Latinos For Texas Blog

2008-Feb-27

Austin: Urgent need for poll workers

Filed under: — site admin @ 6:10 pm
Here’s the deal, if we don’t get enough folks to work these precinct polling locations, THEY WILL HAVE TO BE COMBINED!! This will lead to much confusion, turning first-time voters off, and possible voter disenfranchisement for both the primary and caucus!If you are an Election Judge worried about missing your own caucus, you can hand off the post-poll closing paperwork delivery to an alternate judge or clerk.

If you can work basically 7am-7pm on election day, please read more below…


The Travis County Democratic Party contracts with the Travis County Elections Division for the Primary Election and are seeking Democrats to work the polling locations throughout the county for the March 4, 2008 Democratic Primary.Let’s not have this happen, so spread the word and tell all your friends and family who may be able to work the polls to call 854 - 9552 and tell them to say: “I want to work the polls for the Democratic Party on March 4th!!!”

We need presiding judges (aka Election Judges or Poll workers), alternate judges, and clerks. All poll workers are required to attend training which is provided by the Travis County Elections Division before the Primary and will be offered during the day and evening, during the week and on weekends. The pay, which is set by the Texas Secretary of State, is $7.00/hour.

If you are interested in working the polls on March 4, 2008 Election Day please call the TRAVIS COUNTY ELECTIONS DIVISION at 854-9552.

2007-Oct-12

Austin Meetup: Council Re-Destricting and Clean Elections

On the agenda:

True Courage Action Network’s Clean Elections Projects
(Rescheduled from last month.)
Austin City Council Seat Re-districting Proposal

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7pm
NOTE NEW LOCATION: El Mercado, South First St.
1302 S 1st St, Austin, Tx, 78704

True Courage Action Network’s Field Director Stewart Snider will present the TCAN Clean Elections project, a statewide initiative to educate voters and candidates about the role of public financing of elections. Its an idea whose time has come in Texas, but it won’t be easy, or quick. This should be an informative and engaging discussion. Background info: http://www.truecourageaction.net/tcans-clean-elections-project

Austin City Councilman Mike Martinez will discuss the moves to re-configure how Austin city council is structured: single-member, at-large, super-districts, hybrids, the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ and do these methods mean more responsive goverment, more affordable campaigns, better representation? Richard dePalma will also tell us about the lessons learned from San Francisco’s efforts to re-structure their city council. There are lots of factors at play, so this will be an interesting discussion.
As always, hope to see you, with a friend,

Your LFT Steering Committee Mario, Crystal, Lila, Michael, & Sabas
Latinos for Texas Steering Committee

2007-Sep-17

Meetup: Clean Elections, Travis County Democratic Chair candidates

Filed under: — site admin @ 12:24 pm

On the agenda:

True Courage Action Network’s Clean Elections Projects
Travis County Democratic Chair candidates.
The Cesar E. Chavez Statue Unveiling Ceremony (Oct. 9th).
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7pm at Kerbey Lane Cafe, 2606 Guadalupe St.

True Courage Action Network’s Field Director Stewart Snider will present the TCAN Clean Elections project, a statewide initiative to educate voters and candidates about the role of public financing of elections. Its an idea whose time has come in Texas, but it won’t be easy, or quick. This should be an informative and engaging discussion. Background info: http://www.truecourageaction.net/tcans-clean-elections-project

The announced TCDP Chair candidates have been invited for a friendly getting to know you and your vision discussion. All three TCDP candidiates we know about, Fidel Acevedo, Andy Brown and Rosie Mendoza will be there. The TCDP is an important piece if the Democratic puzzle here in Austin, so this role can really shape the overall efficiency and effectiveness of both grassroots and top-down action. This is a great chance to ask the potential Chairs about their priorities, and what they plan to do — and not do — if they get elected.

And, don’t forget The Cesar E. Chavez Statue Unveiling Ceremony.
The Student Body, President William Powers Jr. and The University of Texas at Austin Community cordially invite you and all the students on your campus to THE UNVEILING OF THE CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ SCULPTURE on the Main Mall, October 9, 2007 at 11 A.M.

Visit http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/cesarchavez/rsvp.php to RSVP today, or call the UT Austin Office of the Dean of Students at (512) 471-5017 or e-mail at: wbrune@mail.utexas.edu.!
As always, hope to see you, with a friend,

Your LFT Steering Committee Mario, Crystal, Lila, Michael, & Sabas
Latinos for Texas Steering Committee Latinos for Texas is the Texas chapter of Latinos for America.
http://www.LatinosforTexas.com

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