Texas State Organizer
Andy Escobar (he/they | el/elle) is a born and raised Tejanx from Cypress in the Houston area. Andy is a vegan, intersectional feminist, bisexual, non-binary, Xicanx man from a working class background.
They were the first in their family to graduate from higher education with a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film, B.A. in Latin American Studies, and B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015.
His movement work is informed by his experiences in fighting to defend race-based affirmative action at UT in the Supreme Court of the United States, supporting low-income trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex folks in New York City with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, organizing low-income renters living in slum housing in Austin, TX as a Tenant Organizer with Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA), and organizing students across central Texas during the 2018 midterm elections as a Campus Field Manager with the Beto for Senate campaign.
Andy believes that struggling for justice and liberation across Texas is their call to action. They spend their free time running long distances, catching Pokémon, dreaming of a world for every body, and playing with their dog daughters: Sirena & Piña..