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Marching On

UTSA students carry a banner during the 31st annual San Antonio MLK March.
Courtesy of Alejandro Lopez/The Paisano

Alejandro Lopez

January 18, 2018

‘Runners participate in the 31st San Antonio MLK March   The city of San Antonio commemorated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting its annual march on Monday. This year’s MLK March also celebrated the 50th anniversary of San Antonio’s first March for Justice, organized by the ...

Reachout for Turnout

MOVE SA celebrating their registering of 1,508 people on NVRD. Ben Shirani, The Paisano.

Heather Montoya

October 4, 2017

On Sept. 26, 2017, MOVE SA went to college and high school campuses in San Antonio to register students to vote in honor of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). After spending the day registering students to vote, MOVE SA held an after party at Pita Pit. “Tonight is a celebration of all the vol...

MOVE San Antonio hosts “San Antonio Night Live” a mayoral candidate forum

Mayoral candidate Ron Nirenberg describes his pizza’s “special sauce”that represented his priority issue. Chase Otero, The Paisano.

Alex Birnel

April 5, 2017

How do you get a performance of Selena’s “Como La Flor,” readings of Maya Angelou and a Nicki Minaj impersonation (complete with pink wing)under the same roof as a giant make-your-own paper pizza slices where the toppings have public policy issues written on them? You host a candidate f...

The Lone Star State is not marching alone

Lloyd Doggett

February 23, 2017

Standing on the steps of our State Capitol with my two adult daughters, Cathy and Dr. Lisa Doggett, and my third-grade granddaughter, Clara, and in front of 50,000 Texans, I had the privilege of addressing last month’s Women’s March. Meanwhile, my wife Libby, who has just completed her responsib...

San Antonio’s three major mayoral candidates define their positions on local issues at debate

San Antonio mayoral candidates debate for their spot at the
top of city hall. Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Diego Lopez

February 15, 2017

Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina gathered on stage at the Pearl Stable on Feb. 7 for San Antonio’s first mayoral town hall this election cycle. The town hall was organized by the Rivard Report and moderated by Robert Rivard. Rivard asked ...

Democratic socialism debuts on campus

The rose is the most widely used symbol among socialists. Courtesy of DSA

Isaac Serna

February 8, 2017

In trend with the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) rise in national popularity, UTSA will have a DSA chapter in its city. San Antonio joins a list of cities with a newly recognized DSA by becoming Texas’ tenth chapter. Riley Metacalfe, UTSA graduate student, organized the chapter and estab...

Local family doesn’t take hate crimes lying down

The swastika found on H. Drew Galloway’s car. Photo courtesy of @hdrewgalloway

Isaac Serna

November 30, 2016

“I deciphered the message, ‘its over fa**ots,’ and we all agreed the message was political in nature.” UTSA alumnus Drew Galloway said when describing the discovery of vandalism on his car in a police report. “I asked the officer if the crime would be classified as a hate crime and was told it...

MOVE SA talks voting at voter guide launch

MOVE San Antonio unveiled the digital version of their new “voter guide” for the 2016 election. The guide is avaible at movesanantonio.org. 
Photo by Benjamin Shirani , The Paisano

Gaige Davila

September 21, 2016

MOVE San Antonio, a non-profit organization that encourages young voters to get politically engaged, will be registering voters on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) at UTSA’s Main Campus and The Block on Sep. 27 Although NVRD focuses on registering voters for this year’s e...

Local activists engage, register voters at hip-hop show

Sterling Green performs as the headliner for the event he helped organize to encourage political participation. Photos by Brady Phelps

Brady T. Phelps

September 21, 2016

“I don’t vote,” said one uninterested passerby. “It doesn’t matter anyways, right?” This is the type of attitude that representatives of local community-based organizations like MOVE San Antonio–and other individuals committed to increasing political participation–are trying to change as they en...