Watch: Indivisible Austin Board President Lisa Goodgame on Trump’s latest move to gut the ACA
Waiting for Mueller is not a substitute for organizing, advocating, and voting—but Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of Mueller’s 300-page report is an insult. It’s gaslighting of the American public. No one should find solace or vindication in Barr’s weasel-worded post-it note; we need to see the full Mueller report and we need to see it now.
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler set a deadline of Tuesday, April 2 for Barr to do so. If Barr misses the deadline to #MakeItPublic, a national coalition of progressives, including Indivisible, is planning to mobilize for an emergency day of action on Thursday, April 4, at 5pm local time. We’re urging all groups to stay tuned, and be ready to act fast — we’ll know if Barr has missed the deadline on Wednesday morning, April 3.
And remember, the House voted 420-0 (that’s right, 0 “no” votes) on March 14 to support making the Mueller report available to both the public and Congress once it is ready.
Continue opposing SB9 and the nomination of David Whitley to Texas Secretary of State
Now that the U.S. House is investigating the attempted purge of Texas voters, it is more important than ever that we voice our opposition to the nomination of David Whitley for Texas Secretary of state. Additionally, we must voice opposition to SB9, which is another voter-suppression attempt in the Texas Legislature.
How your voices are making a difference
- The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has opened an investigation into the Texas secretary of state’s misleading flagging of nearly 100,000 voters as possible noncitizens.
- Democratic congresswomen—including Nancy Pelosi—have hung the transgender pride flag in their offices in a show of support
- 84% of all Americans—of any political persuasion—want the Mueller Report made public
Tuesday, April 2
Hosted by Texas Gun Sense
Now is the time for gun safety in Texas.
7:30AM Press conference live stream
8:30AM Presentation in banquet room
10:00AM to Noon Group visits to key legislators around the capitol
Hosted by Immunize Texas
Join your fellow pro-vaccine, pro-science, anti-disease advocates at the State Capitol to rally for pro-vaccine public policy and legislation! We must make our voices heard and send the message that we want to keep our communities protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Saturday, April 6
Day of Service with Sen. Kirk Watson
Sen. Kirk Watson is calling for a Day of Service in Central Texas, with volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity, Austin Pets Alive! and Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Thursday, April 11
Hosted by Planned Parenthood Texas Votes & others
Join 1,000 fellow Planned Parenthood advocates at the State Capitol to rally for reproductive rights and talk to our legislators about the top issues impacting women’s health care. Together, we will make our voices heard and take a stand for access to confidential, expert, and comprehensive reproductive care for all Texans. No matter what.
Friday, April 12
Civics Education Capitol Day!
Check out this free web app from Influence Texas, which tracks bills and money in the Texas Legislature.
Congress Critter of the Week: Rep. John Carter (again!)
A rare sighting of Rep. John Carter, captured in this blurry photo before the elusive subject could flee
Last week we brought you Dr. Felicia Miyakawa’s account of Rep. John Carter’s town hall in Hutto. This week, we bring you the sequel, by former congressional candidate Dr. Christine Eady Mann, about Rep. Carter’s second town hall in Leander. Here’s a sample:
The Leander event was “protected” again by heavily armed police who created a perimeter around the event venue, and was held inside a gun-free venue. “Guns for me but not for thee,” I suppose.
Funding the Fight
The fear of accountability seems to have ratcheted up the cruelty and incompetence to new heights. That’s why having voices consistently, steadily pushing us forward, keeping an eye out for inflection points where real differences can be made, is so important.
That’s why Indivisible Austin is here, to keep us moving forward together, with our eyes open. Be a part of that work. Make a gift today.
Your Moment of Zen
piglet treated with love and kindness pic.twitter.com/BJ1zxFODKz
— Pig Posting 🐖 (@PigPoster) March 29, 2019