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Trump Tax Scam Roadside Theater

Join our “Trump Tax Scam Roadside Theater” event!

WHEN: Noon-1pm on Monday, Nov. 27

WHERE: 221 W. 6th Street (Sen. Cornyn’s office)

Thanksgiving may be over, but the tax bill is still a turkey!

Come on out at noon for a creative action to protest this tax bill at Sen. Cornyn’s office. This bill puts money in the pockets of the wealthy and corporations at the expense of everyday working folks. Oh, and it repeals a chunk of the ACA, too!

WHAT TO BRING

  • Yourself, dressed in black from head to toe
  • Creative signs about the terrible tax bill
  • Monocles, top hats, and other “Monopoly Man” props if you have them

Stick around to visit Senator Cornyn’s staff to tell him to vote NO on the tax bill, or just show up and be counted.

View this event on Facebook >>

Phone Banking to Stop the Tax Scam

The Indivisible phone bank to stop the tax scam is live again! Starting Monday morning, we’re asking you to make calls to constituents with moveable senators who are potential swing votes on this heinous tax bill.

It’s easy, and you can call from anywhere. Can you commit to making 15 calls to remind people to call their senators and urge them not to vote for the tax bill?

Sign up here to make calls>>

Demand a Clean DREAM Act — and a SECURE Act to protect TPS Recipients

Last week, the Trump administration announced that it would not renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 60,000 Haitians–giving them 18 months to return to Haiti. TPS provides protection to immigrants already in the US whose country of origin is unsafe. Haiti is the latest of several countries for which Trump has overturned TPS.

In addition to calls for a clean DREAM Act, which would protect the DACA recipients who came here as children, there is also the SECURE Act, which protects TPS recipients and puts them on a path to citizenship. Trump’s needless and cruel rollback of TPS is a reminder to all of us to call our MoCs to demand protections for immigrants whose safety is at risk.

Get scripts on the DREAM and SECURE Acts >>

Read about Haitian immigrants fleeing the US for Canada >>

Contact the FCC and your MoCs about Net Neutrality

The debate over Net Neutrality can sound like a “first world problem” compared to life-or-death issues like DACA and healthcare. Here’s are two reasons why it matters:

  1. Voters getting information from a limited set of news sources is what gave us the Trump presidency. Without Net Neutrality, those voters might be literally unable to access any major news website other than Foxnews.com. Put another way, ending net neutrality is the atom bomb in Trump’s war on the truth.
  2. Net Neutrality allows Austin tech companies to compete on a level playing field. For the last 25 years, US tech companies have thrived in an environment where small startups can reach millions of users. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram—they all benefited from this environment. If you throttle that environment, companies like Verizon get to decide which websites you visit.

The FCC is scheduled to make their final decision on December 14. Contact them now, and also call Cornyn, Cruz, and your House rep to let them know that without Net Neutrality, our Democracy suffers.

Read more about Cornyn and Cruz’s Stance on Net Neutrality >>

Read Sarah Kendzior’s latest on Net Neutrality in the Globe and Mail >>

Take Action so City Council will end Austin’s “Meet and Confer” negotiations/police union contract

Austin City Council is set to vote December 7th on the unjust police union contract negotiated between the union (Austin Police Association) and the City. Our friends at Austin Justice Coalition and Just Liberty are calling on you to act: now is the most important time for you to contact your Council Member and voice the need to end the contract! The importance of calling and emailing your Council Member cannot be understated.

Events to attend and promote in your community:

    • November 28th community forum on Austin’s Police Contract, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join Austin Justice Coalition, Undoing White Supremacy Austin, and Grassroots Leadership in learning why the police contract is so bad for Austin. (Crestview United Methodist Church, 1300 Morrow St.)
    • On December 4th and 5th, prepare to speak up before the Public Safety Commission
    • Dec. 5th, 6-9 pm, Austin Justice Coalition open meeting on the contract
    • December 7th is the big event: Make plans to show up (at 4 or 5 p.m. if you can) and urge the Austin City Council to Vote NO on the police union contract

Comprehensive resources developed by Just Liberty and the Austin Justice Coalition to educate and move Austin constituents:

Events

Monday, November 27

12 to 1 p.m. Trump Tax Scam Roadside Theater, Sen. John Cornyn’s office, 221 W 6th St. Monday November 27 is a national day of action to resist the Trump Tax Scam. We’re joining in with a creative action outside Sen. Cornyn’s office.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Yourself, dressed in black from head to toe
  • Creative signs about the terrible tax bill
  • Monocles, top hats, and other “Monopoly Man” props if you have them

Stick around to visit Senator Cornyn’s staff to tell him to vote NO on the tax bill, or just show up and be counted.

Tuesday, November 28

7 p.m. Community Forum on Austin’s Police Contract and Accountability, Crestview United Methodist Church, 1300 Morrow St.

Wednesday, November 29

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop Tax Scam In-Person Phone Bank, Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca St #200. Phone bank is on both Wednesday and Thursday. There is no parking onsite; there may be street parking nearby. The Capitol Visitors Garage is a .5 mile walk, but it’s free for 2 hours.

Thursday, November 30

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop Tax Scam In-Person Phone Bank, Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca St #200. Phone bank is on both Wednesday and Thursday. There is no parking onsite; there may be street parking nearby. The Capitol Visitors Garage is a .5 mile walk, but it’s free for 2 hours.

4 to 6:30 p.m. 3rd Third Stakeholder Meeting on Paid Sick Days, Fiesta Gardens Building, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. This is the last of the three stakeholder meetings hosted by the City of Austin to gain public feedback on a potential city-wide paid sick days policy. Work Strong Austin, business owners, and community members will continue discussing the kind of sick days policy that Austin workers and employers would most benefit from. Can’t make it? Share your input with the City of Austin by making an account and submitting your comments to http://bit.ly/paidsickdaysnow, or texting AUSTIN to 5126435627!

6 to 8 p.m. WhereRtheRefugees candlelight vigil and rally, St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd. Hosted by Refugee Services of Texas.

Friday, December 1

6 to 9 p.m. 14th Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival, St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd.

Saturday, December 2

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 14th Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival, St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd.

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