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Climate Crisis

EXCLUSIVE: Australian Bushfires Highlight Political Failures to Consider Climate Change

The bushfires currently decimating large swaths of Australia, a country the size of the continental US, were both foreseeable and largely preventable. However, failure to effectively consider climate change impacts and adaptation, coupled with some misguided land management practices, have led Australia to the current catastrophe. This will have long-term impacts on politics, the economy, sustainability and entire communities.

Australia brushfires

Photo: Charlie Emery, General Manager of Soilco

Read more in this exclusive post by Russ Martin, an American environmental expert living in New South Wales, Australia


Take Action

Demand Cruz and Cornyn support a fair and open impeachment trial

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn

Remind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate to fully hear the evidence and hold Trump accountable for his actions. If they don’t, they’ll become accomplices in Donald Trump’s coverup.

Write a letter to John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Get connected to your senators now

Write Your Reps!

In addition to calling, emails are an effective way to reach your elected representatives. Another alternative is Resistbot, which allows you to contact your reps via text message, Twitter, or Facebook Messenger—it’s fun!

Recent letter campaigns:

No War with Iran

Demand your Senators support a fair and open impeachment trial

Tell Greg Abbott: Call a special session to #DoSomething about gun violence in Texas

Dear John Cornyn: Your failure to act on the climate crisis is a dereliction of duty

Tell Your Senators We Need Stronger Gun Laws Now


2020 is here

Add Texas 2020 election dates to your calendar (Texas Tribune)

Monday, February 3 is the last day to register to vote in the March 3 primary. Make sure you are eligible to vote.

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House

Support Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the Jan. 28 special election runoff in HD-28

U.S. Senate

Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. Here are some of the candidates running:

Watch Indivisible Houston’s candidate forum

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates


Congress Critter of the Week: Who Is Chip Roy?

Hey, we’re just asking questions. But who is Chip Roy, TX21’s representative in the U.S. Congress? Who is he… really?

who is chip roy?

Find out more at whoischiproy.com

RSVP for the TX21 candidate forum on January 18


Events

Tuesday, January 14

CD 17 Congressional GOP Candidates Forum

6 to 9 p.m. at Smitty K’s, 12601 SH 30, College Station, TX 77845

Grassroots Victory 2020 for CD-17 invites you to “Get to know the CD 17 GOP Congressional Candidates” in this Q&A forum. Currently 8 of the 12 GOP candidates are scheduled to attend.

Facebook event

Saturday, January 18

Women’s March ATX: Rally at the Capitol

The Women’s March ATX – Rally at Texas Capitol will be on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  We will gather on the south steps at the Capitol Building for a rally 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

More information at www.womensmarchontexascapitol.org

Sign up to volunteer

TX21 candidate forum

6:30 p.m. at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, 2200 South Interstate 35 Frontage Road

Please join TX-21 Indivisible for an Austin-area Congressional Candidate Forum! Invited candidates: Wendy Davis, Jennie Lou Leeder, Chip Roy. Confirmed candidates as of January 7, 2020 are Wendy Davis and Jennie Lou Leeder.

This will be a moderated forum with questions submitted by audience members before the event (with this invite RSVP, at sign in, and in a final Q&A session, time permitting).

RSVP for the candidate forum

Monday, January 20

MLK Community March

The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multiculturalism in our city. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus.

At the conclusion of the program at the MLK Statue, we will march to the south steps of the Capitol for a rally.

After the Capitol program, the march will proceed to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned.

More information at mlkcelebration.com


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Volunteer with Indivisible Austin

Be A Texas VoterAs we gear up for 2020, we’ll need all hands on deck. Sign up here to be notified of regular get-out-the-vote meetups and other volunteer opportunities. Feel free to indicate whether you have special skills or interests. Everyone is welcome!

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