EPISODE 20 - Hell week in #TXlege | A dirty Ted Cruz f*ck | Dear Rep. Stickland: Boy 'bye | Progressive strategist Kolby Monnig explains WTF is "sine die"
The 86th Texas Legislature is about to gavel out, y'all! We learn about zombie bills, WTF "sine die" means, and how special sessions are made with founder of Blue Ocean Strategic Solutions and former legislative staffer Kolby Monnig. Plus, did Ted Cruz do something f*ckable? We'll let you decide. Becky shares her experience testifying before a Texas House committee for the first time, and we start to look beyond the legislative session.
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Kolby Monnig, founder of Blue Ocean Strategic Solutions, a progressive Texas political consulting agency
SH*T TO DO:
Take a breath, take care of yourself, and then figure out what's next. Here are some ideas:
Leading Mindfully: A Self Care Workshop for Activists, Helping Professionals and Humans Doing Good
Sunday, June 2, 2-3:30 p.m. | Castle Hill Fitness, 1112 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78703
New Leaders Council Austin
Blue Action Democrats
Bexar Blue Action Democrats
Texans for Change
Texas Rural Voices
Pantsuit Nation Texas Chapter
Young Dems BCS
Find Your Nearest Indivisible Group
Find Your Nearest Swing Left Group
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
The anti-dick pic bill that’s going to the governor’s desk:
Ted Cruz <3s the fossil fuel industry:
Austin billionaire Robert F. Smith is wiping out Morehouse graduates’ debt
Robert F. Smith's full Morehouse College commencement speech (must watch at 34:11 for epic reaction from man on bottom left of screen)
SB37: The Removing Barriers to Work Act
Stickland kills kids mental health bill:
Texas House LGBTQ Caucus dressed as a rainbow: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxsyMnAlDBT/
You can start working to unseat Stickland THIS WEEKEND! Start organizing to find some better representation for Texas House District 92 Show up and get free food, a free t-shirt, learn how to block walk or phone bank, write letters to your neighbors in your district
This weekend’s organizing events in Jonathan Stickland’s district:
Don’t live in House District 92? Virtual phone bank! Donate! Write letters! http://tarrant-together.com/get-involved/
Donate to Tarrant Together:
Hell week in the Texas Legislature:
More on the 17 Freshmen Democrats at the TX House
Texans will now be protected from surprise medical bills!
Texas expansion of medical cannabis nears finish line:
Update on SB9 zombie provisions:
Becky’s Instagram story on testifying in the House Elections Committee, “The Saga of SB9”: