Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote in the primary
Feb. 18-28: Early Voting
March 3: Election Day
Make a plan to vote in the Texas primary elections
“One minute they seem like normal human beings, the next they’ve grown horns.”
—from Eugène Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” (1959), a play about the rise of fascism
After more than three years of watching our elected representatives prostrate themselves to Donald Trump, we are unsurprised at their embarrassing behavior during the impeachment proceedings and Senate trial. John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Michael McCaul, Bill Flores, Chip Roy, Roger Williams, John Carter—all are irredeemable cowards. Our best shot at saving Democracy is to vote them out of office.
2020 is here
Primary election dates
- Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the March primaries. Go to mapthe.vote to sign up to register voters in your neighborhood. You do not need to be a VDR: People will be mailed a voter registration form and STAMPED return envelope.
- Feb. 18: Early voting starts.
- Feb. 21: Last day to request a ballot to vote by mail in the primaries.
- Feb. 28: Early voting ends.
- March 3: Election day.
Add Texas 2020 election dates to your calendar (Texas Tribune)
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.
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:
- Chris Bell, former Member of Congress and Houston City Council
- Michael Cooper, pastor, community organizer and former candidate for lieutenant governor
- Amanda Edwards, an at-large Houston City Council member
- Annie Garcia, nonprofit leader
- MJ Hegar, an Air Force veteran and former TX31 congressional candidate
- Sema Hernandez, a Houston area human rights activist and DSA member, who ran against Beto O’Rourke in the 2018 Democratic senate primary
- Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, founder of Jolt Texas
- Adrian Ocegueda, former gubernatorial candidate
- Royce West, Texas state senator
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.
Monday, Jan 27
Come meet candidate for US Senate Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez!
7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church-Austin, 6100 Berkman Dr.
Hosted by Indivisible TX-25 East
This is an excellent opportunity to talk one-on-one with one of the candidates running against John Cornyn to represent Texas in the US Senate.
Candidate website: cristinafortexas.com
Saturday, Feb. 1
Block Walking at Riverside!!
Meet at 10:30 a.m. at 608 W 22nd St.
In collaboration with UT’s MOVE TX and TX RISING chapters, JOLT is hosting block walking events every Saturday until the primaries!! Come spread the message about the importance of voting, registering voters, and promoting to go early voting!
We are focusing on reaching out to lower income, Latino/a/x, black and brown communities in Austin, so if you are a Spanish speaker or fall under this demographic, we would love for you to help us out!
Sunday, February 2
Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly
1 p.m. at Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Ln.
The Jewish community in Austin is already deeply and passionately committed to support and advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the Jews for Refugees Assembly will amplify these existing efforts by bringing the community together to raise a strong, collective, moral, and Jewish voice in support of refugees and asylum seekers
Your moment of Zen
A school of striped eel catfish 🐠
These little guys tend to form a school as juveniles, to protect themselves from predators, and go about their lives on their own when they reach their sexual maturity 🎥 via abyssdivecenteramed IG pic.twitter.com/5UPuVYH706
— Reg Saddler (@zaibatsu) January 20, 2020