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Be an (early) Texas voter!

Be A Texas Voter

Polls are open for early voting through Friday, Feb. 28. Election Day is Tuesday, March 3.

Use the resources below to build your ballot. Remember: You can bring paper notes, just not your phone, into the polling station!

Polling locations

Endorsements

More election resources

Fire John Cornyn!

Watch last week’s Senate debate and pick your fave…

John Cornyn Bets Big on Trump (Texas Observer)

How are the top Democratic U.S. Senate candidates in Texas different? We asked them 11 questions to find out. (Texas Tribune)

Watch interviews with five Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 (Texas Tribune)

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Debates, endorsements, poll locations—everything you need to know about the 2020 Texas primary elections | Take Action Newsletter

Take Action

Vote early in the Texas primary

Be A Texas Voter

Early voting begins Tuesday, February 18 and ends Friday, February 28. Use the resources below to build your ballot. Remember: You can bring paper notes, just not your phone, into the polling station!

Polling locations

Endorsements

More election resources


Fire John Cornyn!

Feb. 18: Senate primary debate (KVUE)

How are the top Democratic U.S. Senate candidates in Texas different? We asked them 11 questions to find out. (Texas Tribune)

Watch interviews with five Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 (Texas Tribune)


Events

Sign up to be notified of Indivisible Austin GOTV volunteer opportunities

Tuesday, February 18

First day of early voting!

Senate Primary Debate

6:30 to 8 p.m. on KVUE

KVUE is hosting a debate the U.S. Senate Democratic candidates facing incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn in the upcoming election.

Eleven of the 12 Democrats have been confirmed to participate in the debate. The candidates are: Former U.S. Representative Chris Bell, Michael Cooper, Amanda Edwards, Jack Daniel Foster, Annie “Mama” Garcia, Victor Harris, MJ Hegar, Sema Hernandez, Adrian Ocegueda, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, and State Sen. Royce West.

Thursday, February 20

Meet Local Candidates Running In Texas’s Primaries At “Civic Farmer’s Market”

6 p.m. at Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street

Join GoodPolitics, KUT Austin, USTomorrow, the Austin Monitor, and MOVETexas (it’s quite the civic squad) as we get to know the people on our ballot.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Friday, February 21

TX-10 GOTV Postcard Party

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Black Walnut Cafe, 10817 Ranch Rd 2222. Hosted by Indivisible Rosedale Huddle.

Saturday, February 22

Drag Out The Vote

6 p.m. at Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado Street

Come out to see some amazing drag, get registered to vote, help raise funds, and learn more about Drag Out The Vote! This event is co-hosted by Planned Parenthood Texas Votes and MOVE Texas.

RSVP on Ticketbud. All proceeds from this event will benefit Drag Out The Vote’s work to get voters registered and to the polls.

Sunday, February 23

Consumerism and Climate Change Community Workshop

1 p.m. at Travis County Administration Building, 700 Lavaca Street

Join the City’s Office of Sustainability to give your input on consumption patterns in Austin and their consequences related to climate change and social justice.

RSVP on Eventbrite


Congress Critter of the Week: Roger Williams

Rep. Williams doesn’t know how questions work.


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It’s time for payback | Take Action Newsletter

Important Dates:

Feb. 18: Early Voting begins

Feb. 28: Early Voting ends

March 3: Election Day

Take Action

It’s time for payback: “Thank” John Cornyn for Trump’s Friday Night Massacre

Payback Project

In the Senate impeachment trial, irredeemable cowards John Cornyn and Ted Cruz voted to acquit Trump of wrongdoing—paving the way for retaliation and further abuses of power. The firing of House impeachment witnesses Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland—as well as that of Vindman’s brother—is likely just the beginning.

What can we do? We can call our venal senators—especially John Cornyn, who is on the 2020 ballot.

We can also get even with the Payback Project—the national Indivisible team’s plan to defeat John Cornyn and eight other senators.

