There has been an epidemic of gun violence in the schools around the country and nothing concrete has been done to change the trajectory of this violence. If elected / re-elected, what steps do you plan to propose to protect children and innocent citizens from any further violence?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

This issue is important to me as an Austinite and a mother. I support efforts to address bullying,
mental health and security in schools. It is my belief that too often we don’t consider the
underlying causes for violence at schools. When we preempt the causes we address the issue
more thoroughly. There are programs in other cities, Seattle for example, that I have followed
closely. These initiatives increase counselors on campuses and additionally provide continued
education and training for educators to be able to identify issues in the student population.
Furthermore, I would support efforts to increase security and access to educational