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Areeba Amer talks to Salman Bhojani, a democratic candidate running for Texas State House District 92 (Mid-Cities of DFW).  Salman is a former City Councilman of Euless, a South Asian American and a small business owner. In this episode, he shares his passion for local government and more! Learn more about Salman on his campaign website, here.  Learn more about WiseUp TX, volunteer, or donate on our website. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and the...

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Hey friends! Early voting is happening right now thru October 29, and election day is Nov 2nd.  What are we voting on?  Amendments to the Texas Constitution, plus there could be some local elections and local propositions on your ballot.  Tune into this short episode and learn about the 8 Propositions amend the Texas Constitution that you will find on your ballot.  Punam Kaji and Areeba Amer break it all down in less than 20...

Candace Valenzuela is running to represent a diverse district of suburbs between Dallas and Fort Worth (such as Addison, Irving, Grapevine, Southlake, Carrolton, Euless, etc). This district includes parts of Dallas County, Denton County, and Tarrant County.  She talks about the South Asian population in her district and the power of diverse representation.  She discusses the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic particularly on essential workers and her desire to serve those Texans.  Finally, she...

Mubasher Warraich is running for city council in the suburb of Euless (DFW metroplex).  He talks about bringing more of the technology industry to the city and his passion and focus on affordable childcare for working parents.  He talks about how South Asians could get much more involved in the political process and encourages others to run for office in the spirit of giving back to the community. You can learn more about him on...

Jeff Whitfield is running for Texas State Rep. as the democratic candidate for District 92.  This district is in the “Mid Cities” between Dallas and Fort Worth, including Hurst, Euless and Bedford.  He is a veteran and an attorney whose legal work has taken him around the globe, but he settled down with his family in the Mid Cities area where he grew up and now wants to serve this community by improving healthcare, education,...

Sharon Hirsch is running for Texas State Representative for House District 66, which includes West Plano and far North Dallas. She discusses how after losing by just 391 votes in 2018, she decided to run again in 2020 on a platform of public education, expanding Medicaid access in Texas, gun safety, and ensuring fair maps when it comes to redistricting. Learn more about her on her website. WiseUp TX is non-partisan and does not endorse any...

Sadaf Haq is running for City Council in Frisco (a suburb of Dallas).  She talks about the leadership positions she has held with various boards before deciding to run for office and add representation to the City Council.  In this interview she talks about paving the way for other South Asians and the diverse coalition of supporters who inspire her to run for office. You can learn more about her on her website.    

Lydia Bean is running for Texas State Representative (House District 93) as the Democratic Candidate.  This district includes parts of Arlington, “Mid Cities, and North Fort Worth, stretching through much of Tarrant County.  Lydia says her South Asian voters want what her other constituents are looking for too – well-funded public education, access to healthcare, and civility in politics. She talks about how coming from a family of faith shaped her aspirations to work in...

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