Target Cornyn in newspaper ads

Sign up to text voters in target states


#BeATexasVoter in 2020

Sign up to be notified of Indivisible Austin GOTV volunteer opportunities

Be A Texas Voter

Primary election dates

  • Feb. 18: Early voting starts
  • Feb. 21: Last day to request a ballot to vote by mail
  • Feb. 28: Early voting ends
  • March 3: Election day

Endorsements

Austin Chronicle’s March 2020 Club Endorsements: Who’s backing whom in the Democratic primary?

Progress Texas: Certified Progressive 2020: Our list of Texas progressives running in flippable districts

Texas AFL-CIO COPE 2020 Endorsements

Other election resources

New! Senate primary debate on KVUE!

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

League of Women Voters Texas Primary Voting Guide (PDF)

Here’s your Texas 2020 March primary ballot (Texas Tribune)

Watch interviews with five Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 (Texas Tribune)


Events

Tuesday, February 11

Natural Systems Community Workshop

5:30 p.m. at Carver Library Auditorium, 1161 Angelina Street

Join the City’s Office of Sustainability to give your input on nature-based solutions to capture, store, and reduce carbon emissions in Austin.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Thursday, February 13

Transportation and Land Use Community Workshop

5:30 p.m. at Carver Library Auditorium, 1161 Angelina Street

Join the City’s Office of Sustainability to give your input on how to reduce the community carbon footprint of transportation and land use in Austin!

RSVP on Eventbrite

Tuesday, February 18

First day of early voting!

Senate Primary Debate

6:30 to 8 p.m. on KVUE

KVUE is hosting a debate the U.S. Senate Democratic candidates facing incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn in the upcoming election.

Eleven of the 12 Democrats have been confirmed to participate in the debate. The candidates are: Former U.S. Representative Chris Bell, Michael Cooper, Amanda Edwards, Jack Daniel Foster, Annie “Mama” Garcia, Victor Harris, MJ Hegar, Sema Hernandez, Adrian Ocegueda, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, and State Sen. Royce West.

Williamson County Candidate Meet and Greet

6 to 8 p.m. at Georgetown Public Library, Hewlett Room. Hosted by Wilco Indivisible.

Facebook event

Thursday, February 20

Party For The People: Candidate Happy Hour & Hang Out

6 p.m. at Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen, 807 East 4th Street.

Join GoodPolitics, KUT Austin, USTomorrow, the Austin Monitor, and MOVETexas as we get to know the people on our ballot.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Friday, February 21

TX-10 GOTV Postcard Party

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Black Walnut Cafe, 10817 Ranch Rd 2222. Hosted by Indivisible Rosedale Huddle.

Sunday, February 23

Consumerism and Climate Change Community Workshop

1 p.m. at Travis County Administration Building, 700 Lavaca Street

Join the City’s Office of Sustainability to give your input on consumption patterns in Austin and their consequences related to climate change and social justice.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Your moment of Zen

 

 

 

 

 

Tell Cornyn and Cruz: Acquittal erodes Democracy | Take Action Newsletter

Important Dates:

Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote in the primary

Feb. 18-28: Early Voting

March 3: Election Day

Make sure you are eligible to vote.

Take Action

Vote on a newspaper ad to defeat John Cornyn

Payback Project

The Payback Project is a new campaign from the national Indivisible team targeting the GOP senators who voted for a coverup in the impeachment trial. One of their tactics is to take out a newspaper ad going after certain senators—including John Cornyn!

Tell the Indivisible Project to target Cornyn!

(After you vote you’ll be directed to an optional donation page. Indivisible Austin does not receive direct funding from the national Indivisible Project. If you prefer donating to your local group, you can do so here.)

Visit the Payback Project

Tell Cornyn and Cruz that their votes for acquittal will erode Democracy

If the impeachment trial goes as expected—acquittal without a single witness called—our senators will be responsible for a historical coverup. Their names will be in history books, listed among the enablers of our Democracy’s downfall. It’s time to call and let them know.

