Take Action: Be sure you’re registered, and elect better people

Take Action

TODAY: Be sure you’re registered to vote!

Tuesday, October 9th is the deadline to register to vote in the midterms. Are you registered? Are you certain? Are all of your Facebook friends registered? Spread the word!

TRAVIS COUNTY

Mail to:

Tax Assessor-Collector
Bruce Elfant
P.O. Box 1748 Austin 78767

You can also hand-deliver your application to these locations:

Tax Assessors’ offices

  • Central: 5501 Airport Boulevard (open until midnight for last-minute registrations!)
  • Southeast: 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway
  • Pflugerville: 15822 Foothill Farms Loop

On Tuesday only, you can hand-deliver here:

  • All Travis County drivers license offices
  • All Travis County Thundercloud Subs locations
  • All Travis County Alamo Drafthouse locations

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

Mail to:

Williamson County Elections Department
P.O. Box 209, Georgetown, Texas, 78627

Or hand-deliver to:

Elections Administrator
301 S.E. Inner Loop, Suite 104, Georgetown 78626

HAYS COUNTY

Mail or drop off to:

Hays County elections administrator
712 South Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1012, San Marcos, Texas, 78666

BASTROP COUNTY

Mail or drop off to:

Bastrop County election administrator
804 Pecan St., Bastrop, Texas, 78602

View more Texas counties >>

Voter registration explainer from KUT >>

Elect better people

Be a Texas VoterThis has been a hard week. The confirmation to the Supreme Court of belligerent drinker and very credibly alleged sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh has reinforced the importance of elections. Control of the Senate, and therefore the Senate Judiciary Committee, is in our grasp. And so are myriad statewide, House and other down-ballot races.

Last week we listed all of our endorsed candidates, with links to their fundraising and volunteer pages. Are you doing everything you can to support these candidates? If you want to celebrate victory—and not just nurse a hangover—on November 7th, it’s time to put in the work.

Blue Wave Events

Tidal Wave

Tuesday, October 9: Block walk with Dolores Huerta!

  • Join legendary activist Dolores Huerta, Workers Defense, and People for the American Way for a community block walk Tuesday Oct. 9th at 3pm at the Pan-American Neighborhood Park in East Austin. (View on Facebook)

Indivisible Austin BlockwalkersOngoing #BeATexasVoter Activities

And most importantly, make sure you are registered and have a plan to vote. Got both covered? Help anyone you know do the same.

Important Dates

  • October 9: Last Day to register to vote
  • October 22 – November 2: Early voting
  • November 6: Election Day

How your voices are making a difference

  • Travis County is on track to achieve 93 percent voter registration—a modern record
  • Texas Senate candidate Steve Kling‘s mother is personally calling and thanking donors to his campaign
  • Taylor Swift joined the Resistance

Read more success stories, and watch Trump go up the steps of Air Force One with toilet paper on his shoe >>

Congress Critter of the Week: John Cornyn (Again)

John Cornyn and Brett Kavanaugh

“We will not be bullied by the screams of paid protesters” said John Cornyn on the floor of the United States Senate. This followed a tweet in which he implied that protesters in the Hart Senate Building—mostly women, many of them survivors of sexual assault— were paid.

Sen. John Cornyn and the rest of the modern GOP can’t understand why an impassioned citizenry will risk arrest to fight for what we believe in. This is because Sen. John Cornyn and the rest of the modern GOP has traded many of their long-held principles and instead embraced Trumpism. The party of fiscal responsibility now wants to increase the federal deficit by trillions of dollars. The party of Cold War hardliners now embraces Russian spying and attacks on our election system.

The party, as represented by Congressional Republicans, peddles BS and is running avowed white supremacists and actual Nazis for office in 2018. John Cornyn is one of its chief propagandists. He’s up for reelection in 2020, and we intend to fight him with everything we’ve got.

Commit to firing John Cornyn in 2020 >>

Your Moment of Zen

Our current mood (and we hope yours, too):

Just Fucking Vote

Funding the Fight

Be A Texas VoterYou’re furious right now. So are we.

Now is the time for the fight.

Volunteer to phonebank, postcard, and text on Tuesdays. Canvass neighborhoods with us and talk to potential voters on Saturdays.

Be a contributor now to help us do it all.

And don’t just vote, make sure your friends and family vote too.

Fight for the rights and justice that are truly due to all of us. We owe it to ourselves and others to use today’s anger to change our course and make tomorrow better.

 

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