Alex Birnel


Alex Birnel - 2024 NLC San Antonio Fellow

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 Texas. Alex helped found MOVE SA during his time at UTSA and is also an experienced community advocate and organizer. Recently, Alex has helped in the fight for paid sick time across Texas, 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 NPC of the Democratic Socialists of America.