Take Action Newsletter: Tell Cruz and Cornyn: No new wall money. Keep the government open; #TXLEGE roundup; Indivisible Austin general body meeting

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Take Action

Tell Cruz and Cornyn: No new wall money. Keep the government open.

Trumps siad he woud be the one to shut down government over wall and he did. Source: indivisible.orgIf Republicans try to back Trump’s demands for wall funding, we will be right back where we started, with another government shutdown on February 16. Tell them to keep the government open and support a conference agreement with no new funding for the wall.

Where we are now:

  • We have a “clean” short-term funding bill that funds the government until Feb. 15. It contains no additional money for Trump’s wall or for immigration enforcement.
  • An agreement to go to conference committee, where conferees from both chambers will negotiate a year-long agreement for funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • If the conference committee is unable to come to an agreement (i.e., if Trump sabotages the negotiations), then Trump has threatened he will either take us all into another shutdown, or declare a national emergency to pay for his wall.

Monday, Feb. 11 is critical. The absolute latest the full text of any proposal can be released publicly is Monday (in order to comply with the House 72-hour rule). So make those calls on Monday!

Prepare now for Trump to declare a fake state of emergency

How your voices are making a difference

  • NM governor Michelle Lujan Grisham pulled the majority of National Guard forces from the border
  • The House Intelligence Committee voted to send Robert Mueller more than 50 transcripts from witness testimony that might be pertinent to the Russia investigation
  • House Dems on the Ways and Means Committee are pushing for the release of Donald’s tax returns.

Read how the world was filled with awe…


#TXLEGE Watch

Don’t forget our #txlege-focused general body meeting!

Feb. 13 is Texas Advocacy Day for Moms Demand Action

Voter Suppression Roundup

Important Hearings for Week of Feb. 11

Read more about these hearings and your opportunity to testify >>


Events

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Indivisible Austin General Body MeetingIndivisible Austin General Body Meeting

6-8 p.m., University Hills library branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Did you learn a lot at our Indivisible #TXLege Training in December but still aren’t sure what you can do to get our legislators to listen to us and pass or block bills? Or maybe you just want to learn more about Indivisible Austin and our state legislature.

RSVP now

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Moms Demand Action: Texas Advocacy Day

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Push for common sense gun legislation in our state. Meet at Central Christian Church at 1110 Guadalupe St. prior to heading to the Capitol.

RSVP for the Advocacy Day

Saturday, Feb. 17

TX10 Constituent Town Hall

5:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. TX10 Indivisible has requested the presence of Rep. Michael McCaul to join us for a town hall (as well as Mike Siegel) during the February congressional break and we’d like YOU and YOUR FELLOW TX10 FRIENDS to join us!

To help the TX10 team plan for this event, please RSVP ASAP


Your Moment of Zen


Funding the Fight

There’s more to Indivisible Austin than fighting what’s happening in DC. We all know that’s important, but you’ve probably noticed that we have work to do here in Texas, much of it in the Capitol, right here in Austin.

That’s why our General Body Meeting on Tuesday will focus on how you can make a difference at the legislature. In addition to attending, we need your help to provide all that’s needed for the meeting and all our other activities: training materials, food, spaces to meet and more.

Support our actions today!

Indivisible Austin is here for the work: health care, civil rights, voting rights, protecting democracy locally and nationally. Be there with us. Make a gift.

 

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