Cornyn:

(202) 224-2934

(512) 469-6034

Can’t get through? Find additional numbers

Cruz:

(202) 224-5922

(512) 916-5834

Can’t get through? Find additional numbers

Script by Celeste Pewter:

Cornyn / Cruz script on impeachment acquittal by Celeste Pewter

Find or organize a rally at rejectthecoverup.org


2020 is here

Sign up to be notified of Indivisible Austin GOTV volunteer opportunities

Primary election dates

  • Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the March primaries. Go to mapthe.vote to sign up to register voters in your neighborhood. You do not need to be a VDR: People will be mailed a voter registration form and STAMPED return envelope.
  • Feb. 18: Early voting starts.
  • Feb. 21: Last day to request a ballot to vote by mail in the primaries.
  • Feb. 28: Early voting ends.
  • March 3: Election day.

Add Texas 2020 election dates to your calendar (Texas Tribune)

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

U.S. Senate

Here are some of the candidates running to defeat John Cornyn:

Watch interviews with five Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 (Texas Tribune)

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates

In TX21? Find out more about Chip Roy!

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House


Let’s talk about the climate crisis…and the Super Bowl

We hope the team of your choice was victorious! (Go KC?) The city in which the big game was played is sinking into the sea.

Miami Beach

Read: Not to Ruin the Super Bowl, but the Sea Is Consuming Miami (Wired)


Events

Sign up to be notified of Indivisible Austin GOTV volunteer opportunities

Monday, February 3

Last day to register to vote in the Texas primary.

Wednesday, February 5

Nationwide “Reject the Coverup” rallies at 5:30 p.m local time

Wednesday, February 5th at 5:30pm, hundreds of thousands of Americans will mobilize with a simple demand: Reject The Coverup

Find or organize a rally at rejectthecoverup.org

Friday, February 7

TX-10 GOTV Postcard Party

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Brentwood Social House, 1601 W Koenig Ln. Hosted by Indivisible Rosedale Huddle.

Tuesday, February 18

First day of early voting!

Thursday, February 20

Party For The People: Candidate Happy Hour & Hang Out

6 p.m. at Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen, 807 East 4th Street.

Join GoodPolitics, KUT Austin, USTomorrow, the Austin Monitor, and MOVETexas as we get to know the people on our ballot.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Friday, February 21

TX-10 GOTV Postcard Party

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Black Walnut Cafe, 10817 Ranch Rd 2222. Hosted by Indivisible Rosedale Huddle.


Your moment of Zen

Make a plan to vote in the Texas primary elections | Take Action Newsletter

Important Dates:

Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote in the primary

Feb. 18-28: Early Voting

March 3: Election Day

Make sure you are eligible to vote.

Take Action

Make a plan to vote in the Texas primary elections

“One minute they seem like normal human beings, the next they’ve grown horns.”

—from Eugène Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” (1959), a play about the rise of fascism

After more than three years of watching our elected representatives prostrate themselves to Donald Trump, we are unsurprised at their embarrassing behavior during the impeachment proceedings and Senate trial. John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Michael McCaul, Bill Flores, Chip Roy, Roger Williams, John Carter—all are irredeemable cowards. Our best shot at saving Democracy is to vote them out of office.

Voting in Texas on Super Tuesday: Everything you need to know (Texas Tribune)

Visit our 2020 Election Resource page

Remind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate 

See blockwalking and other GOTV opportunities in the Events section below!


2020 is here

Be A Texas Voter

Primary election dates

  • Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the March primaries. Go to mapthe.vote to sign up to register voters in your neighborhood. You do not need to be a VDR: People will be mailed a voter registration form and STAMPED return envelope.
  • Feb. 18: Early voting starts.
  • Feb. 21: Last day to request a ballot to vote by mail in the primaries.
  • Feb. 28: Early voting ends.
  • March 3: Election day.

