Actions for January 16-22, 2017

This is it, folks, the week when Trump officially seizes power. If ever there was a time to march in the streets, it is now. Here are some opportunities to do just that. If you prefer to act from the relative safety of your cubicle or underground bunker, make some calls to your reps about the ACA, Betsy DeVos, and Texas’s very own “bathroom bill.”

For late-breaking events, check out our calendar. 

Monday, Jan. 16

MLK Community March

The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Lamar Smith Office Visit

Residents in District 21 should plan on dropping in on Lamar Smith for an early lunch (11 a..m – 12 p.m.)

2211 South IH-35, Suite 106 Austin, TX 78741

Contact the TX-21 Indivisible group for details.

Join the District 21 Facebook Group

Follow District 21 on Twitter

Call your Senators about Betsy DeVos.  Here’s a script!

Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

Weekly Conference call – 8 p.m. CT

Dial-in Number: 1-712-770-8067
Conference Code: 409542

Wednesday, January 18

This is a great day to call all of your reps about the ACA. Share personal stories. Ask why they want to strip basic healthcare from millions of Texans. We have scripts!

Office Visits to Cruz and Cornyn! See our calendar for details. 

The Affordable Care Act

Also call senators about the nomination of Tom Price for HHS Secretary.

Tom Price Appointment as Health & Human Services Secretary

And Scott Pruitt for EPA!

Statement from Sierra Club:

“Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires. He is a climate science denier who, as Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma, regularly conspired with the fossil fuel industry to attack EPA protections.

“Nothing less than our children’s health is at stake. Scott Pruitt, whose own bio describes him as ‘a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda’ cannot be trusted to head the EPA, an agency charged with protecting all Americans from threats to their water, air, and health. We strongly urge Senators, who are elected to represent and protect the American people, to stand up for families across the nation and oppose this nomination.”

Thursday, January 19

Call your state representatives about SB6, the so-called “bathroom bill.” More info and, yes, more scripts!

Oy, here we go with the “bathroom bill!”

Friday, January 20

One Resistance Rally and Protest

When: Fri, January 20, 5pm – 6pm
Where: We’ll meet by the box office at the Long Center, and then walk over and join the main crowd.

Saturday, January 21

Women’s March on Austin

When: Sat, January 21, 12pm – 1pm
Where: Meet at Capitol Visitors Center

More on this weekend’s marches


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        1. You can also call any office– it doesn’t have to be Austin or DC. The Cornyn staffer in Tyler is a real trip. Ask him about the difference between facts and opinions.

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