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National call-in day to #DefundHate on Wednesday, Nov. 13

The appropriations process is our best chance to act to stop Trump’s deportation machine. The next deadline for Congress to fund the government is November 21. If you care about ending Trump’s racist immigration policies—like separating, caging, and tear gassing families—make a call today and tell your Member of Congress (MoC) to reject special funding increases for ICE and CBP.

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Ask your reps #OneSimpleQuestion about impeachment

“Do you think it’s OK to ask a foreign power to interfere in our elections?”

We know – there’s lots of breaking news every day and it’s confusing! Here’s all you need to know:

  • Trump pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 elections.
  • He used US military aid to pressure them to dig up dirt on his political opponent.
  • Then, he tried to cover it up.
  • If the average person did this, they’d go to jail.

No matter what else we learn, or what desperate tactics Trump tries to use to distract, the facts here are what matters. It’s critical that Congress move forward with impeachment because nobody is above the law.

Send a letter to Cornyn, Cruz, and your Congressman asking this #OneSimpleQuestion

Sign up for or register an impeachment event

Action of the Week: #SickOfItTX Block Walks

Five million Texans don’t have health insurance, and each year that number grows. It’s unacceptable, and yet our lawmakers refuse to do anything to ensure more Texans get the coverage they need.

Last Saturday, 25 #SickOfItTX members from the Austin area took to the streets, knocking on doors and asking our neighbors, friends, and community members about their healthcare challenges and needs, checking if they’re registered to vote, and making sure they fill out the 2020 Census. But this is only the beginning—#SickOfItTX will build off this great start to expand this campaign to an even broader coalition of community groups and advocates to end the healthcare gap and high maternal mortality in Texas.

If you’d like to learn more about the grassroots #SickOfItTX campaign, check out



Wednesday, November 13

Searchlight Series: Justice, Equity, and Action around Rape

6:30 p.m. at Street Jones Building, 1000 E 11th St.

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.

More info on Facebook

Friday, November 15

Juvenile Justice Book Drive

1 to 11:30 p.m. at Austin Justice Coalition, 1603 E 38th 1/2 St.

Austin Justice Coalition is holding a Juvenile Justice Book Drive to provide quality books to the teens in the Gardner-Betts/ Travis County Juvenile Detention Center.

ALL books MUST be PAPERBACK, no hardcovers!

More info on Facebook

Saturday, November 16

Communities Not Cages – #NoNewContracts

1 p.m. at T. Don Hutto Detention Center, 100 S Doak St, Taylor, TX.

Texans will converge on the T. Don Hutto detention center to say that our vision for the future does not include another 10 years of this injustice. Join us to stop these three ICE detention centers from getting new 10 year contracts to separate and lock up immigrant families and communities in Texas for the next decade.

RSVP and volunteer

Facebook event

Thursday, November 21

A Conversation with Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Candidate for U.S Senate

Join The Texas Tribune in person or on their livestream for a conversation with Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Democratic candidate for U.S Senate, which Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith will moderate.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Learn about other Senate candidates on our 2020 resources page

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