For the part the 21st district has been spared the worst of Hurricane Harvey, but our fellow Texans in Houston and the Gulf coast have not. Harvey has dumped an unprecedented amount of rain on those areas, and it will take them years to recover. Here is a list of ways you can help.
In Congressional news, the August recess is coming to an end, and it’s time for us to start hitting the phones again!
Lamar Smith – DC: 202-225-4236
San Antonio: 210-821-5024
Ted Cruz – DC: (202) 224-5922
Austin: (512) 916-5834
San Antonio: 210-340-2885
John Cornyn – DC: (202) 224-2934
Austin: (512) 469-6034
San Antonio: 210-224-7485
Houston: (713) 572-3337
Monday, August 28, 2017
As Harvey was barreling toward the Texas coast on Friday, Trump wished us “good luck” and then pardoned Joe Arpaio. While not unexpected, this pardon is still shocking, for a number of reasons. This pardon is a catastrophic violation of democratic norms. There must be consequences to this action, and your reps are the only ones who can impose those consequences.
Call Lamar Smith, John Cornyn, and Ted Cruz and ask them to speak out and condemn this violation of the rule of law.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Defend DACA. Donald Trump is targeting young immigrants again with rumors of an end to the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Stand with immigrants by telling Lamar Smith, John Cornyn, and Ted Cruz to condemn Trump for his threats, and ask them to sign on to the DREAM Act.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Transgender Military Ban. Tell Lamar Smith, John Cornyn, and Ted Cruz to speak out against Trump’s transgender troops ban. Check out Indivisible’s tweet storm here and challenge our members of Congress to speak out against this discriminatory and dangerous ban
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. San Antonio: Town Hall with Rep. Joaquin Castro
Please join Rep. Castro for a Town Hall in San Antonio at 6:30 p.m. at Burbank High School. All are welcome.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Last week, Trump announced an escalation in Afghanistan, America’s longest war in history. This decision will lead to more death and destruction, and Congress needs to stop it. Call Lamar Smith, John Cornyn, and Ted Cruz and demand that they oppose this unnecessary and dangerous escalation.
Friday, September 1, 2017
12 to 2 p.m. Statewide Strike & Youth Rally Against Hate
Texas State Capitol
From the organizers: SB4 opens the door for extremists to target immigrants and all people who look or speak differently. We can’t let that happen, and we won’t. That’s why we are calling for a Statewide Strike to protest SB4 on Friday, September 1, the day the law goes into effect. The same day, students will gather at the Texas State Capitol for a Youth Rally Against Hate to raise their voices with communities across Texas to say Basta SB4! Basta Texas!
Saturday, September 2, 2017
11 a.m to 3 p.m. Basta Texas: Unity March and Concert Against Hate and White Supremacy
Our friends at Indivisible Austin are proud to cohost the Basta March and Concert at the Texas State Capitol.
From the organizers: We’re bringing together Texas’ diverse communities of color with a free concert and march to show lawmakers that we are powerful, that we are united, and that we will fight against SB4 and all attacks on our community. The March is three days ahead of the deadline given to the federal government to end the renewal of DACA. If the program is renewed, the Attorney General from 10 states have threatened to sue the Trump administration.