Topic: Take Action

Still Need Motivation to Vote?

If you still need a reason to vote in the governor’s race, we invite you to consider the possible consequences of sitting this one out. Here’s a pertinent excerpt from a new article in Texas Monthly magazine about Gov. Rick Perry’s aspirations beyond the governorship: "Perry is positioning himself for a possible presidential run. His great opportunity is the next...

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Sign Up for NEW Texas AFT Text-Message Alerts

Election day on November 2 is just around the corner. The early-vote period has already started and runs through Friday, October 29, so avoid the long lines and vote early. Check with your local county clerk's office for early-vote sites, and on Tuesday, November 2, vote at your usual polling location. Texas AFT is launching a new text-messaging program that...

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Early Voting Starts–Stand Up for Texas Students and Education Employees!

Twelve days of early voting will run from today through October 29 in the general election that culminates with 12 hours of voting on Tuesday, November 2. We urge you to take advantage of the convenient early-voting period to support candidates who will work to build up public education and do right by Texas students and those who serve them...

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Time to Take Charge of Your Future: Early Voting Begins Monday, October 18

From time to time we spot a car with a bumper sticker that says: "It’s too bad the people who really know how to run the country are all too busy teaching school." We tend to agree that teachers and other school employees have a pretty good handle on what it would take to govern well. We certainly know that...

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Deadline for Voter Registration–October 4

Monday, October 4, is the last day to register to vote for the November 2 general election, when Texas voters will choose the next governor, lieutenant governor, other key statewide officials, and members of Congress and the state legislature. (As a bonus, some of you even get to elect your bosses–that is, members of your local school board–on November 2.)...

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