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.