Van Os: There at the Birthing Martinez: Current Beneficiary
When Dr. Laura Pressley ran for City Council Place 2 against incumbent Mike Martinez, she broke a long-entrenched taboo that designates two Council seats for individuals of specific racial/ethnic lineage. Originally Places 5 (Hispanic) and 6 (black), the arrangement has not resulted in improved representation of Austin
Precisely because only 7% turn out to vote in City Elections
Subject: Pressley For Austin — Election Day is Saturday, May 12th
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 10:47:20 -0400
Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,
Thanks for all your encouragement and support with our campaign for Austin City Council. Only 7% come out to vote in City Elections, I need your help to win and to make a difference.
Final Election Day is this Saturday, May 12th and voting will occur at our precinct locations:
Precinct Look Up by Voter Name: http://www.traviscountytax.org/showVoterNameSearch.do
Election Day Voting Locations by Precinct: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/county_clerk/election/20120512/eday_polls.pdf
This will be a close election, so please vote and send the message we want someone with a business and technology background at City Hall to stop the wasteful spending, stop the subsidies to developers, and protect our environment.
We have an important Call to Action to get the vote out:
Please contact all your friends, family and co-workers in Austin and tell them why you are supporting our campaign. There is a better way to run our City Hall and here are the changes we will make:
a) Cut costs at Austin Energy to prevent the increases in our electric rates,
b) Stop the corporate subsidies to wealthy corporations such as Apple,
c) Protect our health, environment, neighborhoods and schools,
d) Provide real traffic solutions by transferring commercial traffic from I-35 to SH 130,
e) Stop the subsidies to large developers, and
f) Bring lean business practices to city hall and cut waste in our $2.8B budget.
We need you to forward this email, post on Facebook, and post on LinkedIn, that you are supporting us and are getting the vote out. It will help a great deal! Thanks everyone…See you at the polls!
All my best,
Laura Pressley, Ph.D.
Candidate for Austin City Council, Place 2
P.O. Box 10102
Austin, TX 78766