ALL WEEK: STOP TRUMPCARE!
There is so much uncertainty surrounding the healthcare debate this week, but this is no excuse to sit back and do nothing. Although GOP Senators and Trump are pushing forward on healthcare, WE HAVE NO IDEA what they will even be voting on. But if they pass a motion to proceed with 50 +1 votes, we will have little time to find out and the results WILL be deadly for many Americans.
It is very likely that Cruz and Cornyn will vote for the motion to proceed and the repeal, but we should continue to call and SHARE OUR STORIES in an effort to stop this disaster!
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Monday (7/24): FLOOD REPUBLICAN TX STATE SENATORS’ PHONE LINES.
Indivisible TX Lege is calling for a day of action on Monday to flood Texas State Senators’ phone lines to express our discontent, tie up their staff, and slow down efforts to jam through their damaging agenda with little public oversight. They are targeting these four Senators and the Lt Gov’s office in particular:
Senator Don Huffines
Capitol: (512) 463-0116
District: (214) 239-6131
Senator Joan Huffman
Capitol: (512) 463-0117
District: (281) 980-3500
Senator Donna Campbell
Capitol: (512) 463-0125
District: (210) 979-0013
Senator Konni Burton
Capitol: (512) 463-0110
District: (817) 882-8157
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
Capitol: (512) 463-0001
Capitol: (512) 463-5342
You may also want to contact our own Sen. Schwertner ((979) 776-0222/(512) 463-0105.
Bills up for a vote Monday: Vouchers (SB 2), School Finance Reform (SB 16), Defunding Planned Parenthood (SB 4), Increasing Abortion complication reporting requirements (SB 10), Partial Birth Abortion Bill (SB 73), Extending Maternal Mortality Task Force (SB 17), Patient Protections Relating to Do Not Resuscitate (SB 11)
VERY HANDY- Descriptions and Scripts: 2017 Special Session Agenda Items: Descriptions and Scripts
Tuesday (7/25): Rep. Bill Flores Teleconference
In lieu of an in-person town hall, Rep. Flores is hosting another teleconference from 7:05 to 8:05 pm on Tuesday. While it is disappointing that we will not get to speak to him in person, we can still call in, comment on the Facebook live feed, and discuss our questions and concerns on social media. See Rep. Flores’s website for more information on how to call in or to sign up to receive a call from them. Some potential topics to be discussed include health care (Why did he support the House TrumpCare bill?), immigration (Would he support a bipartisan Dream Act?), and our democracy in general (Does he support the Protecting Our Democracy Act (HR 356)? When will he hold a real, in-person town hall?). Let’s make our voices heard!
We will be LIVE-Tweeting the conference call at @BCS_Indivisible. Please follow along and retweet- tagging media, Flores and friends!
Wednesday (7/26): KEEP CALLING STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS!
Again, consult this guide for agenda items and scripts!
State Rep. Raney: (979) 260-5040
State Rep. Kacal: (979) 774-7276
State Sen. Schwertner: (979) 776-0222
Thursday (7/27): Brazos Valley African-American Museum Community Meeting
The Brazos Valley African American Museum (500 East Pruitt, Bryan) is hosting a community town hall on Thursday at 6pm. This is an opportunity to discuss issues related to local government, schools, and the community. It would be great to get a big turnout!
Friday (7/28): Flex Day
Use this day to make a call of your choice on a topic of interest. For possible topics and scripts see the resources from 5calls.
Saturday (7/29): Postcard and Letter Writing Party
On Saturday (7/29), we will be hosting a postcard- and letter-writing social from 1 to 3pm at Yogurtland (1800 S. Texas, College Station). There will be suggestions for writing topics and postcards and stamps, but people can bring their own, too!
Another possible use of the time is to start writing a letter to the editor of a local paper. The Indivisible Guide has come up with some suggestions on how to make your letter more effective.