EPISODE 27 - Gina Ortiz Jones throws shade at Will Hurd re: kids at the border | Psst, you might not get in trouble for pot RN | Republicans hate healthcare | Jen Ramos, #1 Young Democrat
Trigger warning: In this episode, we discuss some personal experiences with attempted suicide during our FMK segment. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please PLEASE please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention hotline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Plus, shero Gina Ortiz Jones throws shade at Will Hurd for not showing up for the kids at the border. We also learn about why a whole bunch of Texas counties aren't prosecuting possession of "the Devil's lettuce" right now (except Hays County... which maybe needs a new District Attorney?) as well as ways to save the census, flip the Texas House, and show up for the kids in abysmal detention facilities.
SUPPORT ROUSER'S NEW PATREON PAGE!
Want to make sure The Rabble pod keeps coming? Help us pay for it! (We are making zero dollars on the pod and need your help to keep going.) ALSO, you get super fun perks when you pitch in to help us cover our costs (secret parties, GIF chats, even a prayer candle with your face on it!).
Go to https://www.patreon.com/rousertx NOW NOW NOW NOW!
Also, spread the joy of Ann Richards and The Rabble all across Texas on T-shirts, stickers, mugs, or whatevs: https://rouser.threadless.com/
Today’s episode of The Rabble is brought to you by the Austin Chapter of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association and its event "Save the Census, a training for central Texans" on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Trump admin is using racism to scare people, esp communities of color, out of answering the census. The 2020 Census is a big deal, y'all. A really big deal. It decides the number of representatives Texas has in the U.S. Congress, electoral votes in presidential elections, federal dollars we receive for transportation, education, and social services. Even a 1% undercount in 2020 could cost Texas $300 million in federal funding. Plus, businesses use census data to determine whether to invest in Texas. So, are you ready to help us Save the Census? Join us July 13 at the Central TX Census Training with APAPA Texas Chapter to ensure we all count! Texas is counting on us.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Gina Ortiz Jones, candidate for Texas's 23rd U.S. Congressional district and a total badass
Also, our GUEST HOST:
Jen Ramos, Texas's #1 young Democrat (as declared by Rouser). Jen is running to be VP of the national Young Democrats organization -- let's kick her a few bucks and get a kick-ass Texas lady guiding the young dems nationwide!
GIVE HER SOME MONIES! https://www.ydapromise.com/
SH*T TO DO:
Lights for Liberty Vigil this Friday, July 12.
More background info on why we need to #defundhate:
Indivisible Script to call your rep:
Find your reps:
Use resistbot to email, fax or mail your reps (or text “resist” to 50409)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RouserTX
- 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:
Our video for the Blue Action Dems "flip challenge":
Get a ticket for the Blue Action Dems FLIPPING AWesOME FUNDRAISER!
About Blue Action Dems:
UT offering free tuition for students from families who make less than $65,000:
Pot not being prosecuted in a bunch of counties in Texas:
Except Hays County:
Women moving mental health solutions forward:
Texas is going to court to end Obamacare. It hasn't produced a plan to replace it.
As Texas Seeks To Overturn Obamacare, Attention Focuses On Potential Swing Judge
Fight for better healthcare in Texas!