Newly interested in getting more involved in what's happening at City Hall? Then you've got to get yourself a copy of “A Beginner’s Guide To Local Government." It’s fun, it explains all the basics of Austin’s local government system, and it comes with stickers. What...

SummaryAustin is having a primary runoff and special election on July 14th. Learn about all the positions that are on the ballot (and what the heck they even mean) with our easy-to-read guide. Action BoxVote. Vote. Vote. Raise your hand if you've ever walked into a...

Partner PostThis post comes from one of our Austin Common community partners, The City of Austin Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability is the city department that works on issues related to climate change, food policy, and green business. Action BoxHave thoughts for the Office...

Every Monday, The Austin Common staff shares what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. This week, we’re focusing our recommendations on police reform & the upcoming election. For more, follow us on Instagram – @the_austin_common. Read: Black Lives Matter's Years of Pressure Paved Way For Sudden...

About The AuthorJanis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as one of the organizers of Community Resilience Trust, a grassroots coalition that came together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of making Austin a more equitable city...

SummaryIn this story, we highlight Black Mamas ATX, a local organization on a mission to end maternal health disparities. Action BoxSupport Black Mamas ATX by donating on their Patreon Page. “No mother should have to face death in order to give life.”  These are the words...

Every Monday, The Austin Common staff shares what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. This week, we’re focusing our recommendations on racial justice & local government. For more, follow us on Instagram – @the_austin_common. Read: A Beginner's Guide To Local Government Just starting to get involved with what's...

SummaryWe've partnered with the team at A Functional Democracy to share some helpful tips for testifying and to help distribute their "A Beginner's Guide To Local Government" book. Action BoxSign up to speak at the next Council meeting and get yourself a copy of "A...

SummaryThe City of Austin is beginning the process of redrawing our City Council districts, which happens every 10 years. Action BoxHelp shape Austin for the next 10 years! Apply to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Committee. Right now, the city government is calling on...

Every Monday, The Austin Common staff shares what we're reading, watching, and listening to. This week, we're focusing our recommendations on racial justice and police reform issues. For more, follow us on Instagram - @the_austin_common. Throughline podcast  - American Police This podcast from NPR shares the history...


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