Category Archives: Events

Webinar on Money in Politics, Voting Rights, and the Environment

A webinar, “Lean to the Green,” produced by Friends of the Earth, addresses the twin problems of money in politics and voter suppression. The webinar is designed to recruit participants in the Democracy Awakening event scheduled to take place April 16–18 (Common … Continue reading

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CG4TX Meeting Postponed

The meeting scheduled for today (10 January 2015), “What is Corruption in a Political Context,” was to be held at the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library. The city has announced that because of the current winter storm warning, … Continue reading

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Film event: Pay 2 Play

Public Citizen Texas, Move To Amend, Texans for Public Justice, Texas Public Research Group, Common Cause Texas, Common Ground for Texans, Wolf-PAC, The League of Women Voters Austin Area Present “Pay 2 Play” Public Interest Pictures & Shoot First Inc. … Continue reading

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Travis County Democrats and Republicans talking together – Can we do it better than the R’s and D’s in Washington?

On November 2nd, Common Ground for Texans hosted a community conversation with a panel of 3 Republican and 3 Democratic Travis County precinct chairs. The meeting was facilitated by Diane Miller, founder of Civic Collaboration, a firm that specializes in … Continue reading

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Move To Amend (MTA) is coming to Austin.

Move To Amend will hold their 2013 Grassroots Democracy Convergence in Austin. When: October 11-13 (Friday evening; Saturday all day; and Sunday morning) Where: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St, Austin 78702. What’s happening: There will be speakers and workshops on … Continue reading

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Groups in Austin building a coalition against ALEC

When:  Monday, August 5th at 7 PM Where: On the Austin City Hall Plaza What: Planning for a visual solidarity action. Action will tentatively take place under the Rotunda at the Texas State Capitol on Friday, August 9th at 1 PM. In … Continue reading

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Lessig on Moyers

As Lessig says, For someone who grew up when I did, nothing could be cooler than being interviewed by Bill Moyers. The interview’s ostensible topic is the tension between security and privacy, but Lessig manages to make the connection between … Continue reading

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Campus Remix Challenge

Rootstrikers has announced a competition to remix Lawrence Lessig’s TED talk “We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim.” The campus connection is explained by the Campus Remix Challenge web page: … in the Fall of 2012 Rootstrikers launched a … Continue reading

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Priority Issues Before the Texas Legislature’s 83rd Session

The December 1, 2012 Coffee Party Austin meeting consisted of a conversation with Texas Representative Donna Howard about the likely priority issues before the 83rd legislative session. These notes have not been vetted by Rep. Howard, who is therefore not … Continue reading

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