Add Texas 2020 election dates to your calendar (Texas Tribune)

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House

Support Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the Jan. 28 special election runoff in HD-28

U.S. Senate

Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. Here are some of the candidates running:

Watch interviews with five Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 (Texas Tribune)

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates

In TX21? Find out more about Chip Roy!


Events

Monday, Jan 27

Come meet candidate for US Senate Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez!

7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church-Austin, 6100 Berkman Dr.

Hosted by Indivisible TX-25 East

This is an excellent opportunity to talk one-on-one with one of the candidates running against John Cornyn to represent Texas in the US Senate.

Facebook event 

Candidate website: cristinafortexas.com

Saturday, Feb. 1

Block Walking at Riverside!!

Meet at 10:30 a.m. at 608 W 22nd St.

In collaboration with UT’s MOVE TX and TX RISING chapters, JOLT is hosting block walking events every Saturday until the primaries!! Come spread the message about the importance of voting, registering voters, and promoting to go early voting!

We are focusing on reaching out to lower income, Latino/a/x, black and brown communities in Austin, so if you are a Spanish speaker or fall under this demographic, we would love for you to help us out!

Facebook event

Sunday, February 2

Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly

1 p.m. at Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Ln.

The Jewish community in Austin is already deeply and passionately committed to support and advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the Jews for Refugees Assembly will amplify these existing efforts by bringing the community together to raise a strong, collective, moral, and Jewish voice in support of refugees and asylum seekers

RSVP for the Assembly

Your moment of Zen

Keep Texas Open to Refugees | Take Action Newsletter

Take Action

From Indivisible TXLEGE:

Call Governor Greg Abbott at 512-463-2000 to keep Texas open to refugees

Greg Abbott

Last week, Governor Abbott announced that Texas would opt out of accepting refugees. Since then, a court has blocked the decision, thankfully, but we still need to make it loud and clear that Texas welcomes refugees.

For more: Texas Tribune: Gov Greg Abbott may be unable to ban Refugees

Say: “Hi, I’m a Texan and constituent of Governor Greg Abbott, and I was appalled to hear that he hopes to block refugees from resettling in Texas. Texas is a large and wealthy state that has been only made stronger by the refugee families who have resettled here. I’d also like to remind the Governor that Texas is a friendly state, and he will face a tough reelection in 2022 if he continues to push hateful policies that hurt people. My zip code is _____.”

Follow Indivisible TXLEGE on Facebook or Twitter

Join the Feb. 2 Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly

Demand Cruz and Cornyn support a fair and open impeachment trial

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn

Remind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate to fully hear the evidence and hold Trump accountable for his actions. If they don’t, they’ll become accomplices in Donald Trump’s coverup.

Write a letter to John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Get connected to your senators now


2020 is here

Be A Texas Voter

Primary election dates

  • Feb. 3: Last day to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the March primaries. Go to mapthe.vote to sign up to register voters in your neighborhood. You do not need to be a VDR: People will be mailed a voter registration form and STAMPED return envelope.
  • Feb. 18: Early voting starts.
  • Feb. 21: Last day to request a ballot to vote by mail in the primaries.
  • Feb. 28: Early voting ends.
  • March 3: Election day.

Add Texas 2020 election dates to your calendar (Texas Tribune)

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House

Support Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the Jan. 28 special election runoff in HD-28

U.S. Senate

Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. Here are some of the candidates running:

Watch Indivisible Houston’s candidate forum

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates


Events

Saturday, January 25

TX17 Candidate Forum – Livestream

6:30 to 9 p.m.

KBTX will host back-to-back candidate forums broadcast live simultaneously on KBTX and Waco’s KWTX-TV and streamed on the stations’ websites and social media pages. Democratic candidates will be featured from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 25, followed immediately by the Republican forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

It’s also worth checking out this article (from a conservative “news” source) about the last time the TX17 GOP candidates participated in a forum.

The two things the bevy of candidates had most in common were A) support for the president and B) support for his decision to kill Soleimani.

