Support Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, who was detained and harassed after a campaign event
On Saturday, Council Member Jimmy Flannigan—who’s in the December 15 runoff election—was blocked from leaving his campaign event by a maskless, screaming man. Annie Hartnett spoke to Flannigan the next day and has this dispatch about the intimidation that took place—most of which was caught on video.
Jimmy Flannigan and Alison Alter need your help!
The December 15 runoff elections include two City Council seats—held by Jimmy Flannigan and Alison Alter. There is always a massive dropoff in voter turnout between general elections and runoffs, which allows a very small group of people to determine the outcome. It is imperative that voters in Districts 6 & 10 show up to vote, and that the rest of us support the incumbents in every way we can.
Learn About the Lege
From Indivisible TX Lege
Were you appalled by the voting rights suppression that Texans faced during this election? Worried that the new Federal Supreme Court Justice will tip the scales to reverse Roe v. Wade? Frustrated that Texas is one of the last states to expand Medicaid? Public ed, criminal justice reform, marajuana legalization – our state government can pass laws that address all of these things and more. Understanding how the legislature gets work done is instrumental if you want to influence it. We’ve developed a Virtual Texas Tour training to help you learn what you need to know. We can squeeze the content into 30 minutes, and ideally could fill 2 hours or more.
Email us: Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if your group wants to schedule a Virtual Texas Tour
Tell Governor Greg Abbott to demand the resignation of Attorney General Ken Paxton
From the Lone Star Project:
Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted for fraud and is now is being investigated by the FBI for bribery. His own staff has said he is abusing his power. Add your name to the list and we’ll send the message to Greg Abbott: demand the resignation of the most corrupt Attorney General in Texas history.
Actions from the national Indivisible Project:
- Showing 2020 the Door
- Why We Need a Progressive Voting Block
- How we Build a Progressive Biden Administration
- House Rules that Need Changing
- And our very first Biden administration Call To Action here.
Friday, December 4
Legislative Update on Redistricting and Testimony Refresher
12 p.m. Join Stephanie Swanson, LWVTX’s Redistricting Issue Chair, and Joaquin Gonzalez, Staff Attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, for an update on what’s happening on redistricting in Texas and what to expect in the upcoming session of the Texas legislature.
December 8 & 10
Fair Maps Texas: Virtual Public Input Hearings
The purpose of these hearings is to solicit public input about a region’s unique geographic and demographic characteristics from those residents most familiar with their own neighborhoods as well as ways to improve the upcoming redistricting process. This testimony is meant to provide context to the 2020 Census data and assists the Legislature when it draws district boundaries, so that district lines are drawn to keep your community whole and grouped with nearby communities with similar interests.
Everyone in the state is invited to participate during both hearings.
Local State Legislators will be invited to attend.
Your moment of Zen
The otterneys holding it down in small clams court pic.twitter.com/8tH47UPEIf
— Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) November 20, 2020