SummaryAustin is having a primary runoff and special election on July 14th. Learn about the County Attorney's race with our easy-to-read guide. Action BoxVote. Vote. Vote. In 2019, 25 percent of the inmates booked in our county jail were Black. That's despite the fact that Austin's...

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...

Have you been wishing you knew more about what it will be like to vote this year? The League of Women Voters Austin Area and the National Council of Jewish Women of Austin are sponsoring a program about new voting processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our...

Our guest this month is The Austin Common's very own Amy Stansbury. She will talk to us about a few concrete actions we can take to support the local climate movement during COVID-19. We'll also reflect on how #blacklivesmatter might inspire new directions for our group...

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...

You might be at home, but the census is still ON. We're here to let you know that YOUth Count when it comes to the census. Join our Wednesday webinars!...

You might be at home, but the census is still ON. We're here to let you know that YOUth Count when it comes to the census. Join our Wednesday webinars!...