The plastic industry has used the coronavirus to push their toxic products in the midst of a global health crisis. Come learn about the true dangers of plastics to our health and our wildlife at our lunchtime panel discussion. Speakers will include: Katie Pelch, professor of plastic...

On Wednesday night, Austin Mayor Steve Adler delivered his annual State of the City Address, discussing his major priorities & goals for the city. Didn’t have a chance to watch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our handy little guide. You can also watch a...

SummaryAustin is having a primary runoff and special election on July 14th. Learn how to vote safely with our visual guide. Action BoxVote. Vote. Vote. Feeling nervous about voting in the midst of a pandemic? Here's our list of tips & info for how to do it...

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...

2020 is a challenging year. We’ve been grappling with some urgent and complicated challenges as a country. Later this year, we’ll have a presidential election. Meanwhile, urgent problems like climate change remain high in public awareness—but sometimes it feels like polarization is higher than ever, too....

(en español abajo) SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, June 13 starting at 10 a.m., everyone is invited to join the City of Austin and Travis County public health officials in a VIRTUAL conversation to discuss ways to improve health outcomes among our most vulnerable populations. More...

Please join the Texas Civil Rights Project and the ACLU of Texas on Friday, May 29 at 11:00AM CDT to get an update on the status of vote-by-mail in Texas, and how we can ensure that we have a safe in-person voting option. This event will...

SummaryIn this edition of our "Austin Orgs You Should Know" series, we highlight the League of Women Voters Austin Area, a nonprofit organization whose mission is "Empowering voters. Defending democracy. Action BoxIf you're passionate about democracy and voter education, then become a member of the League...