March 5th Ides of Trump Postcard Party #1

Join us on Thursday March 5th at Opal Divine’s for our first of several ‘Ides of Trump’ Postcard Parties. We will write postcards to Donald Trump that publicly express our opposition to him. These will all be mailed on March 15th (Ides of March). We will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will bury the White House post office in pink slips, informing Donnie ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, 2200 S. IH35, Austin, Texas 78704

This is A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN: #TheIdesOfTrump. Goal is a million cards nationally, so come along, have some fun and do your part!

If you can’t make one of our postcard parties you can send your own cards from home and mail them on March 15th to:-

President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

January 18, 2020 Candidate Forum in Austin!

Please join TX-21 Indivisible for an Austin-area Congressional Candidate Forum! This will be a moderated forum with questions submitted by audience members before the event. There will also be time to mingle and talk with your fellow TX21 voters!

The event will be at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, located in the Best Western hotel at IH35 and Live Oak. There is plenty of parking in the restaurant lot. Candidates Wendy Davis, Jennie Lou Leeder, and Chip Roy have been invited; Davis and Leeder have confirmed.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can get a head count — you can submit a question for the candidates with your RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Opal Divine’s Austin Grill

2200 S. IH35, Austin, Texas 78704
The Schedule:
6:30 PM: Get a beer, meet your fellow voters, and write down questions to ask the candidates.
7:00 PM: Candidate Forum Begins

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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TX21Indivisible Action Alert for 2/21/17

We all know from living the Indivisible Guide how effective it is for citizens to lobby their Members of Congress. We are excited that, just seven weeks into our existence, we have three Action groups up and running in all three cities in our district where our Rep. Lamar Smith has offices: Austin, San Antonio, and Kerrville.

It’s an incredible boon to our group to have the leadership, critical mass, and momentum to organize action in the Hill Country. In case you hadn’t heard, a grassroots rally with 37 participants at Rep. Smith’s office last Thursday in Kerrville landed on the front page of the Kerrville Daily Times. The Hill Country is an area where Rep. Smith feels comfortable and safe from criticism. He needs to know that there are Hill Country constituents who are not satisfied with his leadership or policy decisions in Washington. Now that we’ve made a big splash in Kerrville, it’s time to turn that energy into repeatable waves of action, with regular visits to Rep. Smith’s Kerrville office. Read on for your Action.

Action for TX21Indivisible members living in the Texas Hill Country:

Please join your Hill Country-based Action organizers, Laura Pipkin-Kramer and Terry Casparis, in your inaugural Tuesday Action on Tuesday, February 21, at 9am. Read full details and RSVP for Kerrville action here.

Action for TX21Indivisible members in the San Antonio area:

Your Tuesday Action will also be on Tuesday, February 21, at 9am, led by Trish Florence. Read full details and RSVP for San Antonio action here.

Action for TX21Indivisible members in the Austin area:

Your Tuesday action will be led by Tom Lindsay on Tuesday, February 21, at 10:20am. Meet in the office building lobby, ground floor on the north side.

Save the date:

Please make plans to attend the town hall that TX21Indivisible is hosting for Lamar Smith:
Saturday, February 25, 2017
5:00-7:30pm
Historic Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street
Austin TX 78702

More details to come.

Save another date:

IndivisibleATX Citywide Gathering
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2-5pm
Details TBA but what we know is here.

Action Items for Week of 2/13/17

Actions for the Week

First, here’s how your voices made a difference last week:

  • The 9th Federal Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to maintain the freeze on Donald’s immigration ban immediately for national security reasons, and they forcefully asserted their ability to serve as a check on the president’s power.
  • Rep Stephanie Murphy’s bill that would forbid Steve Bannon and other political partisans like him from serving on the National Security Council has passed review by the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Armed Services Committees. It has more than 90 House reps sponsoring it

Monday, Feb. 13

Check our Facebook group page for events happening this week!

All day. Call SENATORS and REPRESENTATIVES and demand a congressional investigation in Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia.

Michael Flynn, national security advisor to the Trump administration, contacted Russian officials prior to President Trump’s inauguration. Not only did Flynn act illegally, his relations with Russia continue to reveal a troubling relationship between the Trump camp and Russia. These actions must not only be condemned, but also congressionally investigated.

All day. Call SENATORS to oppose the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary.

Wall Street’s Favorite Nominee. Putting a former Goldman Sachs banker and hedge fund billionaire in control of the Treasury Department would set loose the biggest alligator the D.C. swamp has seen yet. At every opportunity, Mnuchin has taken advantage of vulnerable people in order to enrich himself. He will do the same to the American people if confirmed.

Foreclosure king. Mnuchin made millions off of the misery of American families by aggressively foreclosing on desperate homeowners during the depths of the housing crisis, including suing to foreclose on a 90-year-old woman’s home for a 27 cent payment error.

Racist history. Under his leadership as Chairman, subprime mortgage bank OneWest faced allegations that it consistently violated the Fair Housing Act by systematically refusing to locate bank branches in areas with high populations of racial minorities and refusing to grant mortgages to people of color.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

All day. Deliver valentines to your local MoC’s district office! Ask them to do a Town Hall, save the ACA, or other sweet nothings. (And remember: votes are not valentines; they are chess moves.)

All day. Call SENATORS and HOUSE REPS about Trump’s conflicts of interest. With Donald’s many conflicts of interest once again front and center given his attack on Nordstrom (and the appalling retweet from @POTUS) and Kellyanne Conway’s illegal infomercial for Ivanka Trump’s products in a news interview, we need to put pressure on the Senate to bring the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 (which would require the president to put his investments in a blind trust and cooperate in annual reports on his financial interests) to a vote. It was introduced Jan 9 and the GOP has sat on it since. We must also demand our individual House representatives vote on HR 371, which is the companion bill in the house and has similarly been stalled by Republican lawmakers.

Here’s a simple sample script for your Senators:

My name is [______]. I’m a constituent calling about the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. Please ask [Senator____] to support this resolution. The American people deserve a president who’s accountable to us, not his bank account. I expect my Congressmen to uphold the integrity of the presidency and support this resolution.
And for your House reps::
My name is [______]. I’m a constituent calling about H.R. 371, Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Conflict of Interest Act. Please ask [Rep____] to support this resolution. The American people deserve a president who’s accountable to us, not his bank account. I expect my representatives to uphold the integrity of the presidency and support this resolution.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Call your HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE and tell them to oppose the Electoral Assistance Commission Termination Act (HR 634). The bill recently passed out of committee and would eliminate the Electoral Assistance Commission (EAC), the only institution that oversees the security of voting systems, and states’ compliance with federal voting registration laws.

 

Thursday, Feb. 16

Call your SENATORS to oppose Trump’s stolen Supreme Court pick. Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Gorsuch does not belong on the Supreme Court – not just because he’s a conservative firebrand, far from the mainstream of American jurisprudence, nor solely because he’s been a hardline opponent of reproductive rights – though both of those things are deeply worrisome. No, Gorsuch doesn’t belong because Donald Trump should not have a vacancy to fill.

Friday, Feb. 17

Ask your Member of Congress to host a town hall about the ACA so you can encourage them to oppose repeal. We have lots of resources on the ACA.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Coming soon!

Sunday, Feb. 19

Self-care Sunday! If you need a break, do something nice for yourself.