Researching politicians and candidates
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
- 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 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!