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Our fundamental aim is to increase participation in our democracy. When it comes to driving turnout or changing voter behavior, the old political playbook doesn't work. Meeting people where they are does. So we're investing in people and engaging year-round with voters, having deep conversations with them, and building local campaigns on popular, progressive issues with a focus on boots-on-the-ground organizing.More about us
Why Ground Game Texas
Georgia and Arizona gave us a blueprint for grassroots change. We need to build the foundation for that change in Texas.
No more “off years.”
- We can't wait until a month before an election to talk to voters. We need to knock doors year-round and treat every year like it's a presidential election year.
“Safe seats” are a problem.
- Some of the "safest" seats in Texas have the lowest turnout. We need to put issues and candidates on the ballot that motivate and mobilize voters.
Workers, wages & weed.
- Progressive ideas—a $15 minimum wage, expanding Medicaid, legalizing marijuana—are popular ideas. We need to lead with the progressive policies that cross political boundaries.
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Activists submit 38,000 signatures in effort to put policing issues on city ballot
San Antonio’s Office of the City Clerk received more than 38,000 signatures Tuesday in support of a local petition to put a range of policing issues on the May ballot.
If the clerk verifies that at least 20,000 of those signatures belong to registered voters in San Antonio, voters will have the opportunity to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession, end enforcement of abortion laws, establish a city “justice director” position, ban police from using no-knock warrants and chokeholds and expand the city’s cite-and-release policy for low-level, nonviolent crimes.
Green wave? Cannabis decriminalization passes in five Texas cities
Voters in San Marcos, Denton, Elgin, Killeen and Harker Heights approved propositions that end arrests for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, in most cases – and this comes only months after Austin passed a similar measure back in May. Progressive group Ground Game Texas spearheaded the initiative by collecting signatures to put marijuana decriminalization on the ballot in those cities.
Five Texas cities vote to decriminalize having small amounts of marijuana
By the end of Election Day, five Texas cities have voted to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession.
After Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the proposition to decriminalize carrying small amounts of marijuana in May, Ground Game Texas — the progressive group behind that effort — successfully worked with local organizations and pushed for similar measures to appear on the ballots of Denton, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin and Harker Heights for the midterms cycle.
Voters in these cities have now shown strong support for the proposals at the polls.