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Environmental Democrats make endorsements
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Austin Environmental Democrats met online last Friday and voted overwhelmingly to endorse the city’s two transportation bonds that will be up for vote in November. The group also made endorsement decisions about Austin Independent School District trustees, voting online with a process allowing voters to remain anonymous, just like when they vote on paper ballots in person. The group voted 51 to 7 to endorse funding for Proposition A, which would fund Project Connect’s rail lines and bus rapid transit as well as affordable housing and other anti-displacement measures. They also voted 50 to 7 to endorse a package of road, sidewalk, bicycle lane and trail improvements known as Proposition B. On the question of AISD trustees, the group endorsed John McKiernan-González in District 2 , Kevin Foster in District 3 and Noelita Lugo in District 8. Lynn Boswell and Jennifer Littlefield got a dual endorsement in District 5. The group also endorsed one candidate in Del Valle ISD: David Albert for District 2.