POLITICS

 

Austin Environmental Democrats (AED)

604 West 11th Street

Austin, TX 78701

Ted Siff (512) 657-5414

FAX: (512) 495-9955

E-Mail: austinenvironmentaldems@gmail.com

Net: austinenvironmentaldems.org

Facebook: facebook.com/ATXenvirodems

Purpose: Austin Environmental Democrats is committed to (1) being a leading voice for Austin Democrats on how environment, conservation, sustainability, and related issues should be addressed in Austin and Travis County; (2) working for the development of programs to improve the quality of life for all residents of Travis County; (3) providing grassroots support for the Travis County Democratic Party (TCDP) with emphasis on environmental issues and good city government; (4) endorsing candidates, amendments, and propositions that promote AED objectives; and (5) informing the membership about current issues.

Projects/Activities: Electing Democrats with strong environmental credentials and platforms.

Meetings: Generally on the first Friday of each month at El Mercado-South, 1302 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 from Noon to 1 PM.  If in doubt, check the AED Facebook page or TCDP Web site to confirm.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Work on endorsed candidate campaigns, as available.

Dues: $10/year.  Join thru ActBlue:  secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/29057

 

Texas League of Conservation Voters

P.O. Box 13558

Austin, TX 78711

Elizabeth Doyel (512) 477-4424

FAX: (512) 477-6555

E-mail: info@tlcv.org

Net: tlcv.org

Purpose: Texas League of Conservation Voters is a group of 3 organizations that works together to make sure that conservation continues to be a Texas value.

Texas League of Conservation Voters is our advocacy organization. We advocate in the legislature and beyond, working for strong conservation policies. We publish a Legislative Scorecard telling you how your lawmakers voted on key conservation issues that you care about. Together, we hold them accountable for the decisions they make.

Texas League of Conservation Voters Foundation is our citizen outreach and education organization. We work on organizing citizens who share our environmental values to effectively engage in the democratic and policy-making process. This involves us developing in our own non-partisan civic engagement work, highlighting the need for increased voter registrations and voter turnouts, particularly from traditionally underrepresented communities.

Texas League of Conservation Voters PAC is the organization’s affiliated political action committee. We support candidates for public office who understand that a sound environment, a strong economy, and healthy communities go hand in hand.

Volunteer Opportunities: These are ongoing.

 

Travis County Green Party

1712 E Riverside Dr., #42
Austin, TX 78741
Contact (512) 551-0310

E-Mail: travisgp@txgreens.org
Net: tcgp.org
Facebook: facebook.com/travisgp

Purpose: To be the people-funded electoral arm of the movements working to create a society and government based in participatory democracy, social and economic justice, ecological sustainability, and nonviolence. We work to provide a ballot line for those who wish to use the elections to promote this agenda and get elected to serve the people and the planet, not corporate greed.

Projects/Activities: Community Outreach & Voter Registration; GOTV; support local issue movements; watchdog for election law changes & promote electoral reforms; run electoral campaigns; work to retain state-wide ballot access; legislative lobbying on Green issues (e.g.,  election reform, environment, and social justice).

Meetings: 3rd Sunday at 2 PM – subject to change – at 1105 E. 6th Street, Austin TX 78702.

Volunteer Opportunities: Blockwalking; staffing office; fundraising; media & public relations; outreach & recruitment; writing/editing; graphic/meme design; video editing/creation; distributing fliers; database management; lobbying; testifying at City Council and Legislature; running for office; and more.  Student interns can receive credit.

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