When asked what the biggest threat to America was, Vessali, Rowin, Sutton, and Kent all stated some form of “the left,” “progressives,” or “socialism.” Bland and Hindman pointed to the border. Swann and McReynolds said China. And Saucedo stated, “The Deep State.”

NOTE: In 2018, Indivisible Austin endorsed Rick Kennedy in the general election; he is running again in 2020.

Visit kbtx.com for the livestream

Monday, January 27

Meet Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, candidate for US Senate

7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Dr. Hosted by TX25 East Indivisible.

Come meet candidate for US Senate Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez!

This is an excellent opportunity to talk one-on-one with one of the candidates running against John Cornyn to represent Texas in the US Senate.

View Facebook event

Sunday, February 2

Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly

1 p.m. at Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Ln.

The Jewish community in Austin is already deeply and passionately committed to support and advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the Jews for Refugees Assembly will amplify these existing efforts by bringing the community together to raise a strong, collective, moral, and Jewish voice in support of refugees and asylum seekers

RSVP for the Assembly


Your Moment of Zen

Sign up to volunteer to turn Texas blue

 

Letter from Australia; Who is Chip Roy? 2020 Texas election resources | Take Action Newsletter

Climate Crisis

EXCLUSIVE: Australian Bushfires Highlight Political Failures to Consider Climate Change

The bushfires currently decimating large swaths of Australia, a country the size of the continental US, were both foreseeable and largely preventable. However, failure to effectively consider climate change impacts and adaptation, coupled with some misguided land management practices, have led Australia to the current catastrophe. This will have long-term impacts on politics, the economy, sustainability and entire communities.

Australia brushfires

Photo: Charlie Emery, General Manager of Soilco

Read more in this exclusive post by Russ Martin, an American environmental expert living in New South Wales, Australia


Take Action

Demand Cruz and Cornyn support a fair and open impeachment trial

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn

Remind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate to fully hear the evidence and hold Trump accountable for his actions. If they don’t, they’ll become accomplices in Donald Trump’s coverup.

Write a letter to John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Get connected to your senators now

Write Your Reps!

In addition to calling, emails are an effective way to reach your elected representatives. Another alternative is Resistbot, which allows you to contact your reps via text message, Twitter, or Facebook Messenger—it’s fun!

Recent letter campaigns:

No War with Iran

Demand your Senators support a fair and open impeachment trial

Tell Greg Abbott: Call a special session to #DoSomething about gun violence in Texas

Dear John Cornyn: Your failure to act on the climate crisis is a dereliction of duty

Tell Your Senators We Need Stronger Gun Laws Now


2020 is here

Add Texas 2020 election dates to your calendar (Texas Tribune)

Monday, February 3 is the last day to register to vote in the March 3 primary. Make sure you are eligible to vote.

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House

Support Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the Jan. 28 special election runoff in HD-28

U.S. Senate

Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. Here are some of the candidates running:

Watch Indivisible Houston’s candidate forum

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates


Congress Critter of the Week: Who Is Chip Roy?

Hey, we’re just asking questions. But who is Chip Roy, TX21’s representative in the U.S. Congress? Who is he… really?

who is chip roy?

Find out more at whoischiproy.com

RSVP for the TX21 candidate forum on January 18


Events

Tuesday, January 14

CD 17 Congressional GOP Candidates Forum

6 to 9 p.m. at Smitty K’s, 12601 SH 30, College Station, TX 77845

Grassroots Victory 2020 for CD-17 invites you to “Get to know the CD 17 GOP Congressional Candidates” in this Q&A forum. Currently 8 of the 12 GOP candidates are scheduled to attend.

Facebook event

Saturday, January 18

Women’s March ATX: Rally at the Capitol

The Women’s March ATX – Rally at Texas Capitol will be on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  We will gather on the south steps at the Capitol Building for a rally 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

More information at www.womensmarchontexascapitol.org

Sign up to volunteer

TX21 candidate forum

6:30 p.m. at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, 2200 South Interstate 35 Frontage Road

Please join TX-21 Indivisible for an Austin-area Congressional Candidate Forum! Invited candidates: Wendy Davis, Jennie Lou Leeder, Chip Roy. Confirmed candidates as of January 7, 2020 are Wendy Davis and Jennie Lou Leeder.

