Join the Global Climate Strike!
This Friday, September 20, be a part of the global strike to demand action on the climate crisis. Walk out from your school, place of work, or even your own home and join us at the Texas State Capitol. We are demanding government action to tackle the root of the climate crisis.
9 a.m. Walk out of schools and workplaces
12 p.m. Meet at Capitol for rally, speakers, activities, and networking
4 p.m. Clean up!
Tell Your Reps to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh never should have become a Supreme Court Justice. Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford’s testimony should have been damning. Instead, thanks to corrupt senators like John Cornyn, Kavanaugh sits on the bench of the highest court. Now, two New York Times reporters have uncovered new corroborated evidence of Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct against Deborah Ramirez.
Enough is enough. Impeachment begins in the House. Let your House rep know that now is the time to undo the historical mistake that is Brett Kavanaugh.
2020 is coming
Who’s going to defeat John Cornyn?
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows that MJ Hegar leads the pack of Democratic primary challengers to John Cornyn’s senate seat—but that most primary voters (66%) don’t know the candidates well enough to make a decision. With just 24 weeks until the Super Tuesday primary, let’s all make an effort to know who’s running.
Volunteer! Donate! Amplify!
- Chris Bell, former Member of Congress and Houston City Council
- Michael Cooper, pastor, community organizer and former candidate for lieutenant governor
- Amanda Edwards, an at-large Houston City Council member
- MJ Hegar, an Air Force veteran and former TX31 congressional candidate
- Sema Hernandez, a Houston area human rights activist and DSA member, who ran against Beto O’Rourke in the 2018 Democratic senate primary
- Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, founder of Jolt Texas
- Adrian Ocegueda, former gubernatorial candidate
- Royce West, Texas state senator
Monday, September 16
XR MedMob, a Worldwide Meditation
7 p.m. at Lamar Pedestrian Bridge
This will be the Monday after the full moon weekend, the harvest moon, closest full moon to the fall equinox. In meditating together we hope to embrace our empathy for all living things, to come together in love and peace in a world that is incredibly chaotic. You are not alone. Your actions matter. Your voice matters. Your heart matters. View on Facebook.
Wednesday, September 18
1 p.m at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St.
Hosted by Grassroots Leadership, Undoing White Supremacy Austin, Austin DSA and other groups.
After facing continuous anti-homeless backlash since their vote to decriminalize homelessness in June, some council members are proposing new revisions to the city’s No Camping and No Sit/No Lie ordinances that would largely undo the progress we made and even expand criminalization of homelessness beyond the original laws.
WE CANNOT GO BACK to allowing police to ticket, arrest and shuffle around people in our community who are forced to live on the streets. We have to move forward and focus on #HomesNotHandcuffs.
Friday, September 20
Austin Climate Strike
Friday, Sept. 20th, Noon-4pm at the Texas Capitol
Organized by the Austin Climate Coalition and kicks off a week of a global week of action. View Facebook event.
More information on the 9/20 Strike at Austin Climate Coalition’s website
Tuesday September 24
National Voter Registration Day
Upcoming: Nov. 2—Dance for Freedom
To benefit the Austin Sanctuary Network in support of our immigrant friends, Hilda, Ivan, and Alirio who are in sanctuary at two Austin churches. Proceeds will go to help in their fight for freedom!
Your Moment of Zen
“Difficulties strengthen the mind as labour does the body.”
Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher (4BC-66AD.) pic.twitter.com/7tnxzWbX48
— Dick King-Smith HQ (@DickKingSmith) September 10, 2019