The deadline to register to vote in the 2004 election is October 4. If you're not registered yet, what are you waiting for? If you live in Harris County, I urge you to check out HCVoter.net, the online resource for voter registration. You can check to make sure you're registered - if so, it'll also tell you what precinct you're in and who your local elected officials are - to register if you're not, or to update your existing registration if you need to (for example, if you've moved). It's a very slick site, so check it out. I don't much care for Paul Bettencourt's politics, but I have to admit, the guy runs a tight ship.
Speaking of voter reg, Austin folks have an opportunity to help with that tomorrow morning. Click the More link for details. Thanks to HellieMae for the tip.
Door Hangers and Breakfast Tacos for Democracy
The number one reason a person doesn't register to vote is that they don't have a card in their hands. This week, 70,000 people in Austin won't have an excuse 'cause we're hanging a bag with voter registration cards on apartment and dorm doors all across town.
We need you. Can you spare a couple of hours for this project?
When: Saturday, September 25, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Glen Maxey's office, 512 E. Riverside
What: Door hangers, breakfast tacos, and juice (bring your own coffee). After breakfast and a few instructions, we'll set out in teams so we can cover an entire complex quickly. Please let us know if you're coming or you won't get a taco (plus it helps us plan). Email Fran Vincent at Fran@democracyfortexas.org or call (512) 468-4127.
If you can't make it Saturday morning, you can still help by going by 512 E. Riverside and taking some door hangers for YOUR complex or one near where you live. (We're targeting Democratic areas-usually anything east of Mopac and student complexes west of Mopac.)
Email Glen Maxey at Glen@democracyfortexas.org.
This project must be completed this weekend!
* In 2000, 24,189 people registered between March primaries and September 1
* In 2004, 36,946 people registered in that time frame.
* 59% of those newly registered voters cast a ballot in November 2000.
This weekend can make a huge difference for our candidates in 6 weeks!
What have you done for democracy this week?
Your Democracy for Texas Steering Committee-
Marla Camp, Glen Maxey, Teri Sperry, and Fran Vincent