This will be a moderated forum with questions submitted by audience members before the event (with this invite RSVP, at sign in, and in a final Q&A session, time permitting).

RSVP for the candidate forum

Monday, January 20

MLK Community March

The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multiculturalism in our city. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus.

At the conclusion of the program at the MLK Statue, we will march to the south steps of the Capitol for a rally.

After the Capitol program, the march will proceed to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned.

More information at mlkcelebration.com


Your Moment of Zen


Volunteer with Indivisible Austin

Be A Texas VoterAs we gear up for 2020, we’ll need all hands on deck. Sign up here to be notified of regular get-out-the-vote meetups and other volunteer opportunities. Feel free to indicate whether you have special skills or interests. Everyone is welcome!

Get involved

No War with Iran | Take Action Newsletter

Take Action

No War with Iran

(talking points by Celeste Pewter)

Without consulting Congress—other than golfing buddy Lindsey Graham—Trump directed the US airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of the most powerful officials in Iran and the architect of Tehran’s terrorist campaigns around the region.

Soleimani was a bad actor, and not a friend of the United States.

But with that in mind, here’s why this matters (and points we should respond to):

  1. The Trump Administration didn’t seek Congressional approval for this,
  2. The Administration clearly have no strategy for the likelihood of blowback,
  3. They likely don’t have a game plan for what happens when Iran gets their proxies to take actions on their behalf,
  4. Trump has a track record of erratic behavior, and taking chaotic actions against Iran, (anyone remember the pullback in June?)
  5. We have a decimated State Department, who would be necessary right now to help negotiate this situation, as well as a chaotic NSC,
  6. There will likely be widespread chaos in the region.

Next steps:

  1. Demand our electeds get an answer for why the administration undertook this without Congressional authorization,
  2. Demand our electeds get access to the legal justification for the assassination,
  3. Demand the Gang of 8 be briefed,
  4. Make sure our troops/embassies get the support, protection and resources they need,
  5. Have electeds determine next steps, including reiterating no war with Iran w/out Congressional approval.

Send a letter to your reps 

Call your reps

WATCH: Frontline documentary on Iran and Saudi Arabia

On Twitter:

Demand Cruz and Cornyn support a fair and open impeachment trial

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn

As Trump warmongers in the Middle East, let’s not overlook the stunning new information from the Mueller Report and about his withholding of funds from Ukraine.

Remind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate to fully hear the evidence and hold Trump accountable for his actions. If they don’t, they’ll become accomplices in Donald Trump’s coverup.

Write a letter to John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Get connected to your senators now


Climate Crisis

3D rendering of Australia brush fires

Australia Brushfires: How You Can Help (NSW Rural Fire Service)

There are a number of funds which have been established to support those affected by the bush fires. These include:

READ: Five Times the Effects of Climate Change Loomed Over Texas in 2019  (Texas Observer)

Next Week: An Indivisible Austin exclusive dispatch from Australia


Let’s make change happen in 2020

Monday, February 3 is the last day to register to vote in the March 3 primary. Make sure you are eligible to vote.

Visit our 2020 Election Resources page

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House

U.S. Senate

Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. Here are some of the candidates running:

Watch Indivisible Houston’s candidate forum

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates


Events

Monday, January 13

Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

The American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas cordially invites you to Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues. This national nonpartisan event will take place on January 13, 2020 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

RSVP by January 6

Tuesday, January 14

CD 17 Congressional GOP Candidates Forum

6 to 9 p.m. at Smitty K’s, 12601 SH 30, College Station, TX 77845

Grassroots Victory 2020 for CD-17 invites you to “Get to know the CD 17 GOP Congressional Candidates” in this Q&A forum. Currently 8 of the 12 GOP candidates are scheduled to attend.

