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A Conversation With Rep. Allan Ritter

The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith talks about the water crisis with the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. 7:30am. Free.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 716-8961

www.texastribune.org/events/2013/jan/17/a-conversation-with-rep-allan-ritter/

Money ≠ Speech City Council Resolution Rally

Bring support for a Council resolution "calling for a Constitutional Amendment and/or other legislative actions ensuring that money is not speech, and therefore the expenditure of money to influence the electoral or legislative process is not a form of constitutionally protected speech, and shall be regulated." 4-6pm. Free.

Austin City Hall Plaza, Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lavaca, 512/974-2000

www.facebook.com/events/177669525690578

Save Texas Schools Rally Kickoff

Get fired up for Save Texas School's massive February March & Rally with a kick-off bash this Thursday, featuring snacks, posters, fliers and inspiring words from local public ed heroes. 6-8pm.

Nuevo León CLOSED, 1501 E. Sixth, 512/479-0097

www.savetxschools.org

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No Drama Democracy

This continuing ed course from ACC seeks to reform political relationships by encouraging tolerance and proving why liberal/conservative labeling is irrelevant. Limited slots available; register now. $120.

Austin Community College Continuing Education, 223-7542

continue.austincc.edu

Save the Date to Save Texas Schools

Join Diane Ravitch, former TEA Commissioner Robert Scott, and Houston's Kashmere High marching band to stand up for kids and schools on Feb. 23. Say no to brutal budget cuts, a broken testing system, and looming school vouchers. Say yes to a quality education for all kids!

www.savetxschools.org

Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.

www.tcsheriff.org

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