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Watch: Indivisible Austin Board President Lisa Goodgame on Trump’s latest move to gut the ACA

FOX 7 Discussion: Affordable Care Act
Get ready for action: Release the full Mueller report

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.

Updated resource from national Indivisible

Talking Points Memo: It’s Time to Call Your Reps, Folks

Continue opposing SB9 and the nomination of David Whitley to Texas Secretary of State

Say NO to David Whitley, say NO to voter suppression

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.

Say NO to David Whitley for Secretary of State

Oppose SB9, which suppresses the vote by turning honest mistakes into felonies


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

Read “The Human Tire Fire”


Events

Tuesday, April 2

Texas Gun Sense Advocacy Day

Hosted by Texas Gun Sense

Now is the time for gun safety in Texas.

Agenda

7:30AM Press conference live stream

8:30AM Presentation in banquet room

10:00AM to Noon Group visits to key legislators around the capitol

Immunize Texas Rally Day

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

Read more & sign up to volunteer!

Thursday, April 11

Planned Parenthood Texas Lobby Day

Hosted by Planned Parenthood Texas Votes & others

Facebook event

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!

Generation Citizen is hosting a Lobby Day at the Capitol to advocate for civics education in Texas, focusing on establishing project-based civics instruction for all middle and high school students (HB 3008 and HB 3009).

Sign up here to volunteer


#TXLEGE Watch

Check out this free web app from Influence Texas, which tracks bills and money in the Texas Legislature.

Read the press release


Congress Critter of the Week: Rep. John Carter (again!)

John Carter Town Hall in Leander 🤠

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.

Continue reading “John Carter Town Hall, Redux”


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.


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