#txlege terms you should know!

Lobbying: any attempt by individuals or private interest groups to influence the decisions of government. You are required to register as a lobbyist if you 1) make a total expenditure […]

Ranked choice voting explained

Ranked Choice Voting is a system that allows people to rank candidates by their preference. This means that if your vote is not counted for your number one preference, then […]

Texas Legislature resources page

Thanks for visiting ATA’s Texas Legislature resources page, we hope you find this document helpful! Do you have something to add to this page? Let us know.  Learn more about […]

2020 Census: What’s up with Funding?

Every 10 years, the US Census Bureau runs a count of each person living in the US. We’re honored to chair the business subcommittee of the Austin-Travis County Census 2020 […]

Breaking Down the Ballot: Constitutional Amendments 

November 5th, 2019 is Election Day in Texas. This upcoming election includes many important measures including a proposed bond and constitutional amendments. This blog highlights the constitutional amendments Texans will […]

The Future of Redistricting in Texas

On June 27, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, a case challenging the legality of partisan gerrymandering. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme […]

2020 Census: What All the Fuss is About

The US Census Bureau runs a count of each person living in the US every 10 years, as required by the US Constitution. ATA is honored to have been selected […]