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- CG4TX November 2017 Meeting on Weather and Climate in Texas and Beyond 2017/11/07
- CG4TX October 2017 meeting on CodeNEXT from multiple district perspectives 2017/10/23
- CG4TX September 2017 meeting on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities 2017/10/10
- The new front in the gerrymandering wars 2017/09/28
- How to have true conversations with people we disagree with 2017/07/09
Category Archives: Events
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
What: CodeNEXT from multiple district perspectives When: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Where: Yarborough Branch Library Who: Jimmy Flannigan, Council Member, District 6 Jeff Travillion, County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Associate Professor of Community … Continue reading
CG4TX September 2017 meeting on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities
On September 9, 2017 Common Ground for Texans hosted a panel discussion, moderated by Mike Ignatowski, on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities. In recognition of our two-hour time limit, we focused on the first two … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Stewart Snider and I attended the Texas Conference on Civic Life put on by the Annette Strauss Institute on November 9, 2013. The conference was an outgrowth of a joint study by the Institute and the National Conference Citizenship’s publication … Continue reading
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
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