What did John Cornyn know about the Russian bounties? | Take Action Newsletter

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Tell John Cornyn: Russian Bounties on US Soldiers Cannot Be Swept Under the Rug

“I think the president can’t single-handedly remember everything, I’m sure, that he’s briefed on”

—US Senator John Cornyn, on the news that Russia is paying a bounty on the lives of US soldiers

According to reporting from multiple sources, Russian intelligence units put a bounty on the lives of US soldiers in Afghanistan, paying them to hunt and kill Americans. US intelligence assessments have determined that this bounty scheme did play a role in the deaths of several of our soldiers.

Adding to that outrage, Senator Cornyn, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, has downplayed the seriousness of the situation and provided dishonest cover for the President, rather than holding the President to account or taking action to protect our troops.

Write John Cornyn a letter about Russian bounties on US soldiers’ lives

Attend the “Payback Time For Corona Cornyn” this Saturday

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Virtual Events

Tuesday, July 7

Voting in a Pandemic

7 p.m. Voting in Texas has never been easy. Join the Texas Observer for a discussion of the voting challenges in Texas ahead of the July runoffs.

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Wednesday, July 8

Policing in Austin & the Upcoming City Budget Process (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1: July 8th, 6:30-7:30 pm, hosted by Undoing White Supremacy Austin

  • Explore and reflect on the intersection of white supremacy culture and policing
  • Discuss accountability to BIPOC-led organizations
  • Connect broader anti-racist conversations to the current discussion about the future of the Austin Police Department and this year’s city budget process

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Policing in Austin & the Upcoming City Budget Process (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2: July 15th, 6:30-7:30 pm, hosted by Undoing White Supremacy Austin

  • Delve into specifics of the city budget and divesting from the Austin Police Department
  • Build relationships with people in your district
  • Organize to take action

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Thursday, July 9

Texas Tribune’s Live Interview with MJ Hegar

12 p.m. The Trib sits down for a live interview with Hegar to answer your questions ahead of the July runoff election that will determine the Democratic Party’s challenger to John Cornyn.

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Friday, July 10

Last day of early voting.

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Saturday, July 11

“Payback Time For Corona Cornyn”

John Cornyn - Payback Project

We need to show Congress and America there is broad resistance to Trump’s agenda, and specifically John Cornyn. Join us as we address #BLM and LBGTQ issues, representative from a Planned Parenthood speak to women’s health and choice, economist analyzes COVID-19 mismanagement, soldiers call out Putin bounties and Cornyn lack of response, asylum human rights attorney describes the racist white supremacist policies in place now. The event closes with Royce West, Primary Runoff candidate. (MJ Hegar was unable to attend.)

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Tuesday, July 14

Election Day

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