EPISODE 33 - Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez on her U.S. Senate run vs Cornyn | Hitler lurved the U.S. Border Patrol (surprise) | Toothbrushes! Toothbrushes? | Austin's budget dollahs make us hollah
“Republicans [in Texas] don’t govern with a mandate; they govern with a minority of voters participating.” Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez aims to excite new voters in her U.S. Senate run. She also talks about why running as the mom of a 2-year-old is an asset and not a disadvantage, and lessons learned from Beto's Senate race. Plus, we learn about dark connections between El Paso and Nazi Germany, shifting demographics in Texas, and some marriage-worthy stuff the Austin city council is up to.
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Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez just last week declared her candidacy for U.S. Senate -- the seat currently held by John Cornyn. Cristina co-founded the Workers Defense Project at just 24 years old and started Jolt Texas, an organization that seeks to inspire young Latinx Texans to realize their political power.
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Court rules that migrant children must be given toothbrushes and soap: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/migrant-children-toothbrushes-court.html
Trump administration official arguing that people don’t need toothbrushes and soap while in detention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRjUyr_36MY
Providing homeless services a major theme in Austin’s proposed budget: https://www.kxan.com/news/austin-budget-to-be-presented-monday-as-city-leaders-support-more-homeless-services/
Council Members To Back Abortion Support Budget Measure: https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2019-08-15/council-members-to-back-abortion-support-budget-measure/
Aug. 19 FB Live of abortion rights press conference at Austin City Hall: https://www.facebook.com/statesman/videos/463599987823731/
NARAL and Lilith Fund AbortionAccessATX Rally and Testimony Aug. 22: https://www.facebook.com/events/404372686856955/
Lilith Fund Petition: I support public funding to ensure abortion access in Austin!
Texas Observer article on the history of anti-Mexican violence in Texas: https://www.texasobserver.org/to-understand-the-el-paso-massacre-look-to-the-long-legacy-of-anti-mexican-violence-at-the-border/
Intercept article about the history of the border patrol that Kristen talked about: https://theintercept.com/2019/01/12/border-patrol-history/
Anne Frank quote about family separations: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/anne-frank-children-separated/
The Rabble interview with Mexican-American-Jewish immigration attorney Carlos Spector: https://www.rousertx.com/the-rabble-pod/2019/8/16/episode-32-mucho-amor-for-latinx-texans-it-aint-easy-being-greenshirtguy-are-hitler-comparisons-fair-immigration-law-legend-carlos-spector-weighs-in-we-need-a-plan-b-for-shtty-councilmen
KUT article on shifting demographics in Texas: https://www.kut.org/post/yes-demographic-shift-helping-texas-democrats-so-psychological-shift?fbclid=IwAR25PJt1XWSchDt2E6TDMIPpa5dyQ5B0FancAHh5Q3lT24l-PouRvFJS8qs
Jolt Texas: https://jolttx.org/en/