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Austin Interfaith accountability session today

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Interfaith will hold the first of two accountability sessions today, with candidates for mayor and Travis County judge. Though the organization does not endorse candidates, members do endorse a set agenda. At accountability sessions, the group keeps track of how candidates respond to that agenda with a promise to hold them to their word. This year, they have asked candidates to join them in the fight against “an economy of exclusion and inequality,” and in turn make efforts to support greater equality and inclusion. A news release from Austin Interfaith said the focus of the event will be on the child poverty crisis in the region and the reduction of poverty and income inequality. The accountability session, which is traditionally one of the most lively and well-attended of the election season, will take place at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart Lane.

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