Many of you have been asking us, “What can I do to help.” Read this update, then please vote for these candidates, depending on where you live. Then get on the phone or on the computer and get your friends out! These are tight races where your vote will count extra!
Early voting ends this Friday, Feb. 28. Election Day is Tuesday, March 4th.
THE BIG NEWS FOR STATEWIDE RACES IS THIS…
DEBRA MEDINA stands to come in first in a crowded race for Texas Comptroller!
Once again, defying the odds and creating the biggest nightmare for the Republican establishment is the possibility that Debra Medina could become State Comptroller! This Texas Tribune piece shows Debra Medina at the top of the heap in this crowded race, facing big money from the usual suspects. Just remember, Debra was always there amongst us, standing with us fighting Trans-Texas Corridor and in recent years has really led the fight for eminent domain reform standing up to TransCanada, despite the fallout from the powerful oil and gas lobby. She gets it on the need to work with everyone, regardless of political persuasion.
Click here for details you can share online and a flier you can print. PS Debra just sent out a message asking for your help to get her over the 50% threshold. This would knock the Perry, et. al gang, for a loop!
DO YOU OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO LIVES IN AUSTIN & TRAVIS COUNTY?
Please vote for and ask your friends to vote for Sarah Eckhard for Travis County Judge!
One of the key races for all of Central Texas in Travis County (Austin and surrounding cities relevant are posted below). Austin area friends, please help us get the vote out this year for former County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt in the Democratic Primary for Travis County Judge.
ChangeAustin.org has a full page of well researched information on this race. Some powerful movers and shakers, including State Sen. Kirk Watson, are trying to stop the more than well-qualified (and honest) Sarah Eckhardt and insert a political operative with no experience, Andy Brown, to be their water boy…literally!
At the recent hearing of the Texas Commission of Environmental Qualify (don’t let that name fool you!) Sen. Watson (who now is supposed to represent Bastrop County too) has urged the TCEQ to grant the LCRA the right to severe cut backs (if not a cut off) of those downstream of Austin! Watson, always willing to front for the real estate lobby that wants to hide the fact that central Texas is running out of water. If it weren’t why would private profiteers like Forestar Real Estate and EndOp be working overtime to try to move Bastrop/Lee counties’ water to the IH-35 growth corridor? They want to protect those developers who are building in areas without sustainable water, folks.
Remember our friend, Rep. Lois Kolkhorst? She was the one who helped Texans of all persuasions — from day one — fight and stop the Trans-Texas Corridor. She is also chair of the Public Health Committee in the Texas House. She testified after Watson at the same hearing that, “I’m Chair of Public Health, this will become a pandemic across the state of Texas if we begin to curtail water in certain areas and not throughout the whole basins.”
Bottom line is this — the water robber barons are coming out of the closet. We must unite and vote wherever is needed to cut THEM off at the pass! In Austin and Travis County, that’s in the Democratic primary and it’s for Sarah Eckhardt.
Eckhart might not be Wonder Woman, but she is smart and gutsy enough to listen to citizens.
Here are the various cities within that may be in part or entirely within Travis County that can vote on the Travis County Judge race:
Do you know that live in Travis County that can vote in this race? That would be these cities:
Cedar Park — a small portion
Elgin – a small portion
Horsby Bend CDP (all of it)
Jollyville CDP – a small portion
Jonestown – all of it
Lago Vista – all of is
Leander – a small portion
Lost Creek CDP – all of is
Manor – all of it
Pflugerville – 99%
Point Venture – 100%
Round Rock – a small portion
Shady Hollow – small portion
Volente – all of it
Webberville – all of it
West Lake Hill – all of it
Windemere CDP – all of it
VOTE FOR TIMOTHY DELASANDRO IN THE AREAS JUST WEST OF BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION:
House District 12 (all of Limestone, Robertson and parts of Brazos and McLennan counties)
Please vote in the Republican primary for Timothy Delasandro and boot the incumbent, Kyle Kacal out! This race is all about protecting the richest farm soil in Texas (and perhaps the world!), the Brazos River Bottom. Kacal gets an F — send him home! Click here for details you can share online and a flier you can print out.