There’s not much we can add to the discourse on the steadily unraveling Trump administration except to keep telling your reps that you support impeachment. But there is more you can do at the state and local level—which we are eager to share below.
Support local activists protesting conditions at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, TX
Indivisible Austin supports our Jewish and immigrant sisters and brothers in this demand to close the Hutto concentration camp in our own backyard.
We’re raising money to charter a bus from Austin to the “Never Again: Sukkot Action Central Texas” rally at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, TX.
Please consider a gift of $36 to support this urgent moral action and show that we mean #NeverAgainIsNow.
Support Austin Sanctuary Network’s fall fundraiser
Austin Sanctuary Network is in the middle of their fall fundraiser, and has a big event coming up! Dance for Freedom with Brave Combo will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Nov. 2 from 7 PM-10 PM. Early Bird Tickets are $20 until Oct. 22, VIP Early Bird Tickets are $50 and include an ASN T-Shirt and special seating.
Buy tickets to “Dance for Freedom”
More information about Austin Sanctuary Network’s fall fundraiser
Help raise funds for a Voting Rights license plate in Texas
From Rep. Gina Hinajosa: “During the 86th Legislative Session, we passed legislation (HB 1130) to create a specialty “Register to Vote” license plate. Now, we can officially remind others to register to vote while driving around or being stuck in Austin traffic.
Please donate what you can so we can get this license plate out there on the streets and encourage voter participation!
Learn about the Constitutional Amendments on the November 5, 2019 ballot
We have an Election Day this November 5! League of Women Voters of Texas has a nonpartisan guide to the Constitutional Amendments.
Congress Critter of the Week: Rep. Bill Flores
Retiring Rep. Bill Flores (TX17) has nothing to lose. He is in an allegedly “safe” Republican district. He could go quietly to spend more time with his family. He could even, you know, say something mildly critical about the rampant corruption in the Trump White House. Instead he has doubled down on his venality, retweeting conspiracy theorists and generally continuing to be an all-around Trump bootlicker. Why? What’s in it for him? Has Fox News so poisoned his brain that he doesn’t see the ship going down? Meanwhile, he was unusually taciturn about the prospect of fellow Republican Rep. Pete Sessions running for his seat. While we watch this play out within the GOP, Democrat Rick Kennedy must be feeling pretty good.
Wednesday, October 9
Chip Roy Town Hall in Banderas, TX
Rep. Chip Roy has decided to hold a town hall… on a weeknight, two hours away, in a town with fewer than 900 people. It’s about as far from Austin as you can get without jetpacking out of TX21 altogether, which is clearly what Chip wants to do when he lands his eventual Fox News gig. (It’s also the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur, so good job excluding folks!)
Tuesday, October 15
#NeverAgain Rally at T. Don Hutto Detention Center (see action above)
6 p.m., see event listing for details
Thursday, October 17
Drag Out the Vote fundraiser
7:30 p.m. at Coco Coquette, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez
All proceeds from the party will benefit Drag Out The Vote, a non-partisan, non-profit national campaign that works with drag queens to register voters and get them out to the polls.
November 2, 2019
Dance for Freedom
Austin Sanctuary Network is in the middle of their Fall fundraiser, and has a big event coming up! Dance for Freedom with Brave Combo will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Nov. 2 from 7 PM-10 PM. Buy your tickets at https://www.crowdrise.com/dance-for-freedom. Early Bird Tickets are $20 until Oct. 22, VIP Early Bird Tickets are $50 and include an ASN T-Shirt and special seating.
More info here:
November 5, 2019
See the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot
November 9, 2019
Join the Austin #SickOfItTX Block Walk
Health care was the top issue for Texas voters in 2018… but state leaders once again failed to expand health coverage in 2019. Indivisible Austin is sick of it. That’s why we’re co-hosting the #SickOfItTX Block Walk for Health Care in Austin on Nov. 9 as part of a statewide weekend of action for health care.
We’ll be asking neighbors three key questions:
- Do you have health insurance?
- Do your children have health insurance?
- What do you do when you get sick?
These conversation starters will help us better understand the needs of our fellow Texans and recruit others to get involved. Then we’ll give our fellow Texans a megaphone so lawmakers will hear them loud and clear.
Go to www.sickofittx.com/events and sign up for the Austin Block Walk.
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Your Moment of Zen
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— Scene & Heard reports / David Ziggy Greene (@SaHreports) September 23, 2019
On August 27, the ACLU announced a landmark settlement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that greatly improves conditions for immigrant children and their families in the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas.
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