I want to share with you how energizing my Saturday morning was.
Blue Action Democrats President, Carrie Collier-Brown and I joined about 25 other people block walking for Joseph Kopser, who's running for Congress in TX-21 and Steve Kling, who's running for Texas State Senate.
Carrie and I completed a list of about 50 houses south of William Cannon near Escarpment, working together at first and then splitting up for a few blocks. You might have seen our Facebook live.
One of our first houses was a woman who didn't realize how many Democrats were active in her neighborhood and is planning on attending one of our meetings. We met folks who were excited to vote and others who didn't know there was an election coming up! And even one member of Blue Action! #GSD
But the most amazing moments were the doors we knocked where lifelong Republicans told us they were voting Democrat for the first time in their lives. We heard others say that our visit convinced them to vote for Kopser and Kling.
We were able to talk about important issues like rising property taxes, education funding, and reducing the chaos in Washington.
There are signs that the blue wave is building. But we need your help to make it happen. Each person we reach could cast a decisive vote in November.
Will you join me for a block walk in Southwest Austin?
If you're not ready to step out on your own, you can opt to be a block walk assistant, where you'll be paired with someone experienced.
If you can't walk at all, consider a donation or become a member. All the money we raise goes to get stuff done before November!
Thank you! See you soon,
Communications Chair, Blue Action Democrats
Do you have a child or neighbor who is attending college but wants to vote in Travis County this fall?
To receive a mail-in ballot, they must be registered to vote in Travis County.
1. Download the form
2. Fill out the form.
Under Section 5, select "absence from the county" during election, be sure you complete section 6B, 7, and 8.
Pro Tip: Section 2 is your registered address in Travis County (your home address), Section 3 is your college mailing address.
3. Be sure to sign the form in Section 10. Make sure it's legible.
4. You must mail the form to: Early Voting Clerk, DANA DEBEAUVOIR PO BOX 149325 AUSTIN, TX 78714-9325. The form must be received by October 26. Don't wait!
5. You will be mailed an absentee ballot in October. You must complete and SIGN the ballot. It should be mailed back to the Travis County Clerk and received by November 7.
Pro Tip: The ballot must be signed and received by 11/7 in order to count! Mail it by Halloween!
6. Remind your student that all these hoops are in place to make sure they DON'T vote, maybe that will make them mad enough to mail the form.
- Register2vote.org -- If you want to vote in person at college, you must register at your college address. This site helps you complete the registration form, but you must sign it and mail it back in order to be registered. Deadline is October 9. Don't delay!
-- Not sure you're registered? Click here to verify your voter registration.
-- Instructions on voting in Texas for college students. Step-by-step guide to vote, including dates and deadlines.