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Newly Endorsed Items

The following items of business were endorsed by DSA Austin at our Monthly Meeting on April 21, 2016.

Endorsement of the Disability Integration Act (SB 2427). Danny Saenz, DSA Austin and ADAPT member, explained how this bill will further protect people with disabilities and strengthen their power and ability to live in community-based settings. DSA members who are part of other human rights groups are encouraged to discuss and support this bill in those other groups.

Endorsement of voting “NO” on the May 7th vote for Proposition 1. This proposition is regarding ride-sharing companies, e.g. Uber and Lyft. It would repeal safety measures, such as the fingerprinting of drivers and the requirement of the company’s emblem to be displayed. Many Austin leaders and fixtures in the Austin community support the vote of “NO” against Prop. 1: The Austin Chronicle, Austin Neighborhoods Council, Austin Police Association, Austin Firefighters Association, Austin Women’s Political Caucus, former City Council Member Laura Morrison, former state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday, former Austin Independent School District board President Gina Hinojosa, Travis County Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding and Austin Sierra Club’s Roy Waley.

DSA Meeting Summary from Thursday, 11/19

Co-Chair Elections: Allison Behr and Danny Fetonte were elected as Co-Chairs of DSA Austin for November 2015 – November 2016.

Climate Change Rally on Sunday, 11/29 at 1pm at the Capitol: DSA members to attend to show our support for this global issue and continue collecting petitions to get Bernie on the Primary Ballot in Texas.  Visit Texans for Bernie for blank petitions and petitions instructions.

Update on Bernie Sanders Campaign: Over 10,000 signatures have been collected to get Bernie on the Texas Primary Ballot!  Almost 8,500 signatures have been verified.  5,000 verified signatures are needed to get Bernie on the ballot, but our goal is to have 10,000-12,000 verified signatures to show Texas and the rest of the country how much support Bernie has in Texas!  You can drop off notarized petitions at the Texas State Employees Union office at 1700 S. 1st St. or mail/drop off to Danny Fetonte at 8301 Washita Dr., Austin 78749.