Early Voting has Begun! Vote YES on Prop 14
Early voting starts TODAY, Monday, October 23rd, and SOS urges you to vote "for" statewide Proposition 14, providing $1 billion of one-time funding for parks all across Texas, and "for" Travis County Proposition B providing $274 million for parks and conservation easements across the county. Texas and Travis County are woefully short of protected parks and open space; these items will help address these critical shortfalls.
I-35 Expansion Will Displace Hundreds of Property Owners, Worsen Air Quality, and Hurt East Austin Community
Thursday, October 19th the Austin City Council will be voting on a resolution proposed by Mayor Pro Tem Paige Ellis that would request the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to delay the expansion of I-35 through Central Austin. The proposed project would double the number of lanes through Central Austin, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and significantly worsening air quality in a region nearing non-attainment for federal air quality standards.
In addition to environmental concerns, including the leveling of parkland along Lady Bird Lake, the highway expansion would also displace dozens of businesses, including Escuelita del Alma, one of the few remaining child care facilities offering Spanish-immersion and serving Central Austin residents. To sign up to speak on the proposed City Council resolution to demand TxDOT stop the I-35 expansion (Item 45), sign up to speak here.
Please also save the date, Nov. 5th at 11 AM, for an upcoming rally at Sanchez Elementary School where we will demand our local leaders take action against the I-35 expansion. Details on the rally soon.
Sign up to volunteer on the day of the rally
RSVP for the 11/4 poster-making event @ Cherrywood Coffee
In solidarity and deep appreciation for your continued support!