Today begins early voting in Texas and people are already showing up in record numbers to the polls. To say I'm excited is an understatement! I believe in the power of voting as one means of enacting people power. We have much more direct work to do to see the changes we desperately need and want, but please understand voting is a piece of that large, complicated puzzle.
Check out a Bexar County Sample Ballot
Propositions A,B,C City of San Antonio Charter
I am voting NO on all 3. If approved, these props will affect every San Antonian - I believe negatively. If you'd like more information about the propositions please check out this Google Doc of info I gathered while I was researching:
Not So Easy As ABC
If you'd like to see the videos I did in collab with The DownMarket, check out all three here:
Hard Pills Series
Vote for Beto. A moldy sock would be better than Ted Cruz, but luckily O'Rourke seems like a candidate in this current political climate that I can get behind and not feel sleezy about. He has gone to every county in Texas and has an extremely well-thought platform of issues. You can check them out here, on his website. He is pro-women's rights (isn't it sad that's even a position to take?), doesn't believe children should be in cages (again, how is this even up for debate?), and understands how diverse and powerful Texas is.
This vote is extremely important because Texas is a major influencer in US politics. If Democrats with a platform like Beto's can be elected and hold this current administration to task, we as people with morality and sense, have a better shot of turning this dumpster fire around. Mid-terms are critical to regaining power after the horror that was the 2016 election.
District 20 - (re-elect) Joaquin Castro
District 21 - Joseph Kopser
District 23 - Gina Ortiz-Jones (please get Will Hurd out of there!)
District 35 - (re-elect) Lloyd Doggett (Lloyd is one of the most amazing, people-centric politicians I've ever seen. He is at so many events and is always willing to talk and listen. He stands up to the Trump administration every chance he gets. He is a true champion!)
Governor - Lupe Valdez (Greg Abbott has GOT TO GO!!!)
Lieutenant Governor - Mike Collier (THIS OFFICE IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAT GOVERNOR! Dan Patrick is evil.)
Attorney General - Justin Nelson
For other state offices as well as Judges, it's in your best interest to vote DEMOCRAT.
I specifically endorse: Celina Montoya and Veronica Vasquez
Where, When, What ID Do You Need?
This info is from VoteTexas.org!
You need one of SEVEN forms of ID with you at the polls:
What if they say I'm not registered and I know I registered?
Ask for a provisional ballot! It is within your rights to request and submit a provisional ballot.
What if I see something at the polls that doesn't seem legal?
Polls are required by law to have both Spanish and English speakers available if the precint has 5% or more inhabitants that speak Spanish or are of Spanish-decent. There have been many stories where people were taken advantage of and their vote was suggested by poll workers because the voter did not speak English and they did not have a translator available.
If you have or see any issues, please protect our vote and call 866-OUR-VOTE
The Texas Civil Rights Project ensures all voters are treated equal under the law.
Check out more here: https://thedownmarket.net/2018/10/08/hard-pills-its-a-political-netroot-series-episode-1-its-not-as-easy-as-a-b-c/
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