Andrew R. Hairston is a civil rights attorney and writer in Austin, Texas. He organized with the No Way on Prop A campaign to block an increase of hundreds of millions to the city’s police budget. He is running a democratic socialist campaign for Travis County justice of the peace in the March 1 Democratic primary.

What's Next for the Defund Movement?
Five police abolitionists from around the country—some of them newly elected to city councils—talk about lessons from 2021 and plans for 2022.
Kandace Montgomery, Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Andrew R. Hairston, Willie Burnley Jr. and Makia Green