TX21 Indivisible Actions This Week

1) Keep the Heat on Trump’s Divisive Cabinet Nominees: Hearings for many of Trump’s cabinet nominees may have occurred last week, but the fight is far from over. Ethical scandals, financial conflicts, and outstanding questions plague many nominees. We’ve got to keep the heat on the disastrous nominees coming up this week:

  • Today, Monday, January 23rd: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet this afternoon to consider the nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. As long-time CEO of ExxonMobil, Tillerson flouted U.S. foreign policy and befriended anti-democratic leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin. Unsurprisingly he expressed skepticism about the dangers of climate change during his confirmation hearing.
    • Urge Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to oppose the confirmation of Rex Tillerson to Secretary of State.

2) Keep the Pressure On: Tell Congress to #ProtectOurCare. One of President Trump’s first acts in office was to sign an Executive Order that could threaten essential components of the Affordable Care Act. But to dismantle the ACA, Trump will need to get repeal legislation through Congress. Keep the pressure on our members of Congress! Tell Lamar Smith, Ted Cruz, and John Cornyn that we won’t stand by and let 30+ million people lose their healthcare — and that we expect that they won’t either.

Tuesday January 24th:  Meet with TX21 Indivisible members at Lamar’s Smiths offices in the entire district at 10am (Or at your own time if you cannot make it at 10am).

  • San Antonio office address is- 1100 NE Loop 410, Suite 640
  • Austin office address is- 2211 S. IH 35, Suite 106
  • Kerrville office address is- 301 Junction Hwy, Suite 346C

 

  • We will meet outside of his offices for pictures beforehand, and then go inside to meet with staffers.  Goal is to remind staff that we are watching, listening, and organizing.  We will be pushing back on appointee hearings, as well as voicing our support for the ACA
  • Please take notes, pictures, and/or video of your visits and email them to theresistancetx@gmail.com so they can be compiled into a district wide press release.

 

Tuesday January 24th: Meet with other TX21 Indivisible members at Ted Cruz’s offices at 11:30am

  • 9901 IH-10W,  Suite 950 San Antonio, TX 78230
  • 300 E 8th,  Suite 961  Austin, TX 78701
  • We will meet outside of his offices for pictures beforehand, and then go inside to meet with staffers.   Goal is to remind staff that we are watching, listening, and organizing.  We will be pushing back on appointee hearings, as well as voicing our support for the ACA
    • Please take notes, pictures, and/or video of your visits and email them to theresistancetx@gmail.com so they can be compiled into a district wide press release.

 

Tuesday January 24th: Meet with other TX21 Indivisible members at John Cornyn’s  offices at 1:00 pm

  • Chase Tower  221 West Sixth Street,  Suite 1530  Austin, TX 78701
  • 600 Navarro,  Suite 210  San Antonio, TX 78205
  • We will meet outside of his offices for pictures beforehand, and then go inside to meet with staffers.  Goal is to remind staff that we are watching, listening, and organizing.  We will be pushing back on appointee hearings, as well as voicing our support for the ACA
  • Please take notes, pictures, and/or video of your visits and email them to theresistancetx@gmail.com so they can be compiled into a district wide press release.

 

  • Tuesday January 24th: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Jeff Sessions, nominee for Attorney General. If confirmed, Sessions will be in charge of enforcing civil rights law and protections, despite having been rejected from a federal judgeship in 1986 after former colleagues testified about his history of racist remarks. Sessions has regularly opposed civil rights legislation and he has extreme anti-immigration views.
    • Urge Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to oppose the confirmation of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
  • Tuesday, January 24th: Confirmation hearings continue for Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Rep. Price is a radical conservative who wants to destroy the Affordable Care Act, eviscerate anti-poverty efforts, and undermine women’s health, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ rights. There are also unanswered ethical questions about profits Price has made trading health care stocks during his time in Congress where he worked on health care legislation.
    • Urge Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to oppose the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price for HHS Secretary.

3)  Wednesday, January 25th

  1.     DELAYED!  Trump’s controversial and unqualified nominee to be Secretary of Education, millionaire Betsy Devos, was supposed to get a vote on Tuesday the 24th.  But, in the wake of her poor performance in Congress last week, and release of a report on her ethical conflicts, Committee Chairman Grassley has delayed that vote until January 31st.
    • Let’s delay this permanently!  Urge our Senators to oppose the confirmation of Betsy Devos for Education Secretary.
  2. Thank you notes:  Don’t forget to drop a postcard, or letter in the mail today to thank those staffers that we met with during our office visits yesterday.  Remind those staffers that we support the ACA, we are against Trump’s cabinet picks, and that we demand that our members of Congress come home and face their constituency regarding these issues BEFORE they place their final votes.

4)  Thursday, January 26th

  1. Keep the pressure on:  Tell Lamar Smith, Ted Cruz, and John Cornyn to #ProtectOurCare .  One of President Trump’s first acts in office was to sign an Executive order that could threaten essential components of the Affordable Care Act.  But to dismantle the ACA, Trump will need to get repeal legislation through Congress.  Keep the pressure on our members of Congress.  Tell Lamar Smith, Ted Cruz, and John Cornyn that we won’t stand by and let 30+ million people lose their healthcare — and that we expect that they won’t either.

5)  Friday, January 27th

  1. LAMAR SMITH FRIDAY VISIT:  Meet up begins at 12:3opm.  This is a ‘come as you are’ visit.  Some have Friday’s off and we are hoping that folks that can’t make Tuesday’s can either a) take a lunch or b) have an early day on Friday. Let’s  Keep the pressure up!
    • Address is 1100 NE Loop 410, Suite 640
    • Arrive a few minutes early to take pictures of your group, and to plan out the details of our visit.
    • Take pictures, and notes.

 

 

 

Some content provided by the national Indivisible Guide Team.

 

 

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