Taking a cue from our popular newsletter Week at-a-Glance, we thought we'd take a look ahead at the various major events tentatively scheduled for 2021 and which months we're looking at hosting them.
Please note: These events are not set in stone and we will not be updating this list frequently. This is just to help you in planning out your year with the Travis GOP. We hope to see you at any or all of these events! Please check the Travis GOP Events calendar for any and all confirmed event dates an details when announced.
February: Chairman's Cirlce with Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton
March: Chairman's Circle with U.S. Rep. Chip Roy
April: Chairman's Circle with special guest from Trump Administration (tentative) | GOP Golf Tourney
May: Chairman's Circle with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
June: GOP Girls & Guns (if venue allows)
August: GOP Girls & Guns (if venue allows)
September: Labor Day Weekend GOP Golf Tourney | TCRP Reagan Gala
October: GOP Girls & Guns
November: Chairman's Circle event | Donor Thank-You Reception
December: TCRP Annual Christmas Party
UPDATE: Kelly wins with 52%; Virden fires close shot with 48%. See official statement here.
If you live in Northwest Austin, West Austin, the 620 corridor, North Central Austin, or the Austin ISD, you may have a ballot waiting for you!
For a list of all voting locations (you can vote at any in Travis County), to see if you're eligible to vote, find a sample ballot, and more helpful information, visit:
ON THE BALLOT:
Austin City Council District 6:
(Vote for Mackenzie Kelly*)
Austin City Council District 10
(Vote for Jennifer Virden*)
Austin ISD District 5
Austin ISD District 8 (at-large)
* = TCRP-endorsed, Republican voter
To weigh-in on the choices for the Austin ISD races please join the unofficial Travis County Republicans Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/group/travisrepublicans
HOW TO HELP:
To help Mackenzie Kelly win against ultra-liberal, police-defunding Jimmy Flannigan sign up at tinyurl.com/mk6signup or donate at www.mackenzieforaustin.com
To help Jennifer Virden win against uber-liberal Allison Alter sign up at www.jenniferforaustin.com/volunteer or donate at www.jenniferforaustin.com
Kelly and Virden are both campaigning each day of the week. A deployment co-sponsored by the Austin Young Republicans is taking place this weekend. Learn more.
Early voting ends TODAY, Dec. 11.
Runoff Election Day is Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Let's end the year with TWO additional Republican victories in Austin!
Republican candidates are working hard to get themselves elected and bring us the government we deserve. Your candidates and your community benefit from your presence and energy.
This is why the Travis County GOP and the Republican Party of Texas are asking you to volunteer today to be a poll watcher during Early Voting or on Election Day. Your participation is vital to the integrity and security of the election. We look forward to having you on the team.
We're excited to announce that the ballots are ready, the polling places are open, and the 2020 Travis County Republican slate of candidates await your vote!Read more
Click here or the image above for links to each of our exciting candidates' websites or social media pages. There will be no straight-ticket option this year so please familiarize yourself with all of these candidates -- we stand by each of them. Drop them a line to offer some help or make a donation -- they will be glad to hear from you!
While still strongly supporting First Amendment freedoms, Republicans nationwide are calling on elected officials to condemn the violent crime that has regrettably become associated with recent racial justice protests.
The Travis County Republican Party approved a resolution at its 2020-21 organizational meeting this week joining a growing number of Republican organizations calling for GOP activists, party officials, and government officials to 1) condemn terrorist-like actions, 2) support the immediate arrest and prosecution of violent protesters, and 3) demand law enforcement be adequately funded despite calls by radical leftists to defund the police.
"Visitors to Austin should not have to fear for their lives just blocks away from their state capitol, and Austinites should not have to look behind their backs every time they go downtown," said Matt Mackowiak, Travis County Republican Party Chairman. "We as Republicans continue to commend our local, county, and state law enforcement for their tremendous effort keeping weekend protests safe and urge that the Austin City Council maintain full funding for the Austin Police Department. We believe a majority of voters support us in this call and urge Republican leaders at all levels to take a stand for law and order."Read more
2020 TRAVIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF
July 14, 2020 (early voting June 29 through July 10)
Don Zimmerman is the leading Republican running in the Senate District 14 Special Election. He's a proven conservative, having represented taxpayers from his local MUD board to Austin City Hall. Let's send Don to the Texas Capitol to replace outgoing liberal Sen. Kirk Watson!
Ultra-liberal Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and far-left legislator Rep. Eddie Rodriguez are in the running. Help Don Zimmerman make the runoff and turn Austin's biggest Senate District red!
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
- Steiner Ranch Block Walk sign up (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.):
- Lost Creek Block Walk sign up (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.):
- Front Yard Meet-and-Greet (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.):
How else can I help?
How do I vote?
See if you're eligible to vote in SD 14 by finding your state Senate district at www.VoteTravis.com.
Early voting begins Monday, June 29 and ends Friday, July 10. Election day coincides with the Primary Runoff on Tuesday, July 14. If no candidates get more than 50% of the vote it goes to a special election runoff later in the fall to be called by the Governor.
It may seem unthinkable, but it's happening across the country -- hard Left activists are lobbying city councils to de-fund their police departments. It's in danger of happening in Minneapolis, and we suspect the Austin City Council may be considering it soon.
Below are some ways you can get involved in supporting our law enforcement community and taking back the streets of Austin! Check this page regularly for details.
CALL THE COUNCIL!
It's incredibly important that we contact not just your City Council member but the Mayor's office and all other city council offices. Even if you don't live in Austin, tell them you do business in the city and wish to see it safer for all who live, work, and play in Austin, as well as visit the Texas Capitol to be represented as citizens. A full list of contact details is below.
HIT UP SOCIAL MEDIA!
Let your Facebook and Twitter friends know, but don't neglect neighborhood forums such as NextDoor!
We'll have sample text you can share on your social media accounts soon.
SOME WORDS FROM OUR CHAIRMAN
Archive of our LIVE video from Monday, June 8:
Posted by Travis County Republican Party on Monday, June 8, 2020
An important message from our Chairman:
>>Dear fellow Travis County Republican -
This is an urgent request.
Today the City Council will hear testimony that is critical of our Austin Police Department as radical organizations like the Democratic Socialists of America and the Austin Justice Coalition are pushing an outrageous proposal to 'defund the police'.
In light of the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there has been renewed debate about police reform in our country. Debating police tactics and advancing solutions is productive. Peaceful protests are in the finest tradition of America.
But over the past week, we have seen looting, riots, obstructed highways and vandalism across our city.
The Austin Police Department is the only thing that stands between Austin residents and absolute anarchy in our city.
The simple fact is that we have a Mayor and City Council who work to undermine our law enforcement at every opportunity.
They are now considering gutting the police budget, cutting the size of police cadet classes, and they continue to constantly criticize Police Chief Brian Manley.
I want to ask all Republicans to support our police.