In the latest report by Equity Austin and co-produced by Texans for Public Justice and Common Cause Texas, we examine inequities within Austin's campaign finance system.
In the 2016 Austin City Council elections, the three most affluent and least diverse districts in Austin contributed 68% of all money raised by Austin residents. By contrast, Austin's four lowest income districts contributed only 8% of all money raised.
Join us this Thursday, July 12 at 10:30AM CT as we go live for the release, and we'll be talking to an expert about the innovative new form of campaign public financing: Democracy Dollars. Watch the Live Facebook event and share!
After our success with the Austin Charter Review Commission approving our Democracy Dollars program, we now have a fight ahead of us to have chance for Texas to lead the nation in making our democracy represent everyone. Take action now and tell your council member to put Democracy Dollars on the ballot!
This is a cause worth fighting for -- Democracy Dollars radically changes who funds campaigns and lets candidates run for office without relying on wealthy donors. That's why we need every Texan to step up and tell Austin City Council to let the voters decide!
Equity Austin understands how high the stakes are -- and we're putting everything we have into making Democracy Dollars a reality. That's why I need your help to carry this energy forward at this critical moment. We must encourage our council members to move forward with Democracy Dollars!