Our 2018 Primary Endorsements
None of us are free until all of us are free: please join us tomorrow at noon at T. Don Hutto Residential Center as we demand justice for Laura Monterrosa. Remember what our community can do, what Austin did last night for its workers? Let's do it again, for women victimized in ICE custody. Please follow Grassroots Leadership for updates.
With hundreds of testimonies and votes late into the night, Austin became the first city in the south to pass an earned paid sick days policy! Thanks to Work Strong Austin and Gregorio Casar for leading our community to this moment.
We're at city hall tonight with Work Strong Austin for the earned paid sick days rally and vote!
Remember the Indivisible Guide. We don’t have NRA 💰, but we know where they work.
(1) Gather some constituents in your congressional district - perhaps someone touched by gun violence, a neighbor who owns guns and takes hours of safety classes who wishes background checks were more thorough, your kid who can talk to how the disaster drill at school goes, etc. Nearly everyone has an experience that is connected to these issues.
(2) Email your 3 members of Congress, 2 senator...s and 1 rep. and ask for a meeting.
(3) Go and share your personal stories.
(4) Post about it. Tell us! Follow up with their staff.
(5) Vote accordingly this March and November.
Comment here if you have questions or need help. ✊
Quote of the episode: “People are so passionate about Texas. It sounds like no one wants to leave. Everyone would just rather work to make Texas better.”
Episode 37: The Politics of Texas
In this episode, Kelly & Sophy talk to activists & congressional candidates around Texas about voter rights & gerrymandering, ...immigration & diversity, women's health outcomes, the urban/suburban/rural divide, and how the size of Texas affects political organizing.
Guests: Terry Bermea from Battleground Texas (1:46); Lucy Stein from Progress Texas (19:06); Ivy Le from Indivisible Austin (37:38); Julie Oliver who is running for Congress in TX-25 (1:01:11); and Adrienne Bell for Congress TX-14 (1:19:37).
Today we joined the Work Strong Austin coalition and dozens of progressive allies at City Hall in support of the proposed earned sick days ordinance. More than 220,000 Austin workers currently get no paid sick time, and passage of this ordinance means workers will be able to take a day off to get well, or to take care of sick family members without risking job loss. Council will vote Thursday night.
We're giving away two tickets to the SOLD OUT Pod Save America event in Austin on March 9!
If you're on our email list, you're already entered. But you can increase your chances by getting a friend to sign up. https://actionnetwork.org/…/enter-to-win-pod-save-america-t…
In the midst of the “explosion,” business associations in the City of Austin are opposing an intervention that would thwart influenza’s spread in the future: earned sick leave. http://www.thepumphandle.org/…/harsh-influenza-season-poo…/…
Misael and Sandra work and are raising their children in Austin. Their baby boy was diagnosed with pneumonia, while Misael was fighting off bronchitis. They are a part of Work Strong Austin because no family should have to make the tough choice to stay in the hospital with your baby or go to work sick. Join the campaign today --> http://bit.ly/2D9KdHp
Misael and Sandra work and are raising their children in Austin. Their baby boy was diagnosed with pneumonia, while Misael was fighting off bronchitis. They are... a part of Work Strong Austin because no family should have to make the tough choice to stay in the hospital with your baby or go to work sick. Join the campaign today --> http://bit.ly/2D9KdHp
Do you have an event you'd like to see included on our calendar? Now you can submit a request directly via the website: https://www.indivisibleaustin.com/community-calendar-event…/
Daniela is a mother of two. As a HR professional, she understands first hand how paid sick days affect families. Ask your city council member to vote for paid sick days for all Austin workers --> http://bit.ly/2D9KdHp
Kids shouldn’t have to go to school sick because their parents can’t afford to take care of them. Ask your council member to stand by Austin families today.