Monthly Archives: November 2014

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


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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Top 10 Reasons Steve Adler #3: Overwhelming Grassroots Enthusiasm

limon family reunion(Community Matters) Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Steve Adler for Austin’s Mayor

#3: Steve has generated more grassroots enthusiasm than any council or mayoral candidate in recent history. His donors, supporters and volunteers outnumber those of his two main opponents combined. Steve’s supporters are white, black, brown, hearing, deaf & hearing impaired, gay, straight, transgender, rich, poor and middle class, neighborhood activists, environmentalists, developers, businesswomen, tech entrepreneurs, students, soccer moms, musicians, dancers & other artists. Austin is ready for a new way forward.  (photo: Steve Adler w/ Austin’s Limon family @ reunion)

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Top 10 Reasons Steve Adler #4: Success & Generosity.

steve art acavedo(Community Matters) Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Steve Adler for Austin’s Mayor

#4 Steve’s been successful in every initiative his entire adult life – education, business, investments, nonprofit leadership, family . . . and extremely generous with his time & wealth – we’re talking A team here. Let’s step it up, Austin. 

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