ABout Us

Our Mission

ACT 4 SA empowers the San Antonio community through year-round base building, grassroots actions, educational campaigns, and more to achieve the accountable, compassionate, and transparent public safety system we all deserve.

Our Vision

ACT 4 SA is the first grassroots organization in San Antonio to focus solely on police reform. Together we can build a safer, more just San Antonio for all.

Our Background

Composed of former organizers and volunteers of the Prop B initiative, ACT 4 SA is here to answer the community’s calls for accountability through education and activism. Whether it’s replacing our police contract, creating better local and/or state legislation, or changing police department policies, we are dedicated to achieving accountable, compassionate, and transparent policies that protect everyone in the community.

Our Leadership

Ananda Tomas

Founder, Executive Director

Ananda Tomas (she/hers) is the current Executive Director for ACT 4 SA, and the former Deputy Director of Fix SAPD, which ran the Proposition B campaign in San Antonio last May. This initiative would have removed the current police contract in an effort to create a new contract that created stronger police discipline and transparency to the public. Although the ballot initiative failed by a mere 2%, it has changed the conversation around police accountability and taking on problematic police contracts across Texas and the nation.

Before organizing for police accountability in San Antonio, Ananda attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her Master’s in Political Science. Before this, Ananda worked on several electoral races in several states, including serving as a Regional Field Director for the Bernie 2016 campaign and helping elect a State Senator in Oregon in 2014. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Sociology from Eastern New Mexico University in 2012.

Board Members

Chair

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Vice Chair

Dorothea Wallace

Retired Army Colonel, Co-Founder Black Lives and Allies in Community (BLAC), Former Board Chair Unitarian Universalists of San Antonio

Secretary

Desiree Schanding

School Teacher & Former Fix SAPD Volunteer Lead

Treasurer

Valerie Reiffert

Executive Director & Co-Founder of Radical Registrars

Michelle Tremillo

Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Texas Organizing Project (TOP), founding Director of Public Allies San Antonio

Ejiroghene Pinnock

Co-Founder of Fix SAPD

Jonathan Gutierrez

South/Central Field Manager for MOVE Texas

James Dykman

Former Data & Policy Analyst of Fix SAPD

Ken Chapman

Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Prometheus Conspiracy