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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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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!

2018 Mid-term endorsements

We are thrilled to announce our slate of TX21Indivisible-endorsed candidates! These candidates are all running in various parts of the 21st Congressional district, and these endorsements were voted on by our membership. Now we’re asking you to please support them! TX21Indivisible has always been more about the power of people on the ground, in their communities, than about money. In that spirit we strongly encourage you to pick one or two of these campaigns and volunteer with them in these last few weeks before the election. And, if you can, to donate – especially the down-ballot candidates have been working themselves to the bone to try to make a difference in these districts, and a few dollars can go a long way for them.

TX21Indivisible-endorsed 2018 candidates:

Handy Links For The TX21 Primary Runoff Election (Travis County)

We hope you can make it to our TX21Indivisible primary runoff candidate forum in Austin on Monday evening! Find the details and RSVP here, and arrive early to make sure you get a seat.

Early Voting Information For Primary Runoff Elections in Travis County

League of Women Voters of the Austin Area Voters Guide

Donate to TX21Indivisible

Links To Primary Runoff Candidates’ Sites:
Joseph Kopser (D) — https://kopserforcongress.com
Matt McCall (R) — http://votemattmccall.com
Chip Roy (R) — https://chiproy.com
Mary Wilson (D) — https://www.electmarywilson.com

Reaching out to Hispanic community in Kerrville

IMG_1276On April 11, the Hill Country TX21 Indivisible’s LatinX Outreach group presented its first Hispanic Role Model Learning Fair as part of the annual Dia de los Ninos event hosted by Schreiner University in Kerrville. The role model fair celebrated eight accomplished Hispanic men and women, ranging from a brain surgeon to an astronaut. Inspired by a desire to reach Hispanic voters, the project evolved to also provide a positive cultural experience for their children. A voter registration table was present to avail attendees with this service.

Dia de los Ninos was attended by more than 200 local residents with 48 children participating in the role model fair. Children visited each interactive learning station and participated in games, experiments and projects developed by a group of TX21 Indivisible teachers.

TX21 Indivisible members who headed up the project were Dana Armitstead, marketing; Alicia Boyett, theme and consulting; and Jeannette Ruark, project coordination. Teachers who participated were Heather Farmer, Jo Harrison, Doris Williams, Deb Edwards, John and Susan Cappozolli, Darla Flynt and Pat Kobe. Frank and Manuela Flores pitched in by enthusiastically staffing one of the learning stations. Barbara Veldhuizen created amazing life-size portraits of the role models and numerous other TX21 Indivisible members pitched in by providing muscle power and moral support.

After resting up, the organizers will regroup and move forward with plans for the next event to be held in conjunction with Notre Dame Catholic Church’s Cinco de Mayo celebration in Kerrville on May 4.

Cruz in TX21 Next Tuesday!

Repeal and Replace Ted CruzOur US Senator, Ted Cruz, is bestowing his presence upon a few supporters as he jets around Texas on Tuesday, April 3. Here’s information about two events. Get out and make your voice heard! 

From the Indivisible Rosedale Huddle: 6:30 – 8 pm.

We need to mobilize folks *all around town* on Tuesday, April 3 to help us hold 6 banners in response to Ted Cruz and his anti-ACA event in Austin! We need at least 50 PEOPLE to make our presence known at all entrances to this event. If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a Rosedale Huddle banner drop, this is a golden opportunity to wave it in Cruz’s face!

IMPORTANT PARKING INFO: Park at 8407 Wall St. – in the highest part of the HHS parking lot at 6:30 PM across from the Cruz event. (Cruz will be at 8606 Wall, Bldg 17, but that lot is private/towing enforced)

Feel free to bring your own signs and noisemakers, too!

From the Boerne Area Democrats: 3:45 – 4:30 pm.

Ted Cruz is flying his private jet into Boerne on Tuesday, April 3 and holding a town hall at La Hacienda Scenic Loop restaurant at 4:30. We are planning to stage a Beto Rally along the highway that leads from the airport to the restaurant. Gathering at 3:45 pm in full Beto gear. Please spread the word and let everyone know! Come join us if you can – it would be great to have about 100 people out there! (See the map below.)

 

Map for Boerne event:

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Support March for Our Lives!

March for our lives

Students across our nation are rallying on Saturday, March 24 to demand that their safety become a priority. It’s called March for Our Lives. Read the mission statement here. As of today, there are 817 marches and rallies planned around the world. Student-led marches and other events are taking place across TX21. Please support the students by participating in one of these events or organize one in your community.

All take place this Saturday, March 24

Austin: 12 pm at Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St

San Antonio: 12 pm at San Antonio City Hall, 100 Military Plaza

New Braunfels: 2 pm at Main Plaza, downtown New Braunfels, 500 Main Plaza

Blanco: 12 pm, across Pecan Street from the Courthouse Square on the corner of Pecan and 4th Streets