling Incident Video. Moonesinghe shot from behind within moments of APD arrival.

Dec. 1, 2022

Police Oversight Advocates Cry Foul Over Sketchy Rival Petition Drive

Nov. 11, 2022

City, Police Union Try to End-Run Citizen Initiative for Police Oversight

Oct. 24, 2022

Pro-Cop Fake-Oversight Petition Drive Still Raises Questions

Sept. 20, 2022

Council sends police oversight act to voters, despite concerns about delay

Sept. 16, 2022

Austinites will decide the fate of the city’s police oversight office

Sept. 8, 2022

Austin police oversight initiative meets threshold for spot on May 2023 ballot

Sept. 7, 2022

Austin police oversight petition validated; City Council to decide measure’s next steps

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