Take Action: Tell Congress to provide long-term stability for CHIP

Happy New Year!

Did you know that Texas holds the first primary in the nation? Here are important dates to know:

  • February 5 – last day to register to vote in the primary
  • February 20 to March 2 – Early voting
  • March 6 – Election Day!

Watch this space for more information on candidates and voting rights as we shift into election mode. There are also tons of new resources from the Indivisible Project at Indivisible435.org.

Read how your voices are making a difference: Holiday Double Whammy Edition >>

Actions

Tell your MoCs to Vote NO on any spending bill that leaves children and DREAMers behind

Republican leadership in the House—patting themselves on the back for passing a tax bill to benefit the wealthy while failing to reach a deal on DREAM or provide stability for CHIP—extended their holiday vacation for a week.

That means our Representatives will return to DC with only eight working days to reach a real spending deal that addresses these vital needs.

Tell leadership of both parties: “A funding bill that neglects the health of children and the security of DREAMers is unacceptable. Vote NO on any spending bill that leaves children and DREAMers behind.”

Demand your MoCs take the DREAMer Pledge >>

Thank Rep. Lloyd Dogget for voting to fight alongside DREAMers

Tell Congress to provide long-term stability for CHIP

Congress did the absolute bare minimum by providing only a few weeks’ extra funding for CHIP. This type of reckless, stop-and-go funding threatens the health of children and pregnant women across the country.

Call your MoCs in both the House and Senate and tell them to fund the CHIP program before more Texas children and pregnant women lose coverage.

Read: 30+ Texas Health Groups Send Urgent CHIP letter to Washington >>

Events

Tuesday, January 2

6:30 p.m. Austin Justice Coalition General Body Meeting, Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina St. Meetings are open to the public and we urge other community groups to come and share things they are working on and ways AJC can get involved.

Thursday, January 4

7 p.m. Equality Texas Austin January Happy Hour, Full Circle Bar, 1810 E. 12th St. Come one, come all to the first Equality Texas happy hour of 2018!

Friday, January 5

4:30 p.m. Banner Drop: You Cruz, You Lose in 2018! From Indivisible Rosedale Huddle: “Come join us for the first banner drop of the year—because the harder we work, the closer we get to a new senator in 2018! We need 4-6 people to to help hold the north- and southbound banners. Meet/park in the CVS/Bingo parking lot at 12th and IH-35.”

Saturday, January 6

10 a.m. Black Lives Matter Neighborhood Canvassing, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln. Join neighborhood canvassing/blockwalkings in the Austin to spread community awareness and community education.

Sunday, January 7

2:30 p.m. Western Travis County Candidate Forum, Apache Shores Barn, 14919 General Williamson Dr. Get to know your Democratic candidates in the TX25 Congressional Race, HD47 House Race and running for Travis County Chair in a Q&A Town Hall style forum.

Monday, January 8

7 p.m. Indivisible TX25 East Weekly Meeting, Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Dr.

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