Impeachment Rally in Austin; #NeverAgain Sukkot Rally at T. Don Hutto Detention Center | Take Action Newsletter

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MONDAY: Join the impeachment rally outside John Cornyn’s office

IMPEACH

TX21 Indivisible is hosting an impeachment rally—Monday 10/14 from noon to 1 p.m.! Before the Congressional recess ends, let’s make sure John Cornyn knows that Texans won’t stand for Senate stonewalling. We want the House’s impeachment efforts to be taken seriously, and we expect the Senate to act responsibly and remove Trump from office once his crimes are fully documented by impeachment hearings. Bring signs and gather on the sidewalk outside the building entrance. Small group visits to the Senator’s office upstairs may be possible, depending on staff.

Join the the Cornyn impeachment protest (or just show up)

View the Facebook event for this protest

By TUESDAY: 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 on Tuesday, October 15.

Please consider a gift of $36 to support this urgent moral action and show that we mean #NeverAgainIsNow.

Support the Sukkot action

Facebook event


2020 is coming

Texas Observer: Who Is John Cornyn Serving?

Spoiler: It ain’t us.

In an article by Justin Miller, the Texas Observer spells out in excruciating detail Sen. John Cornyn’s history of subservience to corporations and political winds.  Cornyn was engineered in Karl Rove’s lab and the moral fecklessness we’ve seen in him during the Trump era has been evident since the beginning of his career in politics.

Support Cornyn’s 2020 opponents

Take the pledge to fire John Cornyn at senatorjohncornyn.com


Events

Monday, October 14

TX21’s Impeachment Rally at John Cornyn’s office

12 to 1 p.m. at Sen. John Cornyn’s office, 221 W 6th St (Chase Tower).

Bring signs and gather on the sidewalk outside the building entrance. Small group visits to the Senator’s office upstairs may be possible, depending on staff.

Join the the Cornyn impeachment protest (or just show up)

View the Facebook event for this protest

Tuesday, October 15

#NeverAgain Rally at T. Don Hutto Detention Center (see action above)

6 p.m., see event listing for details

Facebook event

Bus fundraiser

Add your ancestor

Austin Dem Debate Watch Party

6:30 p.m., at Infinte Monkey Theorem, 702 Shady Lane, Austin, Texas 78702

The Democratic National Committee is hosting its fourth debate in Ohio on Oct. 15. Join us for the official Jolt Watch Party!

View the Facebook event

Wednesday, October 16

Searchlight Series: Justice, Equity, and Action Around Rape; Part I: Series Introduction and the Provability Gap

6:30 p.m. at the Street-Jones Building, 1000 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702, 4th floor conference room

This five part community forum series will explore the intersections of victim/survivor justice, racial equity, and criminal justice transformation in order to discover opportunities to advance healing and community accountability for sexual violence in Austin. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here

View the Facebook event

Sunday, October 20

Dancing Away Detention: Benefit for Grassroots Leadership’s Bond Fund

6 p.m. at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St

From Grassroots Leadership:

Join us for a night of live music, food, and solidarity at Grassroots Leadership’s 9th annual Dancing Away Detention! ALL PROCEEDS will go toward our bond fund.

Whether it’s bonding out a mother so she can be reunited with her child, supporting a hunger strike leader facing solitary confinement, or setting a sexual assault survivor free from her abusive guard’s reach, we’re raising money to respond in these moments of crisis. Join us!

Our musical guests for the night are DJ Vanessa la Bestia, Bidi Bidi Banda, and Kiko Villamizar!

Invite your friends and stay up to date by following this event on Facebook for details on venue, food, silent auction, and musical acts.

Most days, we fight—but this night, we dance.

RSVP to dance away detention

Upcoming:

Saturday, October 26

Intersex Awareness Day

Please join ACLU of Texas, HRC Austin and Equality Texas to learn more about the ~2% of your community born intersex, with any of a range of characteristics that may not fit traditional conceptions about male or female bodies.

View the Facebook event

Saturday, November 2

Support Austin Sanctuary Network at the “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. 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 for the Dance for Freedom

More info from Austin Sanctuary Network

Tuesday, November 5

Election Day

See what proposed constitutional amendments are on ballot

Saturday, November 9

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:

  1. Do you have health insurance?
  2. Do your children have health insurance?
  3. 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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