EPISODE 22: Awkward Ted Cruz/John Cornyn 3-way F | Supermajority co-founder & shero Jess Morales Rocketto! | TX ain't "The Friendly State" for homeless folks
The ladies of Rouser discover MATH foreplay. Tr*mp tries to take away avocado toast from millennials, and we’re shocked at which Texans actually stood up to him. We find out Barbara Jordan and Ladybird Johnson were the coolest besties-with-a-cause ever. Plus, we're obsessed with Supermajority co-founder Jess Morales Rocketto, who shares with us how (spoiler alert!) women are going to save democracy.
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Jess Morales Rocketto, co-founder of Supermajority, Executive Director of Care in Action and Political Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Jess is also the Chair of We Belong Together, NDWA's feminist campaign for immigration reform.
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Jess Morales Rocketto on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessLivMo
Jess Morales Rocketto Supermajority announcement tweet thread: https://twitter.com/JessLivMo/status/1122868360646205442
Astead Wesley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsteadWesley
Jackie Aina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackieaina/?hl=en
SH*T TO DO:
Texas has the highest number and percentage of uninsured people in the country. We have more uninsured KIDS than any other state, too, and that number is rising.
But do you know who didn’t do shit about this recently? The “big three” in Texas, which refers to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen. There was a major opportunity to didn’t include healthcare as a priority for the legislative session that just ended.
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Texas' Uninsured Rate Is Bad And Getting Worse. But Lawmakers Did Nothing About It This Session.
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
More info about the tariffs on Mexican goods and how they will hurt Texas:
City Council could repeal or narrow controversial homeless laws
Being Homeless Isn't Against The Law, But Sleeping On The Streets Comes At A Cost (Dallas)
5 things you can do before #HomesNotHandcuffs vote on June 20th
Downtown Austin Alliance
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition
Texas Homeless Network
Trinity Center Austin
Email all Austin City Council Members:
Find your Austin City Councilors:
More info about racist Fort Worth teacher Georgia Clark from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/06/04/fort-worth-teacher-georgia-clark-asked-trump-tweets-round-up-illegal-students/?utm_term=.d39708787c31
And the Fort Worth Star Telegram: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article231156403.html
The Plyler v Doe Supreme Court decision: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/plyler-v-doe-public-education-immigrant-students
The 1980 Republican primary debate where they all try to out-compassion each other on immigration. Get ready for your jaw to drop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmgPp_nlok
Women’s Racket Club (from Ashley’s old huddle)