Thanks to the folks who showed up at this press event — especially our speakers, former State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, NAACP-Austin Branch President, Nelson Linder and Republican leader, Roger Borgelt. Juiie Nitsch, serving as Indy Austin’s Communications Director did a great job facilitating our first press event.
Some of you might not know this, but ballot petitions are legal documents capable of forcing an election to take place. They are not done online. They must be done on paper. Come listen in and pick up petitions!
September 14, 2:30 pm
Location: Outside and on the Eastside of Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
Look for “The Papoose” Petition Wagon
Leaders of the last citizens petition — the 10-1 system for geographic representation and independent citizens redistricting commission — are speaking at this event along with many new and old Austin friends of reform. We will focus on petitions to secure citizens right to Referendum (a vote to reverse Council decisions) and for the right to vote on CodeNEXT, a massive overhaul of the City of Austin’s land development code.
IndyAustin, a new political action committee established to manage petition drives for a public vote, has called this press conference. Please visit our website for more about us.
We have invited Council members to come listen in or speak to us.
This event will be camera friendly!
Can’t make it? Download, print, sign and mail the Petition for Referendum from here and the Petition for a Public Vote on CodeNEXT from here. We’re also doing this petition for a new Sign Ordinance, though this will not be the subject of this press conference. We hope you’ll sign and send all three!
For more information call or text Linda Curtis at 512-657-2089