The Austin Board of Realtors has given the largest contribution — by far — to a single candidate in this election. That would be the $50,000 given to Robert Thomas in District 10. But what is ABOR asking for in return? ABOR does not disclose this on their website nor did they return Ken Martin’s call from TheAustinBulldog.org.
ChangeAustin.org does not dispute that groups should be allowed to raise and spend money to influence elections. After all, we are a PAC.
What we would dispute, however, is that there are PACs that do not disclose exactly what they’re asking the candidates to support.
On the other hand, we have done your homework for you, and we’ve made it abundantly clear exactly what we’re asking the candidates to do:
Read it, share it and steal back Austin!:
We have endorsed Jason Meeker in City Council District 10, the mighty Northwest.
And, please vote for Tim Mahoney, ACC-Place 1.
PS Today is the last day of early voting. Some polls are open ’til 9 pm tonight, such as the Highland Mall! (check here)
The first election under the new Austin City Council 10-1 Voting System is a test, Austin. Will you grab the power you are entitled to, to cast an informed vote to take our city back from those who continue to offload the costs of growth on to backs of current residents? Or will you say to all of the newcomers, “Welcome to Austin, but pay your own way?”
Read it, share it and steal this election for yourself!
City elections are non-partisan! Be a small “i” independent voter — vote for Meeker!
Vote Jason Meeker – City Council District 10, the mighty Northwest Austin!
We’ve known Jason Meeker for 8 years.
He was there when we founded ChangeAustin.org.
We know he has what it takes to stand up to the Austin real estate growth lobby.
Check his answers and pass it on to your NW friends!
Check Jason’s answers and 40 other candidates running for Austin City Council! RIGHT HERE Find your district and READ what the candidates actually SAY — IT’S REVEALING!
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What we love most about this election is that there’s a horse race — that was why ChangeAustin.org helped pass the new 10-1 voting system and why we’re supporting Jason Meeker in District 10. You can compare all Council and Mayoral candidates under the “Council Election” menu item above or right here.
Today, one of the candidates in District 10 (NW Austin), Mandy Dealey, put out an email stating that: “Yesterday, a local political action committee declared that they would be spending $50,000 to help one of my opponents.” She goes on to say that District 10 is “not for sale to any special interests.” Well, ok…we agree.
But, what’s most revealing is what Dealey leaves out. The candidate receiving this $50,000 spending windfall is Robert Thomas and the special interest is the Austin Board of Realtors (here’s the disclosure). Thomas is most surely the “growthiest” candidate in the race and will unabashedly serve the “bigger is better” growth coalition.
Neither Thomas nor Dealey will stand up to those who are driving subsidized growth and its intimate partner — growing unaffordability – as we learned from their answers to our questionnaire right here.
We’ve known Jason Meeker for 8 years. He was there when we foundedChangeAustin.org. We know he has what it takes to stand up to the Austin real estate growth lobby. Check his answers too!
Folks, there’s only one thing money can’t buy. It’s your activism!
Join us this Saturday to phone bank from 10 – 2 pm 602 West 11th St. (call or text for details @ 512-657-2089) ***
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Find your district and READ what the candidates actually SAY — IT’S REVEALING!
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This ad reeks so badly of establishment entitlement it is reason alone to Vote FOR Tim Mahoney for ACC-Place 1!
Don’t be lazy. Read the candidate’s answers to our questionnaire–they are revealing! Go hereand share!
TAKE OUR CITY BACK THIS SATURDAY
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ChangeAustin.org just decided to endorse Jason Meeker in the District 10 Austin City Council race!
We figured out that if District 10 voters do not target their votes, we’ll wind up with the same kind of failed leadership of the past representing District 10. Here’s our scorecard — see what we mean with Dealey or Thomas? Come see us tonight, October 20th, at Big Daddy’s (9070 Research) at 6 pm to volunteer and celebrate the start of early voting under 10-1. And please share this!