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Occupation Activist/Organizer
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Introduction Debbie Russell has engaged in many coalition-building efforts on a local and regional level with a broad range of communities and on a variety of issue fronts. She has worked on many candidate campaigns and issue ballot measures. Debbie has served on the Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees (representing District 2) since 2011 and volunteers on behalf Youth Unlimited and the ACLU-TX: focusing on police accountability and open government and was a member of the City of Austin's Public Safety Task Force. She was selected Austin's "Most Active Activist" in the Austin Chronicle's "Best of 2005"; received the ACLU-TX "Outstanding Activist" award in 2009; and in 2010, she received a Volunteer of the Year award from Texans for Accountable Government, a "Si Se Puede" award from PODER: People in Defense of the Earth and Her Resources and a Spike Gillespie "Kick Ass Award."