Save the USPS
Trump’s gutting of the United States Postal Services affects more than mail-in ballots. It impacts veterans receiving lifesaving prescription medication; homeowners paying mortgages; grandparents sending birthday cards. USPS is enshrined in the Constitution. And Trump and his congressional enablers are willing to burn it to the ground. Ready to fight back? Here are some things you can do.
Use this tool to connect immediately to your House rep and ask them to cosponsor the Delivering for America Act, which would maintain current service standards as well as the integrity of our elections and bedrock democratic principles. Calling is important—let’s light up the phones like it’s 2017.
After you call, send a letter to your House rep and both Senators. Ask them, basically, WTF? Tell them to fund the post office fully. Tell them how mail delays affect you and your loved ones. Make it personal. Make it heartwrenching.
Spread the word: tell everyone you know to text USPS to 977-79 and Indivisible will send send them the link to the script and offer to connect them to their Rep. Share this on social media too!
Join “#SaveThePostOffice Saturday” on August 22. Details on Austin locations TBD. Saturday, August 22 is “#SaveThePostOffice Saturday!” At 11 a.m. (local time), we will show up at local post offices across the country to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.
Special action for TX17 constituents: Rep. Bill Flores responded to our tweet about the USPS, and claims to care that veterans are not receiving lifesaving prescriptions. Call his ass and hold him to it: (512) 373-3378.
2020 is coming
Actions & Resources
Spread the word that Travis County voters can text Register to 48683 to be registered to vote. Forms will be mailed, with a paid return envelope—sent via USPS, so get started now.
Travis County's voter registrar, Bruce Elfant, has launched a contact-less voter registration effort in the Austin area after months of depressed registration ahead of the presidential election. It's an effort to streamline the registration process in a state without online reg. pic.twitter.com/5UxOiYNzMH
— Ashley Lopez (@AshLopezRadio) August 12, 2020
Why Democrats Need to Play to Win in Texas (Dan Pfeiffer)
MJ Hegar—running against incumbent/ghoul John Cornyn
Mike Siegel—running against incumbent/millionaire Michael McCaul
Rick Kennedy—running against GOP carpetbagger Pete Sessions
Wendy Davis—running against Ted Cruz protege Chip Roy
Julie Oliver—running against corrupt car salesman Roger Williams
Texas Railroad Commissioner
- Get involved with Indivisible TXLEGE to flip the Texas House
- Map of flippable districts
- Donate to all Democrats running in the TXLEGE
Thursday, August 20
Lone Star Statewide Phonebank!
5 p.m. Hosted by Sister District and Indivisible TXLEGE. Democrats need 9 seats in the Texas House to gain majority. That might seem like a lot, but it’s not – there are 150 seats in the chamber. Democrats gained 12 seats in the House in 2018, the biggest shift in the House since Republicans stormed through in 2010. Momentum is now on our side. Leaders & volunteers from all across the state will be calling for five endorsed Texas Candidates.
Saturday, August 22
11 a.m. Details on Austin locations TBD. Show up at local post offices across the country to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.
MEET MJ HEGAR: It’s Time for Senator Cornyn to Go!
1 p.m. It’s time to hold Senator Cornyn accountable for his actions! Please join us and help spread the word about our Texas Payback Project Rally where Texans will gather on Zoom to discuss how Cornyn has failed us and what we can do to flip his seat in November. We’ll cover racism, the environment, and health care specifically during this event through videos and live speakers. We’ll also hear from his opponent, MJ Hegar, on how she plans to do things differently if elected. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, August 27
Zoom With James and Julián!
A virtual conversation with State Representative James Talarico and Secretary Julián Castro to discuss the state of our country, life in the Lone Star State, and the importance of flipping the Texas House in 2020. ($$)
- VIP Reception from 4:30-5:00 pm
- General Event from 5:00-6:00 pm
Your moment of Zen
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