Take Action: It’s time for AHCA Payback

ALL WEEK: It’s time for AHCA Payback

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The House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a cruel bill designed to strip healthcare from millions of Americans while giving a tax cut to the rich.

Read more about the bill here.

Continue calling your House reps who voted for the bill, as well as your Senators (the bill will move the Senate in the next few weeks.)

  • Sen. Cornyn 512-469-6034
  • Sen. Cruz 512-916-5834
  • TX-10 McCaul 512-473-2357
  • TX-17 Flores 512-373-3378
  • TX-21 Smith 512-912-7508
  • TX-25 Williams 512-473-8910
  • TX-31 Carter 512-246-1600

This week your House reps are scheduled to be in their home district. There are numerous AHCA protests at various stages of planning. We have a full listing here. 

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ALL WEEK: Get ready to stake out John Cornyn’s offices until he can provide answers on Russia

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This is a statewide action, so please spread the word outside of Austin. Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit cornynstakeout.com
  2. Connect with your local Indivisible group to sponsor a shift at one of Sen. Cornyn’s six offices, May 30 – June 2
  3. If you need help finding a group, or want to sponsor a stakeout, email stakeout@indivisibleaustin.com

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Monday, May 8

3:30 – 5 pm. AHCA PAYBACK at Michael McCaul’s office

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Hosted by TX-10 Indivisible

Rep. Michael McCaul’s Austin Office
9009 Mountain Ridge Drive
Austin Building, Suite 230
Austin, TX 78759

We’ll meet in the office park parking lot at 3:30 PM promptly.  FYI: It’s a corporate office park off 360, so it’s a bit hidden.  There is plenty of parking in the building lot and on the street.

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4 – 5 pm Die-in at Bill Flores’ AUSTIN Office

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Hosted by Indivisible TX-17

Rep. Bill Flores’ Austin Office
14205 Burnet Rd, Suite 230
Austin, TX 78728
Facebook event

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Tuesday, May 9

8:30 to 10 a.m.We Are #HereToStay And We Will Remember

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Texas Governor’s Mansion
1010 Colorado St

From the organizers:

SB 4 is the “show me your papers” law that will transform Texas into the new Arizona — for the worse. Today we will rise up in protests, community meetings and rallies in Austin and across the state to decry SB 4 for what it is — a racist law designed to target millions of Black and brown people, trample on our civil liberties and make our communities hide in fear until the next round of abuse.

Facebook event

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11 a.m. AHCA Payback at Sen. John Cornyn’s office

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Hosted by Indivisible Austin
RSVP Here

Chase Tower
221 West Sixth Street
Suite 1530
Austin, TX 78701

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8 pm Indivisible Austin conference call with NARAL Pro Choice Texas

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Between the AHCA’s defunding of Planned Parenthood and its attack on women generally, and the series of vile, misogynist bills sailing through the Texas legislature, the timing could not be more perfect for this call.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Valerie R. Peterson, who is on the Board of Directors of NARAL Pro Choice Texas. Dr. Peterson also shared her personal abortion story in the New York Times and continues to be engaged with reproductive rights in the Texas Legislature.

To join:

1-712-770-8067
Code: 409542

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Wednesday, May 10

5 p.m. Emergency Action at Ted Cruz’s office to Sound the Alarm on Russia

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1378042378951821/

Additional info from MoveOn

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7 p.m. SB4 Vigil at the Governor’s Mansion

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Workers Defense Project, United We Dream, University Leadership Initiative, Education Austin, Grassroots Leadership and Inmigrantes Unidos are planning a vigil at the TX Governor’s Mansion this Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm.

This event is part of our continued week of resistance following Governor’s Abbott signing of SB 4 last Sunday.

In honor of Mexican Mother’s Day, we will be honoring the women who have taught us what it means to love, to come together, and to stand up for what is right.

Facebook Event

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All Day. Email John Cornyn your ACA story!

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From Sen. John Cornyn’s newsletter:

Health care affects each and every Texan’s life. As the United States Senate continues the process of replacing President Obama’s healthcare law, I want to hear about your experiences and how we can do better.

Texans across our state have told me that under Obamacare, they haven’t been able to keep their doctors, plans have disappeared, and high deductibles and double-digit premium hikes have made coverage unaffordable.

But, I’d like to hear from you. Let me know how Obamacare has impacted your family, your loved ones, or your business by replying to this email. As Congress crafts a new health care law, I want to be sure your voice is included in the conversation.

You can send your stories to newsletter_@cornyn.senate.gov with the subject “Tell Me Your Obamacare Story”

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All Day. Call ALL MoCs and demand a special prosecutor for investigation into Russian election interference

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Here’s a script from Celeste Pewter:

You: Hi, [my name is] and I’m calling from [zip code].

You: I’m asking [MoC/Senator] to push for a special prosecutor and an independent commission to investigate the Trump Administration.

You: The firing of Director Comey was a clearly a partisan act, based on false reasons. This reinforces the idea that we are in need of non-partisan investigations, urgently.

