Author: Azra Siddiqi

WiseUp TX founder and board member, Azra Siddiqi, returns to the podcast to talk about the upcoming 2020 Election. It’s a podcast jam-packed with important information such as who is on the ballot, how to participate in mail-in voting (if you qualify), utilizing safe practices to vote during a global health pandemic, what to do if you face voter intimidation, where to find your polling locations, sample ballots, and why you should vote. On the...


Join us and Texas Civil Rights Project to learn about how to vote during Covid, access the voter protection hotline in Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali, mail-in ballot information, and what to do when dealing with voter intimidation. We want to make sure the Texas South Asian community is prepared as we head to the polls! We are joined with the following community partners: Indian American Coalition of Texas IACT, South Asian Bar Association of Austin,...


Please join us for a pan-Asian and statewide event focusing on voter registration and census issues impacting the Texas Asian American community. Main Speaker: Dr. Karthick Ramakrishnan, founder of AAPIData Moderator: Azra Siddiqi, founder of WiseUp TX Opening Remarks: Judge KP George Closing Remarks: Representative Gene Wu Join us as we co-host this event with 20 Asian American organizations! Co-Hosts: Indian American Coalition of Texas IACT Ravi K. Sandill SABA Dallas SABA Houston South Asian Bar Association of Austin DFW Muslim Bar...

Curious about how to register to vote? Have no fear, WiseUp TX is here! Learn how to register to vote in Texas for the upcoming November election. WiseUp TX is excited to showcase the beautiful diversity of the Texas South Asian community as you can see we have Pakistani, Indian, Nepali, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi Texans. People of all ages and various faiths such as Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, and Zoroastrian. Our community can make a...


WiseUp and Get Engaged was an engaging and thoughtful conversation, allowing our community to gain different perspectives on what civic engagement means and how to get more involved without being proficient in political landscape and policies. We would like to thank our moderator, Behzad Dabu (Actor, Producer & Activist), and our panelists, Sheela Lal (Co-founder of Dearborn for Black Lives), Sim Singh (Sikh Coalition), and Alejandro Vera (Attorney) for sharing actionable and insightful information. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this discussion. If...


WiseUp TX, IACT, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Korean American Association of Greater Austin, SABA Austin, APAPA, AACCC, ACAN, and Network of Asian American Organizations are joining forces to host four candidate forums for the broader Asian community within the Central Texas area. If you reside in the Austin metroplex and missed our candidate forums, no worries, you can catch up right here!   TX House (8/15/2020)   The following candidates joined us and...


Check out the WiseUp TX resources for the Black Lives Matter movement. We got infographics, an action plan, and the video of our latest webinar!   Civics & Chai Webinar: WiseUp and Become an Ally     Resources A Guide for South Asian Allyship During the Black Lives Matter Movement Local Texas Organizations to Donate 


Learn about the importance of partaking in the 2020 Census!   Wondering why it’s so important to complete your 2020 census? Read below and share! Wondering why it’s so important to complete your 2020 census? Read below and share!

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