In the midst of early voting, the TCDP and the Black Austin Democrats are hosting The New Texas Equity Alliance Celebration next Tuesday (October 30, 5-7 p.m.) at the Carver Museum (1165 Angelina Street) to honor leaders who have fought hard against voter suppression in Texas. This is the last fundraiser of the election cycle for the Travis County Democratic Party. Sponsorships and tickets are available now, so click here and plan to join us. Be sure to read our interview with Jeff Travillion in today’s “On the Record With Diane Holloway” for details on the background and inspiration for this event.
Have you cast your ballot yet? Early voting started yesterday (Monday) and continues through Friday, November 2nd. I was proud to cast my ballot yesterday morning at Parque Zaragoza after our TCDP press conference featuring some of our superb Democratic elected officials. We are indeed fortunate in Travis County to have such a great delegation.
Before you vote, be sure to check out our 2012 election website, thecoordinatedcampaign.com, which has information about our endorsed candidates, links to lists of the early voting and mobile voting sites and lots of other good information. It also includes a list of the propositions that the Travis County Democratic Party has endorsed — from Keep Austin Healthy’s Prop 1 to Vote for Fairness Props 10 and 11 to Love Austin’s Props 12 through 18.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, there have been multiple attempts by Republicans to suppress and confuse voters. Constable Bruce Elfant, candidate for Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector, has put together a simple, user-friendly voter info site traviscountyvoter.org with the most common questions and easy-to-understand answers.
For example: You do NOT need a photo ID to vote if you have your voter registration card. That Republican-instigated law was blocked by the Department of Justice and by a federal court in Washington, D.C. Be sure you know your rights, and be sure your voice is heard.
We’ve done amazing work together — so far we have knocked on 85,000 doors — and I want to thank all of you. I also want to encourage everyone to be sure you’ve done everything you possibly can to help re-elect President Obama and achieve victory for all of our great Democratic candidates. Please come by our Coordinated Campaign Headquarters (2406 Manor Road) and volunteer. You can also click here to donate. Let’s give our best efforts now and get this done!
Travis County Democratic Party Chair
PS: Representative Eddie Rodriguez asks for your support for Prop 15, which would allow the City of Austin to expand its funding for affordable housing. This bond will help low-income, elderly and disabled people in our community.