- February 20 to March 2 – Early voting
- March 6 – Election Day!
Demand a clean DREAM Act—before it’s too late
Last week, Congress passed a bipartisan budget with no protection for Dreamers. DACA expires March 6, and Congress will be in recess for much of the time between now and then.
“Each day of delay means more ruthless deportations and a further erosion of our nation’s values. But we continue to fight because this is our home and our eyes are set on freedom.”
— Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director for United We Dream who would qualify for the Dream Act (full statement)
Call John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, and your House representative and ask:
Will you commit to me, your constituent, that you will stop covering for Trump’s racist policies by voting to protect Dreamers before DACA expires on March 5? (Breaking: A Cornyn-sponsored bill that, in exchange for DACA protection, funds a border wall and limits legal immigration is expected to be announced Monday.)
Tell your City Council member that workers deserve the right to earn paid sick leave
Austin working families need your support! Next week, Austin City Council will have the opportunity to guarantee the right of Austin residents to earn paid sick time in our city. Approximately 223,000 men and women do not have access to paid sick days in Austin and are at risk of losing their jobs if they stay at home to take care of themselves or a loved one.
Please reach out to your council member and ask them to support working families in Austin at the Council Meeting on February 15 and vote “yes” item #49.
Black Unity Week is Feb. 12-17 at various times and locations.
Monday, February 12
7 p.m. Indivisible TX25 East Weekly Meeting, Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Dr.
Tuesday, February 13
6 p.m. Black Lives Matter general body meeting, 1705 E. 11th St. Join Black Lives Matter Austin for their February 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.”
Thursday, February 15
6 p.m. Final vote and rally for Paid Sick Days!, Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St.
6 p.m. #bbatx Community Caucus, “an annual gathering for activists, nonprofits and thought leaders to present issues, share ideas and discuss plans for effective change,” hosted by Boss Babes. Austin Central Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St. Get tickets ($10) here.
Saturday, February 17
7 p.m. “Black Art Matters” Art Show/Fundraiser, Pio Rita 1203 Chicon, Austin, Texas 78702
Sunday, February 18
1 p.m. Meet the Primary Candidates for US Congressional District 25 and Texas House District 47, Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Caves Rd. Hosted by Indivisible Eanes/West Austin.
Austin Sanctuary Network benefit concert featuring Carrie Newcomer
Legendary singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer is returning to Austin for a second concert benefiting the Austin Sanctuary Network on April 20th! Tickets are only $20, and space is limited so get tickets soon!
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