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
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.
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
Saturday, May 23
Swing Left’s National Virtual Letter Writing Party – the Texas Edition!
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
My dad is an ICU doctor treating COVID-19 patients. In the past WEEK he has set more “I’ve never seen a heart rate/RBC count/etc. like this” records than in his decades-long career. What this virus does to the body is like “sticking your finger in an electric socket.” Stay home.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) May 3, 2020
Austin police arrest 22 people in apparent rent strike protest (Statesman)
- Contribute to the ATX Rent Strike Legal Defense Fund
Restaurants open, and Chip Roy takes his family for Tex-Mex (Statesman)
Coronavirus Contact Tracing Efforts Underway At Google And Apple (Buzzfeed News)
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)
Your Moment of Zen
quarantine got me like
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— Humor And Animals (@humorandanimals) April 25, 2020