Take Action: Vote Early, October 22 to November 2

Vote Early

Early voting starts Monday, October 22 and runs through Friday, November 2.

Be A Texas VoterWhy wait until November 6? Let’s break all the records for Texas early voter turnout.

If you’re the marching type, we’re hosting a March to the Polls featuring a 10-piece marching band. The fun begins at 5:30 Monday on the south steps of the Capitol.

Wherever you are, be sure to vote, and preferably during the Early Voting period.

  1. Print your voting plan checklist
  2. Read our endorsements (including new TXLEGE endorsements!)
  3. Read the Austin Chronicle’s endorsements for mayor, Council, school and college districts, bonds, and propositions
  4. Create your personalized ballot on vote411.org
  5. Map your poll locations
  6. We have loads more 2018 Midterm resources here

March for Our Lives Candidate Town Hall

Tuesday, October 23, 5:30-8:30 pm
ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

RSVP >>

Facebook event >>

One more chance to hear from candidates for Congress, Mayor, AISD Board, and the Texas Legislature discuss their views on gun violence prevention and school safety before you vote!

Vote Yay on Prop A

We support Prop A, the $250 million bond, which would “provide funding for the creation, rehabilitation, and retention of affordable rental and ownership housing.”

From Keep Austin Affordable, a coalition of nonprofits supporting the bond:

There’s a lot at stake in this year’s election. If we don’t invest in affordable housing programs now, only the most wealthy people will be able to afford to live here.

In Austin, we don’t give up on our neighbors — like Veterans who are at risk of being displaced or living in unsafe conditions; AISD teachers who can’t afford to live in or near the communities they educate; the over 2,000 homeless AISD school students.

Proposition A, the Affordable Housing Bond, will preserve the Austin we love by keeping people of all incomes in their homes. Vote for an Austin everyone can afford.

Read the Prop A brochure from City of Austin >>

Read the Austin Chronicle endorsement >>

Take Action: Jamal Khashoggi

(And thank you, Rep. Lloyd Doggett)

Rep. Lloyd DoggettTrump’s failure to criticize the Saudi regime over its murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is another brutal reminder that the Trump family will choose his own business interests over the American people every single time. We must continue to hold our (current) electeds accountable—and give credit where it’s due.

Led by Rep. Lloyd Doggett, more than 40 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Trump urging him to impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The letter supports Senate colleagues requesting a formal investigation under the Magnitsky Act.

What you can do:

  1. Call and thank Rep. Lloyd Doggett (even if he’s not your rep) for confronting Trump’s coddling of dictators and overt corruption.
  2. If you are outside of Doggett’s district, call your House rep and tell them to support the Senate’s efforts to trigger the Global Magnitsky Act
  3. Call Cruz and Cornyn and tell them to join Senators Corker, Graham, Menendez and Leahy in calling for the triggering of the Magnitsky Act.

Read more detailed scripts from Celeste Pewter >>

How your voices are making a difference

  • Democratic candidates for Congress have raised a record $1 billion
  • An organization of writers are filing federal suit against Don John for his attacks on the press
  • Yet another Trump property is removing Donald’s name

Read more ways your voices are making a difference >>

Your Moment of Zen

Funding the Fight

This week we offer a sincere thank you to everyone who stepped up and contributed to our postage fundraiser. Because of you, we met our goal and are on track to send the last batch of 90,000 postcards to Texas women who did not vote in the past two elections. Thank you also to the other progressive organizations, like March on Texas, who spearheaded this effort. Y’all humble us.

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