Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Engage ATX will be hosting a series of pre-election events to educate Central Texas voters about our $720 million transportation bond and local council races. Watch this website for information about how to attend. In the meantime, to register to vote, find your polling location, get information about early voting, and more, visit www.votetexas.gov.
Meet Elected Officials
Beginning with Austin Mayor Steve Adler, EngageATX members have been meeting with Austin's elected officials in an intimate setting. Priority registration is given to district residents, but all members are invited to attend and participate.
Learn About Austin
Engage Members are invited to participate in monthly lunch and learns, sponsored by Benchmark Bank. These events are centered around timely topics and feature prestigious guest speakers. For example, in the photo above Engage ATX hosted AISD superindent, Dr. Paul Cruz.
Take a Position
In early 2015, EngageATX formed a Policy Committee to help members become active participants in local issues. Beginning with a position paper on CodeNext, the policy committee will tackle tough issues and express opinions on behalf of the EngageATX.
Over the past few years, Austin has become one of the most renowned and vibrant cities in the world. With vibrancy and growth comes an insurgence of young, energetic companies and individuals, looking for opportunity and representation.
Despite this growing trend, however, our demographic has been underrepresented in the local political process. Individuals under the age of 45 make up 57% of the total number of registered voters in Austin but in the last municipal election represented only 22% of the turnout. In Austin, the median age of the population is 44 years old while the median age of a voter in a City of Austin election is 58 years old.
It’s time to change this trend! In 2014, Austin experienced a significant shift in its political landscape in moving from an at-large City Council to a City Council represented by geographic districts. This transition represented a unique and critical juncture in our city’s history and will have a lasting impact on its future.
Unlike any other time in the history of our city, we have the opportunity to collectively influence the political landscape by uniting our demographic and engaging the next generation of leadership for Austin. This is the goal of EngageATX. Join today and be part of the conversation!
By participating in Engage ATX, members will have a chance to deepen their personal knowledge of local and regional issues, while interacting with their contemporaries at social, educational, and advocacy events.