EPISODE 4 - WE ARE HOT FOR THE TEXAS TRIBUNE | AND MEDICAID EXPANSION | AND GUN REFORM | BUT SUPER COLD ON KEN PAXTON
On Episode 4 of The Rabble, we rage against the Republican anti-health care machine in Texas. Plus, we fangirl to the max over the Texas Tribune’s reporting on the manufactured “voter fraud” “crisis” in Texas. We also try to figure out how we can support survivors of domestic abuse, how we can prevent gun violence, and all the other ways we can reach max bleeding-heart-liberal status over the course of 39 minutes.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Krista del Gallo, Policy Manager for the Texas Council on Family Violence
SH*T TO DO:
Send a postcard online in support of family violence survivors. It IS SO EASY. You can do it even if your millennial burnout prevents you from physically going to a post office:
COME TO OUR GALENTINE'S DAY PARTY:
Bring your bestie to Better Half Coffee & Cocktails in Austin on Wednesday, February 13 from 6-8pm and let's celebrate Galentine's Day!
In addition to delicious "night brunch" foods like sweet potato pancakes and breakfast sammies, we have a ton of fun stuff in store. Did someone say "custom airbrushed BFF shirts and hats"??! Yuuuup. That's a thing that will be happening live.
And Feminist will help us write postcards to sheroes (whether they be AOC, RBG or your own mommy). Plus, meet badass ladies who are running for office, and make a friendship bracelet to raise money for the Girls Empowerment Network.
Rouser will also give you some tips on how to get more involved... because the future is only female if we make it so.
You don't have to be a gal to attend (but you do have to be pro-gal).
Event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1216864545139438/
Friday newsletter T-GIF: https://www.rousertx.com/tgif/
LINKS WE MENTIONED:
HB 1100 would allow liquor sales on Sundays:
Become a Texas Tribune member right this second. SRSLY DO IT.:
All of Alexa Ura’s kick-ass motha-f’in reporting on this BS “voter fraud” “scandal” that the Texas AG and Secretary of State fabricated in one handy link:
Alexa Ura (Texas Trib reporter)’s Twitter feed (it’s golden, go follow):
League of Women Voters of TX holding it down:
Houston police officers shot:
Acevedo pushes elected officials for gun reform:
Texas Gun Sense:
Amazon Smile (choose “Texas Gun Sense” as the recipient and a portion of your purchase will benefit gun reform efforts):
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez’s most recent sensible gun violence prevention bills, below. (NOTE FROM BECKY: I misrepresented what one of the bills was about. Though I talked mostly about safe storage in the home, the actual bill that Rep. Rodriguez filed has to do with storage of a firearm belonging to a person who has committed domestic violence or is under a restraining order (HB 1208). However, a bill filed by Rep. Judith Zaffirini (SB 61) would provide some financial incentive for firearm safety and education: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB61:
HB 1207 Mandatory reporting loss or theft of a firearm:
HB 1208 Storage of a firearm surrendered by a person subject to a magistrate’s order as a result of family violence, sexual assault, and more:
HB 1209 The right to vacate a lease following the occurrence of family violence:
GoFundMe is the de facto health care insurance for too many Americans:
Texas’ Uninsured Rate for Kids, Highest in the Country, Increased for the First Time in Years:
Texas Still Hasn’t Expanded Medicaid. That’s Leaving a Gap in Coverage for Hundreds of Thousands:
Ken Paxton Wants to Eliminate the ACA’s Pre-Existing Coverage Protections:
Ken Paxton steals a pen:
From the Cover Texas Now coalition… key bills that would expand health coverage this legislative session:
Tell your state legislators that you support health care coverage expansion!:
SB 269 - Providing financial protection for victims of domestic abuse:
The new Gillette ad:
Guy Gets Hilariously Trolled After Throwing Gillette Razor Down the Toilet:
Texas Council on Family Violence - statistics, policy priorities and more:
“Keep Texas Safe from Sexual Assault and Family Violence” Advocacy Day info for Valentine’s Day:
Send a postcard in support of family violence survivors; it IS SO EASY:
“Miracle on 34th Street” letters to Santa:
SB 234 Would allow domestic abuse survivors to lawfully terminate their lease:
Create an account to track bills in the Texas legislature:
Keep Texans Safe from Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Rally (Feb. 14). Rouser will be there! Come join us: