We had a great kickoff rally and party at Mexitas. The Austinites for Geographic Representation (AGR) Petition Drive is on!
Special thanks to Daniel Llanes, who performed at this event and made two very nice banners, and Steve Speir, who helped with lots of organizing to get folks out. Thanks to Frances McIntyre (not pictured) and Mary Krenek who worked the entire event on very short notice.
We are parking petition materials here, but in a few days, you can go directly to AustinGeoRep.org for these materials and more:
Click here for our Kickoff Press Release.
Click here for the AGR Flier & Supporters.
Click here for Talking Points for Petitioners.
Click here for Petition Instructions — read them carefully!
Click here for the AGR Petition! Make sure you have the petition language attached to the petition grid pages — print as many grid pages as you wish and attach them.
We’ve been working quietly to help forge a new broad-based electoral coalition of neighborhood, political and civic organizations from across the spectrum from the NAACP and LULAC, to leading Republicans. (see flier below)
Our goal? To file 20,000 signatures in January for a public vote for geographic representation on the Austin City Council.
Austinites for Geographic Representation
supports a simple 10-1 (10 single-member districts with the Mayor elected at-large, by the whole city), combined with a non-partisan independent citizen’s redistricting commission, as the way to go.
Let the people draw the maps and let our citizens, not the campaign contributors, run the show!
PS Will geographic representation solve all our problems? It won’t solve any, if we don’t use it in our ongoing effort to take back Austin of, by and for its residents. This is but a tool!
Press conference @ City Hall
Austinites for Geographic Representation Kicks off Petition Drive!
Wednesday, October 19th
High Noon! Don’t miss the showdown at City Hall!
Don’t Miss the Kickoff Party & Rally! (flier below)
Saturday, October 22, 3 to 5 pm
Mexitas Restaurant, 12th and E. IH-35
(Food is provided with a Cash Bar)