About Us

Democracy Dollars for Austin PAC is a political committee of diverse Austinites that supports Proposition H and Democracy Dollars. We as a group take no position on the other May 2021 City ballot measures. We represent diverse views, races, ages, incomes, and areas, but we all support Democracy Dollars and believe every Austinite deserves a voice in our government.

Steering Committee
  • Anh-Linh Kearney is a research analyst with Represent Us, a leading pro-democracy & anti-corruption organization working at the local, state, and national level. She’s passionate about empowering voters - especially young voters - and bringing much needed reforms to Austin.
  • Anthony Gutierrez is Executive Director of Common Cause Texas and a leader in the democracy reform movement in Texas.
  • Bobby Levinski is a former Austin City Council aide, City Council candidate in District 8, and an  environmental lawyer with SOS Alliance.
  • Debbie Russell is a Del Valle area community leader active in criminal justice reform and many other social justice issues.
  • Ed English is a 38-year resident of north Austin, a retired sales and marketing representative, previously involved in numerous City of Austin political campaigns and issues, and a moderate/centrist/independent politically and fiscal conservative.
  • Frances Acuῆa is a Climate Resilience Community Organizer working in Dove Springs and Rundberg/St. Johns areas on empowering communities that are more impacted by systemic, climate, and environmental oppression.  
  • Fred Lewis is a lawyer, has worked on state and local campaign finance and ethics reform for nearly 25 years. He served as chair of the campaign finance committee of the 2018 Austin Charter Review Commission that recommended Democracy Dollars.
  • Kevin McGlaughlin is a former AURA board member and a transportation, affordable housing and land use activist.
  • Maureen Metteuer is a local leader who has been actively involved in supporting the homeless camping ban and opposing Project Connect. 
  • Mary Ingle is a long-time neighborhood and community activist and former President of Austin Neighborhood Council.
  • Nelson Linder is the President of the Austin, Texas Branch of the NAACP. He has been interviewed on CNN, BET, the Washington Post and has appeared on local television on issued ranging from police brutality to housing discrimination.  He has also worked extensively on educational equity and economic empowerment.
  • Susana Almanza is a founding member and Director of PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources), a grassroots environmental, economic and social justice organization.  
  • Tori Guerrero is a Native Austinite and South Austin resident. She is currently PTA president at Bedichek Middle school and is passionate about equitable access to education.
Big donations of $200 or more make up 81% of council contributions! We can fix this unfair system and ensure all have a voice: we can adopt Prop H, Democracy Dollars, on the May 2021 ballot.