Citizens Districting (CD10-1) is an election system in which each Austin city councilmember will represent a geographic district made up of approximately 10% of Austin’s population. The 10 council districts will be defined by a truly non-partisan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Just as today, the mayor will be elected to represent all of Austin. The CD10-1 plan would replace Austin’s current “at-large” election system, under which all 7 councilmembers are elected by all of Austin, but end up representing the needs of special interest groups.
Do you feel like the folks at City Hall are representing your needs?
Join us for an evening of dancing, food and fun with citizens working to make our city council fairer – and geographically representative- for all of us!
When: Friday, April 27th 6pm-9pm
Where: in the outdoor venue next to Mexitas Mexican Food and the pink bingo parlor, 12th and E IH-35
All you need to enter the door are 10 signatures that you gathered for the Citizens Districting 10-1 petition or $10.
***Remember, we need 20,000 signatures to ensure that our plan makes it on the ballot! Take that petition to work with you or bug your friends and family. It’s easy to get 10 signatures and doesn’t even take that much time!****
We’ll have dance contests and petition contests. You could win prizes! Will you be:
– the endorsing organization that gathers the most signatures?
– the City Council Candidate?
– the elected official?
The person that brings the most signatures to this event will win $100!!!
Will it be you? Show up to find out!
Backed by the NAACP, LULAC, Texans for Accountable Government, the UT Student Government, and many more civic and community organizations, you’ll be joining a diverse group that advocates for a fair, simple, representative, legal and broadly supported plan to change the way our city council is elected. Geographic representation brings government and people together!
RSVP on Facebook here:
What are you waiting for? Download petitions to fill out here (be sure to read the instructions):
Join the party. Let’s change our city for the better!