Indivisible Austin is organized to fight the dangerous Donald Trump agenda, and while much of our action is focused at the federal level, big things are happening right in our backyard.
On January 10 the 85th Texas Legislature comes into session, and the Lege already promises to continue undermining the health, equality, education, and economic security of Texans.
There will be activism opportunities throughout the next 140 days to resist the radical Tea Party agenda put forth by our right-wing lawmakers led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and we’ll share them as we know about them, both here and in the Facebook group.
Millions March Texas 3rd Annual Call to Action
8 a.m. registration, program begins at 10 a.m.
From the Austin Justice Coalition (organizers):
We’re calling ALL Concerned Texans to join us in Austin, Texas on January 10th, 2017, as we march on the Texas State Capitol to demand that SWIFT and IMMEDIATE actions take place through police and law in order to protect the lives of Black, Brown and other Texans of color from police brutality and systematic/institutionalized racism.
This will be the third installment of the Millions March Texas (#MMTX) campaign and we are asking at least 10,000 Black and Brown Texans (along with allies) make this a priority to attend. We want to disrupt business as usual on THE OPENING DAY of this year’s legislative session as a statewide collective to let OUR elected officials know that it’s time for #LessTalkMoreAction. We want OUR elected officials to know they work for us and we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. We want OUR local and state reps to know we mean business.
If you can’t join for the whole day, the march to the Capitol is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., with a rally immediately following. Organizers ask that participants then take the time to visit their representative and senator and present the 10-point plan (scroll to the middle of the page).
Find your state representative and senator.
Visit the event website and Facebook page for more information.
Recent articles related to the 85th Texas Legislature:
Texas Moves to Limit Transgender Bathroom Access (New York Times)
Once again, the Texas Legislature is mostly white, male and middle-aged (Texas Tribune)
Texas lawmakers set to debate bathrooms, education, CPS as 2017 session launches (Dallas Morning News)
Comptroller: Energy downturn means Lege will have less to spend (Houston Chronicle)