Candidate Forums Have Begun

The Austin 10-ONE City Council candidate forums have begun. The forums are jointly hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area and City of Austin’s Ethics Review Commission.

We invite you to attend the session for your district and for the mayor’s race. If you are not able to attend a forum in person, you can watch the proceedings on ATXN TV or watch the recorded video. Detailed information about the forum sessions and how to attend or view them is included on this web page.

LWV Austin Kickoff Meeting = Great Conversations

The Kickoff Meeting on September 7 featured lots of interesting information and presentations, but maybe the most valuable aspect of the meeting was the opportunity to have some great conversations with interesting people while sharing food and refreshments.

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LWVAA Kickoff Meeting = Planning for the Future

 

Carol Olewin, President

Carol Olewin, President

Carol Olewin, President, was the master of ceremonies for the event. She introduced the board members and brought each vice president to the podium so they could describe their activities and invite attendees to get involved in the areas that most suit their interests and skills.
Mary Cullinane, VP of Programs

Mary Cullinane, VP of Programs

Mary Cullinane, VP of Programs, described the programs and studies that are currently active and invited input on other areas of interest. Current programs are:

  • Public Education
  • Availability of Healthcare
  • Water
  • Local Study of Poverty
  • Transportation
Stacey Mather, VP Voter Service

Stacey Mather, VP of Voter Service

Stacey Mather, VP of Voter Service, described the activities in her area and requested volunteers to help deliver these core functions of the LWV:

  • Register voters
  • “Get Out the Vote”
  • Prepare & distribute the Voters Guide
  • Conduct Candidate Forums
Stewart Snider, VP of Community Relations

Stewart Snider, VP of Community Relations

Stewart Snider, VP of Community Relations, talked about the activities he oversees and the opportunities for volunteers to make a difference.

  • Development / fundraising
  • Publicity & public relations
  • Assist with special events
  •    a. State of the City
  •    b. Elected Officials Reception
  • Capital Corps (representing LWVTX at the TX Legislature)
Judy Clack, VP of Organization

Judy Clack, VP of Organization

Judy Clack, VP of Organization, told about the myriad of things that need to be done to keep the organization operating effectively and how much she depends on volunteers to make it happen.

  • Office assistance
  • Proof reading
  • Mail & phone calls
  • VOTER Newsletter
  • Social media and website

LWV Austin Area Kickoff – Voters Guide Fundraising

About one hundred members and guests were on-hand to hear about 2014-15 activities, including production of its most ambitious Voters Guide. The historic Guide will cover all candidate races, propositions, and bond issues in the five-county area. Of special note is inclusion of the 78 candidates running in the historic Austin City Council races. For the first time, the entire publication will be offered in English and Spanish, in print and online.

The League celebrated the successful special fundraising drive to defer costs of the full translation and expanded distribution of both English and Spanish versions. Charles Stuart, Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas, was recognized for providing major corporate funding for this Voters Guide effort.

Charles Stuart, Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas

Charles Stuart, Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas

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