Voter Outreach from 'Be A Voter'
Be A Voter has expanded its voter outreach with new educational materials for this election year. They are geared toward increasing civic engagement and voter turnout of 18-29-year-olds. All materials are nonpartisan, non-profit, research-based, and issue-oriented. They are in the public domain and free of charge. The goal is to help a new generation of voters build healthy civic habits and become habitual voters. Go to Be A Voter for more details and additional information.
For Younger Voters
Sign a Petition
Please sign this petition asking John Carter to give back the donations to his campaign from the NRA:
Call your Legislators
To call your legislators at the federal level, Michael Moore and The Huffington Post recommend using “5 Calls”. Go to https://5calls.org and download their app. You will see a list with current issues and a script to assist you in expressing your opinions on those issues. The app is an easy way to make 5 calls in five minutes.
To call/text your state legislators, the Texas Democratic Party has a process for you to become a “connected” Legislative Activist. Go to http://txdem.co/txlege and register. They will send you alerts and links to issues, scripts and phone numbers to voice your opinions on current issues and information on when testimony on issues is being sought so that you can apply to testify at hearings. This program will also request that you take a course to improve your lobbying skills.
Please, use both programs. Keep your skills sharp between now and the 2020 elections. Stay active my friends!
Our group has participated in the Women’s March, the Planned Parenthood Lobby Day, the March for Science and the Red Poppy Parade. Watch the News section of this website for upcoming events.
You can train to be a voter registrar for Williamson County on the 1st or 3rd Tuesday of the month. To sign up for the training, call (512) 943-1630. Training is held at 2:00 and 6:00 pm at 301 SE Inner Loop, Suite 104, Georgetown, TX. You can train to be a Travis County voter registrar by attending a one-hour training session on the first Tuesday of any month at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, or 6:30 pm at the Travis County Voter Registrar’s office at 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin TX 78751 (no reservation required). Note: If you are registered for Travis County you can apply to Williamson County without retraining. We need registrars at all our events and appearances.
Small groups of 4 to 6 will go to office hours for John Carter, Ted Cruz, and other representatives and try to speak to whomever they can (staffers usually). The groups will try to get real appointments with real representatives, and, at the very least, leave letters or written comments in guest books on various key issues. If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Activist Interest Form.
Town Hall Events
Postcard and Letter Writing
Write postcards and letters to elected officials.If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Activist Interest Form.
Letters to the Editor
Please fill out our Activist Interest Form if you are interested in pooling advice and tips to keep letters flowing to the newspapers.
Phone Call Campaigns
Please fill out our Activist Interest Form if you are interested in participating in phone call campaigns.
The Sun City Democrats Activists were very busy this past summer!
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