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Who’s running against Chip Roy and the Trump Agenda?

Anyone interested in running against Chip Roy for the 21st Congressional seat in Texas has until December 9 of this year (2019) to file as a candidate. The Texas Primary Election, where each political party chooses a single candidate to advance to the General Election, will be held on March 3rd, 2020. The General Election, where we choose who will hold the office, will be held on November 3, 2020.

(In Texas, you can vote ahead of those dates as well! Generally, early voting begins the 17th day before Election Day and ends the 4th day before Election Day.)

So what options will TX-21 voters have as they seek a better alternative to Chip Roy? To date, the following candidates have filed, and begun submitting documentation of their campaign fundraising with the Federal Elections Commission:

Jennie Lou Leeder – Democrat
Michael Felts – Independent UPDATE: On August 24th, Mr. Felts informed Texas-21 Indivisible that he is withdrawing as a candidate in the House race.
Bruce Boville – Democrat
Wendy Davis – Democrat

You can track each candidate’s fundraising, and download searchable FEC reports showing where their donations come from, right here. Reports are filed quarterly. The next report, covering funds raised in July, August, and September, should become available early in October.

Mark your calendars for March 3, 2020!

Letters to Chip, 10/9/19: Defend the Constitution

October 9, 2019

Dear Rep. Roy,

The President of the United States, and the leader of your party, has now twice, on live television, asked foreign countries to interfere in the U.S. electoral process and aid his campaign for re-election. He has unilaterally betrayed our allies the Kurds in Syria, to the dismay of our own armed forces. His tweets and other public statements are increasingly deranged and detached from reality. He is manifestly unfit for public office, and if you cannot see this, you are too.

If you do recognize his dysfunction, and still support him, you are unfit to live in a civilized society.

You took an oath to protect the Constitution. That is far and away the most important part of the job you are being paid to do. If you fail to speak out publicly in this moment, and support the removal of this dangerous, corrupt president, you will take your place among those forever condemned in the history of our nation as enemies of democracy.

Letters to Chip, 10/9/19: Town hall

October 9, 2019

Congressman Roy:

I am calling on you once again to have a town hall in Austin. we hre at Indivisible have been misrepresented by some of your supporters as opposing your town halls in places like Bandera, where you are holding a town hall tonight. On the contrary, we think it’s wonderful that you are so supportive of your constituents in places that some politicians might think are too out-of-the-way to be counted. However, we in Austin are also your constituents, and we too deserve a town hall, a real one, not one held in a political safe haven like the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a place where some of your constituents might not be comfortable going simply because of who they are. No, we need a real town hall, one slathered in barbecue sauce or salsa, one that can be reached by public transportation, one like the ones you are having in other places, a town hall held in a public forum instead of the headquarters of a partisan think tank. If you are indeed running for office, or even if you are not, give us a town hall.

Letters to Chip, 10/9/19: Impeachment

October 9, 2019

Rep. Roy,

As per the attached letter from Ellen L. Weintraub, Chair of the Federal Election Commission, your President has violated the law and the U.S. Constitution, and as such, impeachment and conviction are both demanded.

If you fail to support impeachment, it will be proof that you are not a defender of the Constitution, the proponent of the rule of law or the patriot that you constantly make yourself out to be.

Rest assured, your patriotic progressive constituents will work tirelessly to see you defeated on November 3, 2020 for not standing up for what is right, good, and decent about America.

Impeachment Rally at Sen. John Cornyn’s Austin Office, 10/14/19

Before the Congressional recess ends, let’s make sure John Cornyn knows that Texans won’t stand for Senate stonewalling. We want the House’s impeachment efforts to be taken seriously, and we expect the Senate to act responsibly and remove Trump from office once his crimes are fully documented by impeachment hearings. Bring signs and gather on the sidewalk outside the building entrance. Small group visits to the Senator’s office upstairs may be possible, depending on staff.

Where: Sen. Cornyn’s Austin Office
221 W 6th St (Chase Tower)
Austin, TX 78701
When: Monday, October 14, 12:00 PM

RSVP at https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-impeachment-august/148522

9/25/19: Austin meet-and-greet with Dem Candidate Jennie Lou Leeder

As we move toward the filing deadline for the 2020 Cogressional race, we’re working to connect voters in TX-21 with all the candidates who oppose the Trump agenda. Next Wednesday, September 25, we’re pleased to host Democratic primary candidate Jennie Lou Leeder. Please join us 10:30 a.m. at Curra’s Grill, 614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704. Jennie Lou will be listening to our concerns, answering our questions, and sharing her vision for leading TX-21 into the post-Trump future.

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Before we head to Curra’s, we’ll convene at Rep. Roy’s Austin office, as we do most Wednesdays, to present letters to his staff and voice our concern over his most recent instances of poor leadership. All TX-21 residents are welcome to join us:

Chip Roy Office Visit
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 25
5900 Southwest Parkway, Bldg 2 Suite 201a
AustinTX 78735
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