Category Archives: Speeches

City of Austin’s Opposed Motion for Preliminary Injunction in SB4 Lawsuit

57 City of Austin’s Opposed Motion for Prelim

Injunction57-1 Declaration of Gregorio Casar

57-2 Declaration of Delia Garza

57-3 Declaration of Steve Adler

57-4 Declaration of Brian Manley

57-5 Declaration of Sabino Renteria

57-6 Declaration of Jacqueline L. Watson pt 1

57-7 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson Pt 2

57-8 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 3

57-9 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 4

57-10 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 5

57-10 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 6

57-12 Declaration of Roland Swenson

57-13 Declaration of Ben Johnson







The Adler Letter

The Adler Letter (with apologies to Col. William B. Travis)


The Mayoralty of Austin


Travis, Jun. 7. 2017


To the People of the United States of America & All Good People in the World

Fellow Citizens & compatriots —

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the bills and laws of the State under Governor Abbott – Austin has sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for five months. The State has demanded a surrender, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the City is taken – I have answered the demand with a taco joke & our flag still waves proudly from the walls – I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch — because now people think it’s a good idea to protest SB4 by asking SXSW to leave Austin, which is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Continue reading