The Austin Common

The Austin Common

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Barton Springs

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  • VIP Access To Civic Power Ups (weeklong mini-courses/challenges that teach you how to make a positive impact on our local community... in a way that's actually kind of fun!)
  • Access To The Civic Power Up Archives
  • Support a local community-driven news source that you love!
  • Have a say in what stories The Austin Common covers
  • Monthly Ask Me Anythings With The Austin Common Team
  • Free Month Of Go Local Membership
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  • Everything included in the Barton Springs level
  • The Common Club Welcome Kit (includes a copy of the zine/book "A Beginner's Guide To Local Government," a mini poster, & 2 sticker packs!)
  • Support a local community-driven news source that you love!


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  • Everything included in the Barton Springs & Waterloo levels
  • Austin Common T-Shirt (a coupon for 50% at The Austin Common's super cool merch store)
  • Support a local community-driven news source that you love!



About The Austin Common

Welcome to The Common Club! 

If Election Day is your favorite holiday.
Or you don’t even know when the next election is.

If you basically live at City Hall.
Or you didn’t even know the name of the mayor until a few months ago.

If you’ve lived in Austin your whole life.
Or you just moved here yesterday.

If you’re a proud member of every nonprofit and activist group in town.
Or you want to get more involved, but don’t know where to start.

If you love this city and want to make it a better place to live, then The Common Club is for you.

No matter where you are in life, or where you came from (even if it’s from California), you are welcome here.

By becoming a member of The Common Club, you’ll have the opportunity to get more involved in your local community, all while providing vital support to The Austin Common, allowing us to keep our news and information 100% free and accessible to the public.

So what are you waiting for? Join us and support a local community news source, meet cool people, & grow your civic knowledge.

PS - What's a Civic Power Up?
If you've been looking through our club membership perks, you've probably heard us mention Civic Power Ups. This is a new program we're launching designed to deepen your learning & allow you to participate in more hands-on, action-oriented, (and fun) activities. We'll be offering 4 of these action-oriented challenges/mini courses a year, covering topics like "How To Contact Your City Council Member... And Actually Get A Response" and "Top 5 Ways To Have A Meaningful Impact On Climate Change In Austin." 
  • Each Civic Power Up will include several livestream events, featuring local experts. As part of our dedication to making news & information accessible to all, the general public will be able to watch recordings of these sessions on social media, but as a Common Club member, you'll be able to join in live, ask questions, and participate in behind-the-scenes break-out rooms.
  • After each Civic Power Up is over, we'll delete all of the content, videos, and worksheets we shared from our website & social media pages. But as member, you'll gain access to the complete archives. 
100 - reached! patrons
It's election season! Reaching our goal of 100 new patrons/club members will really help to fund all of our election guides, podcasts, and info sessions. 
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