You: Please support this effort, and do what you can using the Ethics in Government Act. Please do what you can.  Thanks. [hang up]

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Thursday, May 11

2:30 – 4 p.m. ACA Die-In at Rep McCaul’s Office

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TOPIC:
Michael McCaul just voted to strip away healthcare from millions of Americans and replace it with a plan that would be disastrous for our country. Let’s show him what the results of his actions will look like. A “die-in” is meant to create a stark visual to remind our representatives what the consequences of their actions are: Little or no access to healthcare for millions of Americans, higher rates of preventable death and disease, and poorer health for us all. If the ACA is repealed and replaced with the AHCA, an estimated 52 million people would have no healthcare coverage by 2026. And the latest version of the bill lets individual states decide whether insurers must cover those with pre-existing conditions. We can’t let this disaster of a plan pass. We must show Michael McCaul what his actions will do. Join us for a die-in and bring a headstone with a message for McCaul. Reference: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

WHAT TO BRING:
– Cardboard signs in the shape of headstones with sayings like, “Here lies the ACA,” or, “Trumpcare killed me,” or “McCaul voted to take away my healthcare.”

WHAT TO WEAR:
– Black, white, or grey clothing
– If possible, costumes such as the grim reaper
– Any other theatrical elements you think are appropriate
NOTE – People should lie down in shifts to prevent exhaustion and overheating.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 11, 2:30 – 4:00pm

WHERE:
Congressman Michael McCaul’s Austin Office
9009 Mountain Ridge Dr #203
Austin TX 78759

PARKING INFO:
Please park along the street near the office building called Mountain Ridge Drive.

Share as widely as possible! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Conversations at the Capitol: Public Policy, Process, Innovation

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Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Avenue, Civil Rights Room 3E.4

Hosted by InterLocal and Austin Tech Alliance

From the organizers: What is going on inside The Texas State Capitol and why should I care? The goal of our conversation is answer these questions to better include young professionals, innovators, and technology entrepreneurs in our political process.

Facebook event

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5 to 7 p.m. Refugee Services Benefit Night

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Ten Thousand Villages of Austin
4803 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas 78756

From the organizer: Refugee Services of Texas serves refugees, asylees, individuals with Special Immigrant Visas, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Central American minors, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations. Come support at Ten Thousand Villages! Refugee Services of Texas – Austin

Facebook Event

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Friday, May 12

All day. Email Sen. John Cornyn your ACA story

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From Sen. John Cornyn’s newsletter:

Health care affects each and every Texan’s life. As the United States Senate continues the process of replacing President Obama’s healthcare law, I want to hear about your experiences and how we can do better.

Texans across our state have told me that under Obamacare, they haven’t been able to keep their doctors, plans have disappeared, and high deductibles and double-digit premium hikes have made coverage unaffordable.

But, I’d like to hear from you. Let me know how Obamacare has impacted your family, your loved ones, or your business by replying to this email. As Congress crafts a new health care law, I want to be sure your voice is included in the conversation.

You can send your stories to newsletter_@cornyn.senate.gov with the subject “Tell Me Your Obamacare Story”

Further reading: “John Cornyn Wants to Hear Your Obamacare Story”

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Saturday, May 13

11:45 am – 2:15 pm. TX-25 Congressional District Town Hall

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Hosted by Indivisible TX-25 East

Did you know that 45% of Congressman Roger Williams voters live in Travis County?

Austin constituents from Texas Congressional District 25 are hosting a town hall meeting for Congressman Roger Williams in the King-Seabrook Chapel at Huston-Tillotson University on May 13 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 am.

We will have a moderator and non-partisan policy experts lined up to answer your most pressing questions if Congressman Williams chooses not to attend.

Make your voice heard!

RSVP Here

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Sunday, May 14

12 to 3 p.m. Texas’ Moms Fight Back / Madres de Texas en la Lucha

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Austin City Hall
301 W 2nd St

This Mothers Day, Texas moms fight back to say no to SB4!

From the organizers, in Spanish and English:

Enviar mensaje “MARCHATX” al 877-877
Send a text that reads “MARCHATX” to 877-877

ENGLISH BELOW:

SB 4 es la ley conocida como “enséñame tus papeles” que transformará a Texas en un nuevo Arizona — para lo peor. Generaciones de jóvenes texanos recordarán a los políticos que votaron en favor de atacar a sus padres, a sus abuelos, a sus comunidades. Este es nuestro hogar, estamos aquí para quedarnos, y esos políticos pagarán un precio muy caro.

Durante esta semana y durante meses si es necesario, alzaremos nuestras voces en protestas, en reuniones comunitarias, en rallies alrededor del estado para denunciar SB4 por lo que es — una ley racista diseñada para perseguir a personas de color, para pisotear los derechos civiles y obligar a miles de texanos a convertirse en blanco de abusos y de discriminación racial.

Unase a nosotros este domingo en el dia cuando honramos nuestras mamás valientes mientras resistemos el SB 4 en nuestro estado! Es tiempo para tomar accion y enseñarles el poder de nuestra comunidad! Vistese de color rojo y traiga su cartelon!

Comparta con todos sus amigos y familia, y nos vemos en las calles!
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SB 4 is the “show me your papers” law that will transform Texas into the new Arizona — for the
worse. Generations of young Texans will remember the politicians who voted to attack their
parents, grandparents & communities. This is our home, we are here to stay and those politicians will pay the price.

Throughout this week and beyond, we will rise up in protests, community meetings and rallies
across the state to decry SB 4 for what it is — a racist law designed to target millions of Black and brown people, trample on civil liberties and force millions of Texans to vulnerable to racial profiling and abuse.

Join us this Sunday on the day we honor our courageous mothers as we resist SB4 in our state! This is our time to take action and show them what community looks like! Wear a red shirt and bring a sign!

Share this with all your friends and family, see you on the streets!

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