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Honor E. Jean Carroll and other survivors of sexual violence

Writer E. Jean Carroll is the latest to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault. This allegation would end any other presidency. And it should end this one, but likely won’t. The injustice of a serial sex criminal continuing to occupy in the Oval Office makes us feel depressed and powerless. It’s hard to process such ongoing, flagrant cruelty. But one thing you can do right now is donate to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to help other victims of sexual violence. On the donation form, there is a field where you can honor someone: We suggest E. Jean Carroll or one of the other 21 victims of Trump’s sexual crimes.

Donate to RAINN in honor of E. Jean Carroll and other victims of sexual violence

How your voices are making a difference

“You eat fruit from trees you did not plant…and you must plant trees you will not eat from.”

Stay in the fight warriors. Even if we don’t see immediate victory, we must plant for those who will inherit this world after us.

Continue reading a special edition of this week’s VOICES


Tuesday, July 2

Close the Camps NOW!

12 p.m. Visit your nearest congressional office at noon to tell your reps to close the camps now.

What Happened at the Texas Capitol & What’s Next?

6:30 p.m. at Patagonia, 316 Congress. Get an insider view of what happened during this year’s session of the state legislature from:

  • State Representative Erin Zwiener
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment Austin Program Director & Legislative Director Andrew Dobbs
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment  Executive Director Robin Schneider

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Wednesday, July 3

Liberty & Justice for Migrant Families at Carrizo Springs

Protest at the Carrizo Springs detention facility Wednesday, July 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. organized by Children’s Defense Fund-Texas, Texas Organizing Project and the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas.

909 Munson Rd, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

This is a family-friendly event. Please bring a memento to add to a communal project we’ll create on site, such as a letter, drawing, paper hearts or hands, etc.

Sign up for bus transportation from Houston and San Antonio thanks to TOP

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More info

Sunday, July 7

Mueller Report Read LIVE

Austin’s best will turn out to read the Mueller Report in successive portions—LIVE at the North Door—for your listening and entertainment pleasure!

RSVP on Eventbrite

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Friday, July 12

Lights for Liberty—T. Don Hutto Detention Center

Hosted by Wilco Indivisible and Lights for Liberty

8-9pm: Music and speakers
9pm: Candle lighting & moment of silence.
*Stay tuned for more details*

We will be at the baseball fields next to the T. Don Hutto, Residential Center at 1001 Welch St, Taylor, Texas. Start time is 8:00 p.m., July 12, 2019. The event will be on the baseballs fields adjacent to the Center. There are no facilities at this site.

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Let’s talk about the climate crisis

Over two nights of Democratic presidential debates, 15 total minutes were spent on the existential threat of climate change. And the moderators’ questions — especially Chuck Todd’s — were asinine. Despite pressure, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), who sets the debate schedule, has so far not scheduled a debate devoted solely to the threat of climate change. This needs to change.

The Sunrise Movement is one organization stepping up to shine a light on this issue. They seek to “make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.” Let’s amplify their efforts and pressure the DNC to schedule a #ClimateDebate.

More information on how to build pressure for a climate debate from the Sunrise Movement

Funding the Fight

You’re here, all the way down at the bottom of our weekly newsletter. Each and every week we do our best to distill some of the most important messages and actions for you.

You rely on it, at least in part, to organize your thoughts about how to keep pushing back, each and every week.

If you value that, first show us little love by supporting us today. 

Second, know that this newsletter is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what IATX does and will do to preserve and advance our democracy.

In Memoriam: Marguerite Ponder

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of our earliest activists, Marguerite Ponder. Marguerite was part of a core group of women who visited legislative offices and appeared in our 2017 short film “I Stand Indivisible.” May she rest in power.


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