Making growth pay for itself!

Category Archives: News

Steal this election Austin

FB_robberPost
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?”

Click right here to get your power, Austin!

Read it, share it and steal this election for yourself!
City elections are non-partisan! Be a small “i” independent voter — vote for Meeker!

Meet Jason, Sam and Stephanie.
Meet Jason, Sam and Stephanie.

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!

Want to help our online social networking (and cheap!) ad campaign?
Make a donation today or contact us to help!

What’s the Dealey, really!?

Meet Jason, Sam and Stephanie.
Meet Jason, Sam and Stephanie.

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 founded ChangeAustin.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)
***

Don’t forget to visit our One-Stop-Shop for this City Election
RIGHT HERE

Find your district and READ what the candidates actually SAY — IT’S REVEALING!

Want to help our online social networking (and cheap!) ad campaign?
We would love to get $50K, but we’re happy to get $5 from ya!

Best Ad in Austin No on Rail Bonds

The best campaign ad in Austin was not ours. It’s the No on Rail BondsRailAdjpeg

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 here and share!

TAKE OUR CITY BACK THIS SATURDAY
AT our PHONE BANK!

Your actual activity — in this hotly competitive election —
is more important than any endorsements including ours.
We will be calling into District 10 this Saturday!
Joins us from 10 – 2 pm at 602 West 11th St.

Wanna help Jason Meeker (District 10) or Tim Mahoney (ACC-Place 1) directly? Here’s Jason’s website and here’s Tim’s.

Like and share this won’t you? For details about the phone bank please contact Linda at 512-535-0989 or .

ChangeAustin.org Proudly Endorses Jason Meeker, District 10!

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!
AdMeeker

Celebrate First Day of Early Voting Under 10-1 this Monday night!

To celebrate the start of early voting for the first time under the new 10-1 system, join us this coming Monday the 20th, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at Big Daddy’s Burgers and Bar, 9070 Research map here.

Between beers and burgers, we will entertain discussion about the candidates and how you can help ChangeAustin.org inform more voters using Facebook. Sam Davis will show us how.

We have $100 to spend on ice-tea and beer, so come early before we run outta cash.

How do you like the Reject Riley ad we’ll be running in the Chronicle this week? If you can spare a dime to help pay for it, please do!
Riley Chronicle Final

ChangeAustin.org scorecard for this City Council Election!

FB_Ad_scorecard

We sparked and helped lead the battle for “10-1″.

We did it for one reason — to give Austin voters a chance to take back our city from the real estate lobby “growth machine” that is driving up the cost of living and continues to offload hundreds of millions of dollars in public infrastructure costs onto the backs of current residents to pay for all the new developments.

They can’t get people to move here fast enough, while we try to figure out how we can afford to stay here.

This ain’t about the bag ban, it’s about sacking those who have made our town just one big real estate play — at our expense!

Here’s how we scored Candidates for Austin Mayor and City Council

If you think it’s worthy, please share it!

Let’s take our city back, once and for all of Austin, y’all!