What we do with our time now
We’ve been doom-scrolling the news just like everyone else, seeking updates on Trump’s health and on which public figure is the latest to contract Covid-19. Our own senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, were seated next to Sen. Mike Lee at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting last Thursday, and on Friday Sen. Lee announced that he too was sick. We’re writing this on Sunday morning, and by the time you read it, more jaw-dropping news will have broken.
The next few weeks require focus like never before. Everything we have been fighting for since November 2016 is on the line. What we do with our time now will determine the outcome of the election. What we do with our time now is the difference between an imperfect Democracy or a hateful, corrupt, Trump family regime that will crush dissent. It’s the difference between hope and fear.
This pep talk is as much for ourselves as it is for you. Let’s use our time well.
Monday: Last day to register to vote!
Monday, October 5 is the LAST DAY to register to vote in Texas. We know from experience that voters in Texas can be unknowingly purged from the rolls. Take a minute to confirm your registration. Poder Austin and other orgs will be conducting drive-through voter registration.
Tweet important voting dates – help spread the word!
Start making your early voting plan at VoteTravis.com
Tell Greg Abbott: Stop Suppressing Voters
President Trump is hospitalized with COVID-19. At least three Senators have also contracted the virus—including Mike Lee, who was seated between John Cornyn and Ted Cruz at last Thursday’s Judiciary Committee meeting.
Yet here in Austin, Gov. Greg Abbott continues to do his damndest to suppress votes and risk Texans’ lives.
On October 1, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order allowing Texas counties no more than one drop-off location for voters casting absentee ballots. This reduced the number of drop-off locations in Harris County (pop. 2.4 million) from 12 to one, and the number in Travis County (pop. 1.2 million) from four to one.
Harris and Travis county are—naturally—Democratic strongholds.
Also: CALL Abbott at (512) 463-2000 and demand that KEN PAXTON RESIGN.
Give, give, give
We’re entering the final weeks before early voting and Election Day. This is what we have been working toward for four years. Grassroots candidates are fighting against incumbents with massive war chests and dark money support. Dig deep so we can flip the Senate, pick up US House seats and flip the Texas House!
Monday, October 5
Last day to register to vote in the November election.
Friday, October 9
MJ Hegar and John Cornyn DEBATE!
The debate the rivals have agreed to will air Friday Oct. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m., broadcast live from the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.
Your moment of Zen
This month we're sending 13,000 postcards to voters in Texas swing districts. One of our mighty volunteers just completed a batch. This is what Democracy looks like. pic.twitter.com/29v21WM9ND
— Indivisible Austin (@indivisibleATX) October 4, 2020