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Join the Medicaid for Texas Virtual Rally

Join the #SICKOFITTX coalition for a virtual rally May 5 at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live as we raise our voices collectively to Gov. Abbott and tell him to expand Medicaid now! Speakers will include lawmakers, advocates, and Texans who, like millions of others in our state, deserve health coverage NOW.

RSVP at #SICKOFITTX

Facebook Live link

Call your City Council member about APD’s deadly shooting of Mike Ramos—and demand reform of the Police Academy

On April 24, Austin police shot Mike Ramos as he was standing by his car with his hands up, then killed him as he tried to drive away. This follows closely on the publication of reports affirming a culture of racism within the police department, patterns of racial profiling in policing, and a fear of retaliation against those who report it.

Read the letter sent to the City by Austin Justice Coalition, Indivisible Austin and other grassroots groups

Please consider contributing to this GoFundMe for Mike Ramos’s funeral expenses and to this MealTrain to help his mother with food.


Virtual Events

Tuesday, May 5

Medicaid for Texas Virtual Rally

6 p.m. Join the #SICKOFITTX coalition for a virtual rally May 5 at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live as we raise our voices collectively to Gov. Abbott and tell him to expand Medicaid now! Speakers will include lawmakers, advocates, and Texans who, like millions of others in our state, deserve health coverage NOW.

RSVP at #SICKOFITTX

Facebook Live link

Saturday, May 23

Swing Left’s National Virtual Letter Writing Party – the Texas Edition!

Ongoing

National Virtual Letter Writing Parties from Swing Left

Join Swing Left staff and volunteers from around the country for a virtual letter writing party, where we’ll be writing letters to potential voters asking them to vote in critical elections.

RSVP to write letters with Swing Left

Coronavirus News & Resources

Latest News

Austin police arrest 22 people in apparent rent strike protest (Statesman)

Restaurants open, and Chip Roy takes his family for Tex-Mex (Statesman)

Coronavirus Contact Tracing Efforts Underway At Google And Apple (Buzzfeed News)

Resources

Demand that Greg Abbott expand testing in Texas

COVID-19 Testing Information (City of Austin)

TX10 Resource Guide (Mike Siegel campaign)

TX17 Resource Guide (Rick Kennedy campaign)

TX21 Resource Guide (Wendy Davis campaign)

TX25 Resource Guide (Julie Oliver campaign)

TX31 Resource Guide (Christine Mann campaign)

TX35 Resource Guide (office of Rep. Lloyd Doggett)


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