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Austinites for Geo Rep Petition Kickoff Success!

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.

Occupying Austin Permanently! Austinites for Geographic Representation

Brian Rodgers Poses as Magician on Where the Money WentWe’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 Representationsupports 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!
(for details visit AGR on Facebook here)
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!
You’re Invited!
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)

Pull the Shade – Elect Tovo – Stop F1 Subsidies

Help us Pull the Shade, elect Kathie Tovo, and defeat yet another shameful tax dollar giveaway, this time to the billionaires at Formula 1.

There’s a BIG uptick in early voting in this runoff!  It IS a meaningful race with clear differences.  Here’s our take:

We’re getting into the race to Stop F1 Subsidies, Elect Kathie Tovo for Austin City Council & Help Pull the Shade!

Kathie Tovo

ChangeAustin.org proudly endorses Kathie Tovo against current Austin City Council incumbent Randi Shade in the runoff election for City Council, Place 3. Our endorsement is based on Shade’s refusal to oppose a taxpayer subsidy to Formula 1 racing and her opposition to fair geographic representation for Austin voters.   Read more here.

Wanna help us pull the Shade, tell F1 to pay its own way and to elect Tovo?

1.  Click here, print out the flier and take it to your neighbors.

2.  We’ve got tons of phone calls you can do from home — call us to help! (Need to make some extra money — call us!)

3.  Early voting locations — pass to all your friends.

Or just forward this message to help rattle the bones of Austin voterswho haven’t been voting, who were looking for a reason to!

Breaking news: This article, by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, David Cay Johnston, just hit the news about the F1’s plan to “skim” off our tax dollars.

 

Here’s Bill Aleshire at the West Austin Democrats last week on F1.  (Thanks to Todd Wroblewski for the filming.)

PS   Go here for information on polling sites. Shade’s big money supporters in Austin’s growth machine are running negative and misleading ads — tell your neighbors to pull the Shade!