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- Coming Events
- Unrig the System Summit 2018/02/21
- MMD-PR: multi-member districts with proportional representation 2018/02/12
- CG4TX February 2018 meeting: “What do rural and urban Central Texas have in common?” 2018/02/09
- CG4TX January 2018 meeting: “Endorsed by God? Blending Religion and Politics” 2018/01/07
- CG4TX November 2017 Meeting on Weather and Climate in Texas and Beyond 2017/11/07
Category Archives: Civic Engagement
The Unrig the System Summit conference was convened by Represent.US, a grassroots nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focusing on bringing folks together to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections. This first nationwide summit brought together some … Continue reading
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our general meeting on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. The panel discussion was on climate change and what scientists are expecting both in Texas and in the wider world, as hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, … Continue reading
As I travel to counties adjacent to Travis County, I often hear, “I am new to the political process, I am energized but I don’t know where to start.” Donna Howard, my representative to the Texas House, shared with me … Continue reading
An organization which shares much of Common Ground’s philosophy and methodology is Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). Compare these phrases from Common Ground’s Who We Are: We create respectful settings for transpartisan discussion and cultivate relationships … with CCL’s methodology: By focusing on shared … Continue reading
On Tuesday, June 30, the Texas Anti-Corruption Campaign (TACC) held a roundup of election-law changes in the 84th legislative session which recently ended. CG4TX President Joanne Richards was one of six panelists giving a variety of perspectives, with moderation by … Continue reading