Researching politicians and candidates
What We Do
The Left Up To US Ballot Research Committee builds and maintains a research database on all Austin-area politicians and likely candidates for office
We work toward creating “report cards” with grades for politicians and candidates, with emphasis on identifying the most progressive and incorruptible candidates likely to run in future Democratic primaries
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
- Research done in 2016 enabled LUTU to create our official 2016 Voters Guide
- Check it out at leftuptous.org/votersguide
Research done in 2016 also enabled the membership to make educated decisions regarding 2016 candidates to endorse and organize volunteer events for
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 organizing Candidate Forums for three races.
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.
How You Can Help
- We need volunteer researchers to join our ten research teams!!!
If you're interested, let us know below!