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

Primary Elections

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

Who’s on the Texas primary ballots in 2018? >> (Texas Tribune)

Read how your voices are making a difference >>

Actions

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

Not only is the government only funded through January 19, but there is no deal in sight to protect DREAMers or provide long-term stability for CHIP.

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.”

Protect DREAMers

There are 138,440 DACA recipients in Texas alone — an estimated 20,000 of which are schoolteachers. Over 14,000 immigrant youth have already lost DACA protections, putting them at risk of deportation.

Demand your MoCs take the DREAMer Pledge >> (Indivisible Project)

See who the “DREAM Killers” Are >> (United We Dream)

Long-term stability for CHIP

Congress did the absolute bare minimum by providing only a few weeks’ extra funding for CHIP before the holidays. 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 >>

Tell Congress to Prevent a Nuclear First Strike and to Denounce Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric

In what is becoming a sadly regular occurrence, Trump again threatened nuclear war with North Korea. Here are two scripts for your senators and House reps:

  • Senator Markey and Congressman Lieu have introduced bipartisan legislation that would make explicit that the President cannot launch a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. Will you help constrain Trump’s authority to use nuclear weapons by co-sponsoring the bipartisan “Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act”? (H.R. 669 in the House and S. 200 in the Senate)
  • Trump’s dangerous rhetoric is fanning the flames with North Korea. His words could provoke the unstable Kim Jong Un and further escalate tensions when our top priority should be de-escalation and diplomacy. Will you denounce Trump’s dangerous rhetoric that puts our national security at risk? Will you demand he come to Congress first before engaging in any sort of military operation against North Korea?

Read “Yes, Trump Can Start A Nuclear War. Yes, We Can Stop Him.” >> (Indivisible Austin)

Events

Monday, January 8

7 p.m. Indivisible TX25 East Weekly Meeting, Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Dr. Tonight’s meeting includes TX-25 candidate West Hansen.

Tuesday, January 9

6 p.m. Black Lives Matter Austin January General Body Meeting, 1705 E. 11th St. Join Black Lives Matter Austin for our January General Body Meeting. There will be several working committees: Education, Criminal Justice Reform, Health, Economics, Housing, Transportation, and Civics. “All are welcome at the table.”

Friday, January 12

7 p.m. Undoing Racism Workshop & Fundraiser, hosted by Undoing White Supremacy Austin and the Austin Justice Coalition. Amala Foundation, 1008 S. 8th St. $20 suggested donation.

Saturday, January 13

10 a.m. Unlearning Circle: Dr King’s Legacy & the Poor People’s Campaign, hosted by Undoing White Supremacy Austin. Wildflower Church, 1314 E. Oltorf.

Sunday, January 14

4 p.m. Texas Senate District 5 Candidate Forum, Round Rock Public Library, 206 E. Main St.

Monday, January 15

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

Upcoming:

Saturday, January 20

Many have asked about a Women’s March. Being Austin, there will not be just one event, but three! We are not the organizers of any of these events but will have a table at the Roe v. Wade Rally. Stop by and say hello.

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