Bob Emerson 1941 – 2014

(Community Matters) Bob was an early mentor, supporter & friend.

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Adler – Martinez Guest Editorials

adler martinez(Community Matters) As I’m reading Mike’s guest editorial, I’m thinking to myself, good gosh . . . if this was the real Mike we wouldn’t have had to spend $1,000,000 & the last 10 months looking for a new way forward.

Have traffic, affordability, education or the quality of city services improved or gotten worse during the last 8 years?

No more putting lipstick on a pig and calling it a princess.

Slashing free rides for seniors and the disabled and borrowing tens of millions in order to establish a reserve while costs skyrocket and ridership declines does not constitute successful leadership at Capital Metro? Calling a press conference to announce you are the only proponent of the middle class, pledging to hold the line on taxes and fees, then voting to raise both the same week is more Paul Ryan than John Kennedy.

IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE AT CITY HALL.

Steve Adler represents change – read his guest editorial.

Josh Jones-Dilworth

josh-jones-dilworth-1-600xx2000-1333-0-1(Community Matters) Nice write-up on Josh Jones-Dilworth, who’s become a close friend, confidant and colleague. Increasingly, we work together on my most important projects. His firm adopted EF as their main pro-bono client a couple of years ago.  He’s wicked smart, funny and maybe even as idiosyncratic as I am. I like that we both endlessly entertain our staffs; I think they scratch their heads when we leave the room. ABJ profile

Steven. Still Chill. Molokai.

(Community Matters) Steven’s on a meditation retreat; he’s loving it. 

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Asian Americans in Austin Unite for Adler!

steve aus chron(Community Matters) Asian Americans in Austin Unite for Adler!              

Wednesday, November 19 at Chinatown Center                                              

(Austin, TX – Nov 18, 2014)  After winning the endorsement of many leaders in the Latino and African American community, widespread support for Austin mayoral candidate Steve Adler continues to build for the December 16th runoff.

Leaders of the Asian American community in Austin will join Adler at a press conference on Wednesday, November 19th.

It will be held at the Chinatown Center at 10901 N. Lamar Blvd. in North Austin. Upon arrival at the main gate, volunteers will direct the media to the press conference.

Hear why these leaders feel Adler is the only candidate for mayor who will move Austin forward and tackle the issues most important to all people in our city.

Adler has already been endorsed by the Network of Asian American Organizations Political Action Committee.     

What: Asian American Community Leaders for Adler

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:30am             

Where: Chinatown Center at 10901 N. Lamar Blvd.

African Americans in Austin Unite for Adler!


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very successful – African American ministers, business & community leaders turned out big for Steve Adler.

(Community Matters) 

adler meansAfrican Americans in Austin Unite for Adler!

Tuesday, November 18 at Carver Library

(Austin, TX – Nov 17, 2014) After winning the endorsement of many leaders in the Latino community, widespread support for Austin mayoral candidate Steve Adler continues to build for the December 16th runoff.
Lisa Byrd, Executive Director of the Austin African American Cultural Heritage District, Pastor Joseph Parker of David Chapel Missionary Church, Albert Black, Executive Director of Child Inc., Nelson Linder, NAACP President and others will join Adler at a press conference on Tuesday, November 18.
It will be held at the George Washington Carver Library and Museum at 1165 Angelina Street in East Austin at 2:30pm.
Hear why these leaders feel Adler is the only candidate for mayor who will move Austin forward and tackle the issues most important to all people in our city.

What: African American Community Leaders for Adler
When: Tuesday, December 18, 2014 at 2:30pm
Where: Carver Library & Museum at 1165 Angelina St.

Steve Adler up by 21 points in Mayor’s Race

adler martinez(Community Matters)  The Austin Monitor commissioned an independent poll by the renowned Public Policy Polling group.

Steve leads in every demographic group other than tied among Austin Democrats and winning 40% of Hispanics’ support. And, I believe his support among both of these groups is strengthening since Mike’s silly 30-year reach back. I love what a friend at St James told me Saturday night, “if all Mike could find on Steve is something from 30 years ago & it wasn’t even about him, Steve must be a really good guy.”