Facebook event

Saturday, January 18

Women’s March ATX: Rally at the Capitol

The Women’s March ATX – Rally at Texas Capitol will be on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  We will gather on the south steps at the Capitol Building for a rally 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

More information at www.womensmarchontexascapitol.org

Sign up to volunteer

Your Moment of Zen

Demand Cruz and Cornyn support a fair and open impeachment trial; Let’s make change happen in 2020 | Take Action Newsletter

Take Action

Demand Cruz and Cornyn support a fair and open impeachment trial

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn

Remind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution and demand they support a fair and open trial in the Senate to fully hear the evidence and hold Trump accountable for his actions. If they don’t, they’ll become accomplices in Donald Trump’s coverup.

Write a letter to John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Get connected to your senators now


Let’s make change happen in 2020

At Indivisible Austin, we work tirelessly to celebrate, protect, and expand democracy and human rights to drive justice, equity, and inclusion.

As we head into 2020, we have BIG plans for helping to uplift democratic norms and values.  With your help, we can work even harder to ensure we are successful! Please join us in our efforts by making a gift before December 31!

We have nine weeks until the Texas primary on Tuesday, March 3. Now is the time to mobilize: Get to know the candidates, and then volunteer and donate.

U.S. Senate

Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat.

Texas Senate Issue Forum #IndTXForum

Support Indivisible Houston at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisiblehouston #IndTXForum

Posted by Indivisible Houston on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Learn more about the candidates

Watch the candidate forum

U.S. Congress

There are competitive races in all of our districts that have Republican incumbents. Several of the candidates that Indivisible Austin endorsed in the 2018 general election—Mike Siegel, Rick Kennedy, and Julie Oliver—are running again in 2020.

Get to know the candidates

Texas House

In 2018, 17 State House Republicans won by less than 10 points. Eight of those won by less than five points. Beto won in nine of those districts, and in all but one of the counties where these districts live.

Get involved to flip the Texas House


Events

Saturday, January 4

Wells Branch Candidate Forum

1 p.m. at Wells Branch Recreation Center, 3000 Shoreline Dr.

Rick Kennedy

Wells Branch Democrats host TX17 candidate Rick Kennedy and TX House Rep. James Talarico.

Facebook event

Monday, January 13

Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

The American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas cordially invites you to Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues. This national nonpartisan event will take place on January 13, 2020 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

RSVP by January 6


Your Moment of Zen

 

Rally in Austin to impeach Donald Trump | Take Action Newsletter

Take Action

Attend the Austin impeachment rallies on Tuesday, December 17

IMPEACH AND REMOVE

Join this historic nationwide mobilization on the eve of Trump’s impeachment vote. Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to our lawmakers that their constituents are behind them to defend the Constitution—and that Trump has left them no alternative to uphold their oath of office but to support impeachment and removal.

Attend one or both Austin rallies to impeach Donald Trump—because nobody is above the law.

If you cannot attend:

Ask your reps #OneSimpleQuestion: “Do you think it’s OK to ask a foreign power to interfere in our elections?”

Send a letter to Cornyn, Cruz, and your Congressman asking this #OneSimpleQuestion


2020 is Coming

Watch the Texas Senate Issue Forum

Last week, Indivisible Houston, Indivisible Katy Huddle, and the national Indivisible team hosted an issue forum with seven of the Democratic candidates running for John Cornyn’s senate seat. The forum was moderated by the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek, who has a write-up here.

Texas Senate Issue Forum #IndTXForum

Support Indivisible Houston at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisiblehouston #IndTXForum

Posted by Indivisible Houston on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Watch the video from Indivisible Houston

Take the pledge to fire John Cornyn


Events

Tuesday, December 17

“Nobody is Above the Law” — Impeachment rallies in Austin

Upcoming: January 13, 2020

Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

The American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas cordially invites you to Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues. This national nonpartisan event will take place on January 13, 2020 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

RSVP by January 6


Your Moment of Zen