Tell your Rep to Defund ICE and CPB; Fire John Cornyn; Mueller Report Read LIVE in Austin! | Take Action Newsletter

Join us for six nights of live readings of the Mueller Report. Details below.

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Tell your Rep to Defund ICE and CPB

The truth about ICE and CPB

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill to fund agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The bill has some strengths—like taking back the money Trump stole for his wall when he declared a fake emergency—and weaknesses, like creating a $387 million slush fund for ICE. Now the bill moves to the full House, which must act by Sept. 30.

United We Dream has an amazing resource on ICE and CPB, and on the human impact of their deportation force. This summer, while Congress decides on funding for these agencies, take time to read “The Truth About ICE and CPB,” and watch some of the video testimonials on the United We Dream website. Let’s arm ourselves with knowledge, and prepare for the next fight in Congress.

United We Dream: “The Truth About ICE and CPB”

Indivisible: Tell Your Representative to Defund Hate

Fire John Cornyn!

Sen. John Cornyn doesn’t think we need a bill requiring campaigns to report foreign contacts. He thinks campaigns should call the FBI if, say, a Russian cutout offers dirt on a political opponent; he just doesn’t think we need a bill to enforce it. Pre-Trump, Cornyn’s trust in norms, rather than laws, to uphold our Democracy made sense. (Of course you put country over party, right?)

But now? Not so much.

You’re welcome to call John Cornyn’s office and complain. But at this point, our best hope is to fire him in 2020.

Take the pledge to fire John Cornyn

Related: Democrats’ 2020 Achilles’s heel: The Senate (The Hill)

How your voices are making a difference

  • The House voted to enforce subpoenas of AG William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn.
  • Adam B. Schiff demanded that two federal intelligence agency heads provide documents showing how White House officials edited and suppressed written testimony stating that global warming poses a grave man-made national security threat.

“Baby Wannabe Despot in Chief”


Upcoming: June 26 & 27

Presidential Debate Watch Party

8 p.m. at Space 24 Twenty, 2420 Guadalupe St.

Join Indivisible Austin and Jolt Action for the First Presidential Debate watch party of the 2020 Election. We will be streaming the full Presidential debate LIVE. Come watch, witness, and prepare to vote.

Facebook event (optional RSVP)

Upcoming: June 28 through August 11

Mueller Report Read LIVE!

5 to 9 p.m. North Door, 502 Brushy St.

Indivisible Austin and North Door present a live reading of the Mueller Report, starring local actors, musicians and other ne’er-do-wells.

RSVP on Eventbrite and/or Facebook

Let’s talk about climate change

One of the most important things you can do to combat the existential threat of global warming is to talk about it. This week we thank Rep. Lloyd Doggett for his willingness to confront the challenge.

Funding the Fight

Starting later this month, we’re hosting six nights of live readings of the Mueller Report. Most Americans haven’t read the 448-page saga about Russia’s attack on our Democracy and Trump’s fealty to the attackers. Like Shakespeare’s plays, perhaps the Mueller Report is better on stage than on paper. So we’re bringing it to the public, in a fun, live-action setting.

Saving Democracy isn’t free: we have equipment to rent, ad space to buy, and a certain 448-page document to print.

Can you chip in?

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