Topic: Voting

Making Meaningful Change Out of the '10-1' System

Nov. 17, 2015
Downtown Austin

A recent report studying public views about the Austin City Council’s move to geographic representation shows that most Austinites are optimistic about a more representative and more inclusive city council. That’s great news, but delivering on that optimism requires collective actions from leaders and residents to seize this moment of opportunity and translate it to a lasting benefit for our city.

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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to Host 2012 Election Debriefing

Nov. 5, 2012

After the ballots have been cast and our political leaders have been named, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life's New Politics Forum will host a 2012 Election Debriefing. The nonpartisan conference, which takes place Friday, Nov. 9, will offer an insider's perspective on the election from campaign professionals, communication experts, scholars and members of the press.

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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Hosts 'Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide' on Oct. 18

Oct. 15, 2012

While polarization can make politics more exciting for intense partisans, it can hinder compromise and governing. In an effort to bridge the partisan divide, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host "Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide."

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Young Texans Gather to Explore Causes and Solutions for Low Civic Engagement

Sept. 20, 2012

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT News 90.5 are hosting an interactive dialogue among young Texans those who are engaged and those who aren't about the causes of low civic participation in Central Texas and how to boost it.

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Texas Voters' Top Concerns Remain Economy, Border Security, Immigration, Poll Says

May 26, 2011

Texas voters believe the most pressing issues facing the country are economic, while the most important problems facing Texas are border security and immigration, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll released this week.

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