We know Mike Martinez will go nuclear as a result of this poll. He’s already trying to divide East v West Austin, Hispanic, African American, Asian and White Austinites. Please support Steve’s campaign and vote for a new way forward. 

The Austin Monitor story:

Monitor Poll: Adler’s lead over Martinez increasing

A poll commissioned by the Austin Monitor shows that 56 percent of voters said they would likely vote for mayoral candidate Steve Adler, compared to 35 percent who said they would vote for his runoff opponent, City Council Member Mike Martinez. Only 8 percent of those polled indicated that they were undecided in the mayoral contest.

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Steven. Chill. Molokai.

(Community Matters) 

Steven Molokai

 

my heart still sings when I see this man

The Best Lies are Half Truths

(Community Matters) After being slimmed by half truths in a speech on Friday, it occurred to me this must be in someone’s written playbook. We see the same practices coming out of Mike Martinez’s campaign – as if channeling Karl Rove combined with some Ted Cruz.
to set the record straight:

Steve Adler & I served on Pres. Obama’s National Finance Committee together. We both canvassed in other states for the President. Steve helped protect Democratic voters on election day. The claims that he’s a Republican supported by Rick Perry are tired & false, more Mike Martinez, mini-KarlRove, politics.

The “Mostly True” PolitiFact finding on the statement that 30 years ago Steve’s partner had a small retainer with what became a Koch pipeline. Steve was in law school when his future partner accepted this engagement, and his Steve’s only dealings with Koch brothers was suing them on behalf of a property owner. Steve’s acknowledged both. The worst lies are half truths. More mini-KarlRove w some TedCruz too. Jeez

‪#‎DesperateActsOfAFailedCampaign‬

Joined Liberal Austin Democrats tonight for their annual party.
Steve Adler at yesterday’s Liberal Austin Democrats tonight for their annual party. let’s not forget he won the endorsement of University Democrats, Austin Neighborhoods Council, Austin Progressive Coalition, Central Austin Democrats, Dove Springs Proud, Network of Asian American Organizations PAC, North by Northwest Democrats, Stonewall Democrats, Travis County Asian American Democrats . . .

Change Beats Status Quo

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(Community Matters) Yesterday was historic. thanks to all my friends, colleagues and neighbors for participating in the elections. a guy previously unknown wins 37% of the vote for Austin mayor, his nearest opponent comes in at 30% after 8 years on the dais. Eight months just beat 8 years. Change is going to beat the status quo . . .  in 41 days – with your help. Steve Adler represents change.

I’m bummed about so many of the other races. And, I’m exceedingly proud of my friends who played such pivotal roles in those. History was not on our side. In my life time, no party of any 2nd term president has retained either house of Congress. And, the impact of this sweep is a political tsunami. Very good people, very good friends lost elections last night. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their sacrifices. And, good people won in other elections. Thanks to everyone who participates. It’s part of what makes this country great. xxoo

Top 10 Reasons Steve Adler #1: Caring, Successful & Committed

 ADLER STEP 1(Community Matters) Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Steve Adler for Austin’s Mayor

#1: Steve cares deeply about Austin & its residents, and Steve knows Austin can do better than the last 8 years. He’s got an impeccable track record of business, personal and civic success. He’s dedicated his adult life to helping others. Politicians who say it takes a politician to get things done have lost their way.

From 26th worst traffic to 4th worst traffic in the nation during the last 8 years; Cap Metro: decreased ridership, increased debt, increasing fares, suspending free rides for seniors & the disabled; wasting $2 billion on a wood-burning power plant environmentalists urged us not to build; wasting $1 billion on a new water treatment plant water conservationists urged us not to build; annually raising property taxes & fees and spiraling utility rates. . . AUSTIN CAN DO BETTER. Elect A NEW WAY FORWARD

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Top 10 Reasons Steve Adler #2:

adler rising fees(Community Matters) Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Steve Adler for Austin’s Mayor

#2: because the status quo at City Hall causes gridlock in Austin. Because most families can hardly afford their property taxes and Steve’s opponents keep raising taxes, fees, utility rates & city council salaries. It’s time for A New Way Forward

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