EPISODE 37 - "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15" | Abstinence only? F*ck that | Cheerful persistence with Glenaan O'Neil, founder of the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project | We're #SickOfItTX
We snuck a special guest into the studio to help us out with FMK this week... Ed Scruggs of Texas Gun Sense is back to explain "red flag laws" and "mandatory buy-backs." As Beto would say, "Hell yes!" to those. And a big "f*ck no" to teaching nothin' but abstinence in Texas schools. The incredible folks at the Texas Freedom Network are looking out for all the peens and vags (and everything in between), and they tell us how to help. Our new friend Glenaan O'Neil of the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project teaches how to be cheerfully persistent, and we want to raise money to help her continue serving immigrant victims of abuse in rural Texas.
PRESENTING SPONSOR - CONCERT FOR CHANGE BY ERIN FOR TRAVIS COUNTY DA
An intimate evening with Shawn Colvin and Kelly Willis in support of the Erin Martinson for Travis County District Attorney campaign. A private sponsor reception with Shawn and Kelly will take place before they both take to the stage for acoustic sets.
Date: Tuesday, October 1st
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for Private Reception with Shawn Colvin and Kelly Willis
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the Concert
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s
Sponsorships and tickets available here:
More about Erin Martinson's campaign for Travis County District Attorney:
PRESENTING SPONSOR - PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIRECT
Do you live in a part of Texas where there's no Planned Parenthood? Well, noooo worries! From Abilene to Zavalla, Lubbock to Laredo, The Planned Parenthood Direct (R) app will send birth control (just pills/rings/patches -- you can't DIY an IUD) or UTI treatments straight to your door or your nearest pharmacy. Plus, your meds come in a discreet package so no one has to know what you're up to.
The Planned Parenthood Direct (R) app is available for free in the iOS and Android app stores. Visit https://www.ppgreatertx.org/pp-direct for more info.
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Glenaan O'Neil, founder of the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
Help Becky celebrate her birthday by donating to the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project:
Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project Facebook Page:
Order your “Cheerful persistence” merch to support the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project:
"An Evening to Empower" on October 18: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lone-star-victims-advocacy-project-presents-an-evening-to-empower-tickets-73313012193
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SH*T TO DO:
Prevent future generations from having sex ed horror stories! Or, like, avoidable diseases or children they don't want to have. The Texas Freedom Network’s “Teach the Truth” Coalition helps us have a say in the new sex ed curriculum Texas is developing for our public school kids. Abstinence only? F*ck that. We’re doin’ it! And doin’ it and doin’ it well… http://tfn.org/sex-ed/index.html
LINKS WE MENTIONED:
The Texas Tribune Festival is happening Sept. 26-28! It’s like SXSW for politics dorks: https://festival.texastribune.org/
Beto O’Rourke “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15”:
Texas Gun Sense:
The history of the assault weapons ban and why it went away:
How Would an Assault Weapons Buyback Actually Work?
After AR-15 threat, Beto O’Rourke helps Rep. Briscoe Cain’s challenger raise $68,000:
Support Josh Markle and get Briscoe Cain out of the Texas House!:
NYT explains Red Flag laws:
Texas leads the nation in the uninsured rate: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Census-Texas-once-again-leads-nation-in-14431339.php
Texas refuses to expand Medicaid despite strong public support:
Join #SickOfItTX and demand action on health care!
Crystal Mason sentenced to 5 years in prison for accidentally voting illegally:
Support the ACLU!:
Judge Ruben Gonzalez (booooo, vote him out):
State leaders again want to review how Texas elects judges. Will they end partisan judicial elections?: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/15/texas-partisan-judicial-elections-reform-abbott-support/
KUT article on making sure your voter registration is all good:
Constitutional amendments on the ballot in the November 2019 Texas elections:
We <3 the Texas Civil Rights Project:
Sex Education in Texas Isn’t working
Join us as Rouser gets honored this Sunday, September 22 at the Travis County Democratic Party’s Anne McAfee Awards: