Tell Greg Abbott: Saying “Mistakes were made” is not sufficient. It’s time to #DoSomething about gun violence and anti-immigrant rhetoric in Texas | Take Action Newsletter

Do you hate gerrymandering? See our events section for multiple listings on redistricting in Texas—including the first public hearing of the #txlege redistricting committee.

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Tell Greg Abbott: Saying “Mistakes were made” is not sufficient. It’s time to #DoSomething about gun violence and anti-immigrant rhetoric in Texas.

The day before a gunman—specifically targeting Mexican immigrants—killed 22 people in an El Paso Walmart, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a fundraising letter that warned:

“Unless you and I want liberals to succeed in their plan to transform Texas—and our entire country—through illegal immigration.”

Since then, Gov. Abbott has acknowledged that “mistakes were made,” a dodge so pervasive in politics that it has its own Wikipedia page. Abbott went on to assemble a “domestic terrorism task force” whose membership insures that absolutely nothing will be done to prevent gun violence or to dampen the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has become the hallmark of the Texas GOP.

It’s time we let Gov. Abbott know that half-measures and passive, non-apology apologies aren’t going to cut it this time.

Send Greg Abbott a letter

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Events

Wednesday, September 4

One Person, One Vote: Redistricting 101 Webinar

Join experts from the ACLU of Texas and Texas Civil Rights Project for a digital meet-up to discuss the redistricting process in our state. Can’t make the webinar? Register anyway, and they’ll send you a recording of the session afterwards.

RSVP for One Person, One Vote

Upcoming:

Monday, September 9

Redistricting 101

Hosted by Open Austin, Texas Civil Rights Project and the Austin Tech Alliance

We’ll welcome the following speakers that will cover topics ranging from the 2020 Census, gerrymandering and redistricting. We’ll learn about how these things will impact our community and how YOU can get involved!

  • Joaquin Gonzalez from Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Stephanie Swanson from the League of Women Voters of Texas
  • Madi Eden from MapTheVote.org

RSVP for Redistricting 101

Tuesday, September 10

Public Hearing #TXLEGE House Committee on Redistricting

1:30 p.m. This is the 1st opportunity to provide public input on the 2021 Redistricting. The Committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony in the Texas Capitol, committee hearing room E1.030 located at 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701.

More information

Thursday, September 12

Democratic Debate Live Jolt Watch Party

8:00 p.m. The Democratic National Committee is hosting the third round of debates in Houston in September, the latest sign that the national party is looking to put Texas in play. Join Indivisible Austin for the official Jolt Watch Party!

More information


Funding the Fight

Defending and advancing democratic principles is a bedrock value of Indivisible Austin. There are many pernicious attacks on those principles, and one of the most successful and damaging ones is gerrymandering.

In Texas, gerrymandering lets Republicans pick their voters, instead of voters picking their representatives. Austin, the largest city in the US without majority control of a congressional district, is ground zero for gerrymandering in the state.

Redistricting, where gerrymandering happens, will follow next year’s census. Redistricting is also where we FIGHT gerrymandering. Starting with the first public hearing on September 10th, and all the way to the end of the process, Indivisible Austin will be pushing to make the process fair and make all of our votes count.

Make a gift to support our efforts to fight gerrymandering through the redistricting process today!

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