Researching politicians and candidates

  Help identify Bernie-like candidates in ATX-area elections!

Help identify Bernie-like candidates in ATX-area elections!

What We Do

The Left Up To US Ballot Research Committee builds and maintains a database of research on political candidates after democratically voting on political races to consider for our endorsement. After we conduct research, we conduct online ranged-voting for anyone who has attended a LUTU meeting or event in the past 6 months. After online voting, the scores for each candidate are carefully considered at our Full Group meeting where we take motions from the floor and discussion following Robert's Rules of Order.

  • We research and educate the LUTU membership on details of upcoming elections

  • We propose candidates and ballot propositions for Left Up To US to endorse and to organize for

  • We publish an Online Voter Guide with information about platform, public statements, resume/bio, and campaign finance information on candidates


Current Projects

2018 Democratic Primaries!

  • Our goal is to empower the progressive community in the Austin area to make informed decisions in 2018.

  • We’ve created questionnaires for candidates for county, state, and federal offices.

  • We’ll be doing independent research until September, and in October we’ll use this research to grade the candidates on how well they reflect our values.

  • These grades will enable us to vote on our endorsements, create our 2018 Democratic Primary Voters Guide, and vote on which candidates we should organize volunteer events for leading up to the 3/6/18 Primary Election.

  • Full timeline here 

How You Can Help

  • We need volunteer researchers to join our ten research teams!!!

If you're interested, let us know below!


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Select one to three Democratic Primary races you'd like to help us research
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