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Group creates guide to local politics

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

The creators of the “A Beginners Guide to Local Democracy” activity book and magazine will hold a launch party – 6:30 p.m., Oct. 2 at Gather Venues – that is intended to draw novices and newcomers to the local political process. The project was conceived by a group of local millennials who are disappointed in the low level of political participation in city government, especially among younger voters who vote and engage up to one-seventh as much as senior voters. The event will feature comedians, civic-minded art installations, appearances from City Council members Greg Casar and Delia Garza, and presentations from political leaders who have been successful in carrying out movements at the local level. The activity book is described as an “easy-to-read (and fun) guide (that) walks you through all the basics about how Austin’s local government system works.” Tickets for the event are $10, available here.

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