SXSW Statement from Roland Swenson, CEO and Co-Founder Regarding Call to Leave Austin

June 7, 2017

We stand by the City of Austin in their challenge against SB4 and will continue to speak out against it, and all discriminatory legislation.

We agree with the Senators that the law stands diametrically opposed to the spirit of SXSW and respect their call to action. We understand why, in today’s political climate, people are asking us to leave Texas.

For us, this is not a solution. Austin is our home and an integral part of who we are. We will stay here and continue to make our event inclusive while fighting for the rights of all.

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