Alex Birnel (He/Him) is the Advocacy Director at MOVE Texas. In his role with MOVE Texas, he leads a staff driving issue-based campaigns affectIng the lives of young people, building power across the state of Texas. Alex helped found MOVE San Antonio during his time studying anthropology and political science at University of Texas at San Antonio and is also an experienced community advocate and organizer.
Recently, Alex has helped in the fight for paid sick time across the state, to pass Cite and release policies in San Antonio and San Marcos, and helps lead in passing voting rights reforms in Bexar, Dallas, Hays, Webb, and Harris Counties.
Right now, he and his team are working to close coal plants across Texas and to bring polling places to county jails. In his personal organizing efforts, he helped found the local San Antonio DSA chapter and served as it’s first co-chair. He also served a year term on the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America, a 16 member body and the elected leadership arm of that organization.