Teri Castillo

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Teri Castillo

Texas progressives

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With Roberto Trevino, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, Teri Castillo, Ana Sandoval, John Courage, Emily Norwood, Ezra Johnson.

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Status of the Texas Progressive Movement with Rep. Jasmine Crockett and Rep. Penny Morales Shaw.

12pm — Panel on how to run for office with progressive champions Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee, Grande Prairie city councilman Junior Ezeonu, and former El Paso mayoral candidate Veronica Carbajal. Cohosted by former Arlington city council candidate Diana Saleh.

1pm — Panel on transforming the party and creating a Texas Progressive Caucus with SDEC Committeeman Dylan Forbis, DNC member Andre Treiber, Taylor County Chair Elizabeth Smyser, former Bernie Texas co-chair Farrukh Shamsi, and Treasurer Mike Floyd.

2pm — Panel on winning progressive policies locally and what progressives can do once in city council with Killeen Councilman Ken Wilkerson, San Antonio Councilwoman Teri Castillo, Judge Te'iva Bell, and El Paso County Commissioner David Stout. Cohosted by former Justice of the Peace candidate FJ Jones.[1]


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In 2021 Teri Castillo was endorsed by the San Antonio Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA comrades

Our Democratic Socialist slate of candidates doesn't need the backing of big business, developers, or the bosses, just the power of the people. At our 2021 Local Convention, our membership voted to endorse members Jalen McKee-Rodriguez and Teri Castillo for their City Council campaigns in districts two and five. With the help of our chapter they were elected to San Antonio City Council in 2021. We continue to support Jalen and Teri through their candidacies and are proud to have our members representing us in local government.

In addition, we endorsed the San Antonio ISD School Board slate running on the platform The Schools our Students Deserve. Through that slate we were able to assist in electing Sarah Sorensen to SAISD district one.[2]

TOP support

The following statement is from Michelle Tremillo, Executive Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), in response to the group’s success in San Antonio’s municipal runoff elections:

“Last night, San Antonio voters made clear they are hungry for change at City Hall. We are thrilled to see Jalen McKee-Rodriguez and Teri Castillo, progressive champions for their respective districts, claim victory, and TOP is proud to have helped power their campaigns to decisive runoff wins.

“Over the span of four weeks, our voter engagement program made more than 31,000 door knocks, made over 15,000 phone calls, and sent nearly 55,000 text messages to voters in City Council Districts 2 and 5 for the runoffs, helping set the stage for last night’s results.

“By leading with issues that directly impact our everyday lives and taking no community member for granted, we are building progressive power on the ground in our neighborhoods to move San Antonio forward.”[3]