AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Austin activist Chas Moore has been awarded a six-figure fellowship to aid in his push for criminal justice reform.
Moore was awarded the Nathan Cummings Fellowship, which provides $150,000 to aid in efforts to make changes in communities nationwide.
Moore chose to address police contracts with the money. This comes after being heavily involved with Austin Police Department contract negotiations.
"I'm going around the country at this point talking to people. People are reaching out all the way from California to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Police reform work and fighting police unions is something that's for the most part very scary for a lot of people, especially for places like New York and Chicago, you don't poke that bear," he said.
The fellowship will last for 18 months.