Endorsements by Public Officials

Leslie Pool
Austin City Councilmember

Kendall Pace
AISD Board President

Jayme Mathias
AISD Board of Trustees

Cindy Anderson
AISD Board of Trustees

Julie Ann Nitsch
ACC Board of Trustees

Sean Hassan
ACC Board of Trustees

Endorsements by Organizations

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Texas AFL-CIO is a state labor federation consisting of 235,000 affiliated union members who advocate for Texas working families. Texas AFL-CIO seeks a fair shot for all working people – both union and non-union – by working in the legislative and political arenas. The organization also provides support for unions by organizing new members and coordinating community service, volunteer, and educational programs. 

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The Austin Chronicle
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The Austin Chronicle is an independent weekly newspaper that reports on political, environmental, and legal issues affecting the greater Austin community, along with being a primary source for information about Austin’s cultural scene.

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Our Revolution Texas
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Our Revolution Texas is a statewide progressive organization and the first state affiliate of Our Revolution. Our Revolution supports a new generation of progressive leaders and empowers millions to fight for progressive change by elevating the political consciousness. Further, Our Revolution strives to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families.

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Austin Area Central Labor Council
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The Austin Area Central Labor Council is a local labor council of the AFL-CIO and at the heart of the labor movement. The Central Labor Council is a democratically-elected body dedicated to representing the interests of working people at the state and local level. The Council mobilizes its members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice, along with striving daily to vanquish oppression and make the community better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.


Austin Progressive Coalition

Given to only those who earn dual endorsements from both the University Democrats and Central Austin Democrats, an endorsement from the Austin Progressive Coalition is a sign of unity and a show of confidence among the Austin community. 


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Wimberley Indivisible
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Wimberley Indivisible is a political and socially progressive grassroots organization located in Wimberley, Texas. The organization's mission is to educate, inspire, mobilize and give voice to its members to restore the principles of Truth, Social Justice, Environmental Stewardship and Financial Responsibility to government at all levels.
Wimberley Indivisible's vision is a government that is truly FOR the people and BY the people. The organization's members believe that change starts first at the local level in Wimberley, but they are also committed to change at the state and federal levels.

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 University Democrats
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For sixty years, the University Democrats have been the leading voice of the Democratic Party at The University of Texas. 

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Circle C Area Democrats
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Circle C Area Democrats (CCAD) is the largest Democratic club in Travis County. CCAD is dedicated to community service and to the election of Democrats to local, regional, and national office. The membership includes residents of Circle C, Western Oaks, Legend Oaks, Shady Hollow, Scenic Brook, Maple Run, Deer Park at Maple Run, Twin Creeks, Sendera, Oak Creek Parke, Aviara, Meridian, Oak Hill and other southwest Austin neighborhoods.

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Stonewall Democrats of Austin
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Stonewall Democrats is devoted to advancing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The organization supports the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates who support this mission. Stonewall Democrats draws its strength from a nationwide network of individuals and clubs composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Democrats and its allies who are working to realize these goals.

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Austin Tejano Democrats
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Austin Tejano Democrats is a Democratic organization whose purpose is to uplift the voices of the Tejano community in the Austin area and support local candidates who align with their values.

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Austin Democratic Veterans
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ATX Dem Vets is a progressive democratic organization based in Austin, Texas. Their mission is to promote pro-veteran legislation and candidates, along with advocating for progressive government policies at the local, state, and national levels.


Austin Young Democrats
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Austin Young Democrats is an organization that focuses on social and economic issues affecting people who are under 40-years-old. This group of Millennials drives progressive change through new ideas about how to make a difference in politics and increase engagement among the youth population. Austin Young Democrats also supports candidates by helping them reach young voters in the area.

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AFSCME, Local 1624
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AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. AFSCME includes nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services, and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

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Liberal Austin Democrats
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After the 2010 mid-term elections, a group of activists from Central Texas banded together to ask tough questions:  What happened? Why did it happen? How can we actually make a difference in Texas government? Not satisfied with the answers they found, the Liberal Austin Democrats decided to take a stand and get results their way. As the movement grew, they recruited some of the best thinkers, activists, and organizations Texas has to offer to strengthen their message and help move Texas forward.


Central Austin Democrats
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Central Austin Democrats is a leading force for action in the progressive community covering the Central Austin area.

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Left Up To US
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Left Up To US is an Austin-based, 100% volunteer-run organization that drives progressive change at the local level through active community engagement and educating the public about issues of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

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South Austin Democrats
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Established over 40 years ago, the South Austin Democrats is an organization that consists of members of the South Austin community. The group advocates for progressive issues and candidates. 

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NxNW Democrats
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NxNW Democrats is a democratic organization based in Austin that advocates for progressive causes and supports Democratic candidates. The organization’s boundaries are from IH 35 on the East; the Travis County line on the North and West; and, from the South, all precincts which are within or immediately adjacent to a line that runs from the intersection of IH 35 and 38½th Street to 38th Street to 35th Street (including both sides of those streets) to Lake Austin (including the north side of Lake Austin) to Lake Travis (including the north side of Lake Travis), to the Travis County border on the West.

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Capital Area Progressive Democrats
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Capital Area Progressive Democrats (CAPD) actively supports progressive Democratic candidates and promotes coalition-building among Austin's varied and diverse communities.


Northeast Travis County Democrats (NETCo)
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The Northeast Travis County Democrats (NETCo) is a democratic organization based in Northeast Travis County and the surrounding suburbs. Their mission is to promote progressive causes and increase political engagement in the Northeast Travis County area, along with supporting endorsed candidates.

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DUH - Demand Universal Healthcare
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Demand Universal Healthcare is an organization whose mission is to help establish tax supported, comprehensive healthcare for everyone in the United States


Pledges Chris Has Made

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Candidates with a Contract
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Candidates with a Contract (CWAC) is a non-partisan, progressive group that recruits candidates from all over the country, and all over the political spectrum, to sign an anti-corruption contract and include it in their platform. CWAC prioritizes transparency and accountability over partisan politics. Their philosophy is based on the idea that elected officials are supposed to be public servants, not aristocrats.


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Off Fossil Fuels is a project of Food & Water Action, the political arm of Food & Water Watch. The organization has worked for years to protect our water from fracking, pipelines and other extreme energy projects.

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Fossil Free Pledge
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I pledge not to take contributions from oil, gas, or coal industries, and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.


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