EPISODE 16 - Did we just talk to our next prez?! #SheThePeople2020 | Ashley does Dallas | Even the word "marijuana" is racist
We share our experiences from inside the #SheThePeople2020 presidential forum in Houston and also what it was like to be in the media "gaggle" talking to candidates (spoiler: not all candidates are treated equally). Plus, we are pumped about the possibility of cannabis decriminalization in Texas, we are Dallas's #1 fans this week for so many reasons, and we're frustrated about how poor kids aren't being treated well in Texas.
US! hahaha. Please come to our event in Austin happening on May 5 - Beto & Beyond: What's next for Texas? Join us for the "True to Form" book launch party and a celebration of the Texas-sized possibilities that lay ahead of us.
Beto O'Rourke's 2018 U.S. Senate campaign inspired Texans to believe we could do the impossible... and that belief didn't end when his Senate campaign did. Photographer Casey Chapman-Ross will be debuting "True to Form," a heartfelt collection of photos, art, and stories from the people who believed (and still believe) in our collective ability to create a better Texas.
The evening will include:
- a live game by the co-hosts of "The Rabble"
- a panel discussion with fierce feminist activists about what we can all do next
- kids coloring table
- voter registration
- Patrizi's pasta & frosty drinks
- lots more fun...
Panelists include: Alejandrina Guzman, Cari Marshall, Carrie Collier-Brown, Casey Chapman-Ross, Diana Earl & local kids doing big things.
Get your free ticket now! Details:
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Four presidential candidates!
SH*T TO DO:
Visit the League of Women Voters Texas and find out about your local election... whether you early vote or make a party of it on May 4.
Go take a smug “I voted” selfie and tag @RouserTX on social, so we can hardcore envy you and share.
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rousertx/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/RouserTX?lang=en
- Subscribe to our Friday newsletter, T-GIF: https://www.rousertx.com/tgif/
LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Warren “Plan for That” shirt: https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/products/warren-has-a-plan-for-that-unisex-t-shirt
She the People presidential candidate forum full live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZXHj8ApPVY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0y8j20JaiQlIW2Oe204_9AP16eBGtuI8HvUXYm1RD2DeWN5tsfCiZqpzE
“Bernie” the movie (so awesome, please watch): https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bernie_2011
Dallas City Council Votes to Expand Police Review Board’s Oversight Powers:
Dallas DA John Creuzot Has Data to Rebut Critics of His New Prosecution Plan:
Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Passes: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/04/24/dallas-paid-sick-leave-ordinance/
Great article on HB63, which would decriminalize marijuana to a certain extent in Texas:
We *highly* (hahaha) recommend the new Netflix documentary on the racist history of pot, “Grass is Greener”:
Episode 10 of “The Rabble” features Heather Fazio, Director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, talking about the ins and outs of pot in Texas: https://www.rousertx.com/the-rabble-pod/2019/3/21/in-the-weeds-on-marijuana-love-letter-to-texas-lets-stop-paying-for-baby-jails-we-fangirl-pod-save-the-people
About Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP):
Cover Texas Now is the expert on how Texas is failing to provide health coverage for low-income kids: https://covertexasnow.org/posts/2019/4/23/media-spotlight-on-tx-leges-stalled-childrens-health-coverage-bill
More explanation on the bills that would keep Texas kids covered under Medicaid:
Email the chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee, James Frank, and tell him you want to keep kids healthy without needless bureaucracy and that we should pass HB 342: https://house.texas.gov/members/member-page/email/?district=69&session=86
Houston Rightfully Retakes its Most Diverse City in America Title:
Great New Yorker interview with Julian Castro where he’s able to claim a little of the space he’s due:
Tusli Gabbard, meh: