Trump visited the southern border city of McAllen, TX while pursuing $5B in funding for a border wall which, of course, resulted in the longest shutdown of the federal government.
Trump’s supporters and counter-protesters lined either side of the demonstration area, later co-mingling in confusion when Trump’s motorcade emerged from a driveway at the local airport.
One of the tensest protest situations we’ve attended. At least 2 arrests, and caught on our camera. Murmurs of possible domestic terror threat interdicted by law enforcement; what’s the narrative of politically-motivated aggression by Trump supporters?
Here is a bit of our work:
When March For Our Lives arrived at a #RoadtoChange event at Houston’s City Hall on July 8, we were there to capture the scene. Throughout this tour, student activists are leading an effort to bring young people into the political process. At each stop, we’re hearing directly from good people who have been impacted by gun violence in this country. Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (21/120 images):
Poli Pix Co. has been BUSY! We were fortunate enough to be invited to contribute to March For Our Lives’ #RoadToChange Tour throughout the organization’s planned stops across Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.
All along the ‘Road to Change’ the survivors-turned-activists from Parkland, Florida are joining other gun safety advocates for events to register and engage new voters in the political process. This event at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX drew and estimated 500-600 people.
Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (21/81 total photos):
1,000 miles to Brownsville.
That was the distance facing me in Missouri after I received a call from a Texas Civil Rights Project team member interested in booking Poli Pix Co. to help support their role in Thursday’s Families Belong Together Rally.
In the midst of national attention focused on the migrant crisis – erupting in family separation practices and inhumane conditions for those leaving violence in dangerous parts of the world – I paused with my opportunity to support one of the organizations leading closest to the ground.
“Count me in. I’ll be there.”
16 hours later I arrived in Brownsville to a1,500+ person crowd, fired-up and in solidarity in the fight against the Trump regime. Here are some shots from the what happened next:
This Saturday, Poli Pix joined roughly 200 activists gathered in Santa Teresa, NM to protest the continued construction of the 2000+ mile border wall along the southern U.S. border.
With temperatures topping out at 100 degrees, demonstrators called attention to the ecological consequences of the structure across the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, expressing collective dismay at the Trump administration’s spending on the structure.
New Mexico statewide Democratic primary candidates Billy Garrett, Garrett VeneKlasen, and Bill McCamley were in attendance.
Please contact us to view our full gallery of the event.
Facing arrests, activists instal a massive hanging ‘Resist’ banner in full-view of the White House in Washington, D.C.. January 25, 2017.
Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Deb Haaland joins former DPNM Chair John Wertheim at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. January 21, 2018.
Shout out to Nick Hanauer and Eric Liu’s ‘Gardens of Democracy.’
A child’s bill of goods on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.