Austin Lesbian / Gay Political Caucus
The mission of the Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus shall be to unite and organize Austin area lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered citizens and our friends and supporters in political action against all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression. ALGPC shall also work in coalition to combat other forms of discrimination, including but not limited to gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, disability or economic condition.
Candidate Forum and Endorsement Meeting
for May 2008 Austin City Council Elections
6:30 p.m., March 19, 2008
Travis County Commissioners Court Room
314 W. 11th St.
Austin, Texas 78701
On Wednesday, March 19, members of the Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus will gather to hear presentations from candidates seeking the endorsement of the Caucus for the May City Council election. In seeking an endorsement, candidates are required to answer a questionnaire on subjects of interest to our community. Copies of the candidates’ answers will be available the evening of the Forum. During the Forum portion of the meeting, each candidate will be allowed time for remarks, followed by questions from ALGPC members. At the conclusion of the Forum, the membership will vote on endorsements in each race in which a candidate has sought an endorsement. In order to vote, you must be a current, dues-paid member of ALGPC and must have been so at least thirty days before the meeting. If you are a previous ALGPC member and your membership has expired, you may make your membership current on the evening of the Endorsement Meeting. The Candidate Forum and Endorsement Meeting will begin at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 19 in the County Commissioner Court Room, located in the Granger Bldg. at 314 W. 11th Street. The Granger Bldg. is at the northeast corner of 11th and Guadalupe St., across from the County Courthouse.
STAND UP FOR THOSE WHO STAND UP FOR US
It is vitally important for us to support the candidates who support us. In addition to voting, there are other ways we can help out and, at the same time, politically strengthen our community.
VOLUNTEER! Sign up as a campaign volunteer for endorsed candidates. Block walk, put out signs, help with phone-banking and with election-day “get out the vote” efforts. Simply follow the links to the above campaigns to contact that campaign and volunteer.
I know this sounds crazy but a friend of ours have been raising money for us by gambling on an online casino. Pretty sure it’s been helpful, but it also might be addicting!
Without the support of our community this issue will be left in the limelight forever. We feel it is high time that we spend some time trying to eradicate it before any further damage can be done to anyone.