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!
- Make sure you’re registered
- Fill out and print a voter registration form (you have to print it; don’t trust any online voter registration tools in Texas)
- If the link above isn’t working, print and fill out this form
- Mail or hand-deliver to your county registration office (see below)
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 Elections Department
P.O. Box 209, Georgetown, Texas, 78627
Or hand-deliver to:
301 S.E. Inner Loop, Suite 104, Georgetown 78626
Mail or drop off to:
Hays County elections administrator
712 South Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1012, San Marcos, Texas, 78666
Mail or drop off to:
Bastrop County election administrator
804 Pecan St., Bastrop, Texas, 78602
Elect better people
This 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
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)
Ongoing #BeATexasVoter Activities
- Join us for a neighborhood canvass this and every Saturday.
- Join our Tuesday night pizza, postcards, and phone banking parties.
- Support progressive candidates with your time and money
- Check our community calendar for more ways to get involved
And most importantly, make sure you are registered and have a plan to vote. Got both covered? Help anyone you know do the same.
- 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
Congress Critter of the Week: John Cornyn (Again)
“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.
Your Moment of Zen
Our current mood (and we hope yours, too):
Funding the Fight
Now is the time for the fight.
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.