EPISODE 17 - Young peeps savin' the day | Internet holes FTW! | 1922 lynching victim gets a proper memorial | First-time school board candidate Aisha Ojha
This ep accidentally became a tribute to young people because youngin's are doing ALL THE DANG THINGS, Y'ALL (except voting in local elections, derp. Let's please change that this Saturday, May 4, mmmmmkay?). Here's where you can find info about the May 4 local elections: https://my.lwv.org/texas/election-information
Today’s episode of The Rabble is brought to you by the New Leaders Council of Austin’s Annual
PROGRESSIVE CHAMPION AWARDS. NLC is the only leadership training of its kind for rising progressive leaders that is 100% free to ensure we build the bench of diverse candidates, entrepreneurs, advocates, organizers and movement-makers we deserve. Wendy Davis will be our keynote speaker!
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Capital Factory in Austin
Tickets are $50 general admission, or $25 for students and nonprofit employees.
(Also, our very own Ashley is going through the training right now and says it's amazeballs.)
If you’re in Houston, Dallas or San Antonio, go to https://www.newleaderscouncil.org/ to hook up with your local chapter. Coming soon to the Rio Grande Valley as well!
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Aisha Ojha, candidate for Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD school board in place 7.
Aisha Ohja’s Instagram take-over of the “Run For Something” account (it's so sweet!):
SH*T TO DO:
The Trust Respect Access Coalition is hosting an Abortion Speak Out at the Capitol this Monday, May 6, 12-1 p.m. in the Outdoor Rotunda downstairs in the Capitol Extension to combat lies around abortion with truth. Wear orange to show your support for the storytellers! Come on your lunch break!
Join us at the Abortion Speak Out at the Capitol, Monday, May 6, 12-1 p.m.
And if you are like us and get lost in the Capitol every time... don’t worry. The coalition is creating a video with directions for us that they are posting to the FB event.
If you can’t make it on Monday, you can sign an online pledge to join the fight and help end the stigma around abortion!
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
GoFundMe for Hillary Clinton to read the Mueller Report:
Civics For Y’all
Common Cause Texas
Generation Citizen (Watch their Civics Day story highlights!)
The Abilene Public Radio story about the college student who helped a 1922 lynching victim get a proper memorial:
Shade @ Trump from the Lady Bears:
Study of mayoral elections in America:
Voter turnout increased a lot in Texas in 2018 but still has a long way to go:
Fort Worth mayoral candidates have ideas on why voter turnout is so low in city elections:
Run For Something:
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.
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