In a remarkable, unexpected down-ballot election victory in Austin, Texas, DSA member and Sanders campaign activist Julie Ann Nitsch won her runoff for Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees on December 13th.
In the general election on November 8th, Nitsch delivered a strong second place finish with over 34% in a four-way race, while Sosa took just over 40%. With no candidate receiving over 50% of the vote, the race went into a runoff election on December 13th. The 5-week period between these dates gave the Nitsch campaign a renewed path to victory. Our Revolution hosted statewide and out-of-state phone banks to get out the vote for Nitsch, their only endorsed candidate in a runoff.
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50th Anniversary Farm workers event
Glenn Scott, September 12, 2016 near Austin, TX:
Shout our to DSA and Left Up To US members for marching and rallying Sunday for the 50th Anniversary Farm workers event. Your energy was awesome! With me are Martha Mercado, Talia Leonard, Jacob Martinez, Tom Jones, Bobbie Tsukahara, Gil Starkey, Dale Webb and many more! Si se puede!
- [http://www.dsausa.org/down_ballot_victory_for_dsa_member_in_austin_texas_dl DL Down-Ballot Victory for DSA Member in Austin, Texas Posted by Democratic Socialists of America on 01.16.17]