EPISODE 38 - Politics & comedy with "Over the Lege" creator Stephanie Chiarello | Climate Strike while the ire is hot | Standing up for transwomen & LGBTQ+ asylum seekers
We get a preview of the hilarious political comedy show based on the stranger-than-fiction antics of the Texas legislature, "Over the Lege," from its creator Stephanie Chiarello. Plus, we fall hard for all the Climate Strikers leading the charge against climate change. We learn about good things happening for women in Texas prisons and how we can keep bad things from happening to transwomen.
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:
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LIVE from The Rabble podcast, it's the Sex + Politics episode. Tuesday, October 15 from 6:30-8:30pm at The Riveter in Austin.
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Stephanie Chiarello, Creator/Producer of Over the Lege, the #1 Political Satire show based solely on the Texas Legislature.
Buy tickets for Over the Lege: https://thelongcenter.org/events-and-tickets/over-the-lege-part-4-the-house-awakens/
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Support Over the Lege monthly: https://www.patreon.com/overthelege
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SH*T TO DO:
Our friends at the Texas Civil Rights Project need our help. They are calling on Brownsville Port Director Tater Ortiz and Chief Jaime Castillo to let LGBTQ migrants enter the U.S. to pursue their asylum claims and to release them from custody immediately upon entry.
Sign this petition now!
The petition supports these demands:
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must allow LGBTQ asylum-seekers to be in the U.S. as they continue their asylum proceedings. Every single minute they are in Mexico, their lives are at risk due to violent threats and abuse they have endured because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
End the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols” (or “Remain in Mexico” Program) that forces asylum-seekers, including LGBTQ and other vulnerable migrants, to survive in the streets of Mexican border towns with little to no resources to protect themselves.
LINKS WE MENTIONED:
How To Register to Vote in Texas
Climate Strike at Texas Capital
Austin Climate Coalition
Greta Thunberg on Twitter
Greta Thunberg UN Speech
STRIVE article by Jolie Mcculough at Texas Tribune
2018 Texas Criminal Justice Coalition Report
Man in custody at Dallas County Jail charged with assault in shooting of transgender woman
Texas Hate Crime Information
Over the Lege Facebook
The Rhetoric of Political Comedy: A Tragedy? Study by Roderick P. Hart UT Austin
Over the Lege Website
Bleeding Control Bill
Chick Fil A Bill
Texas Hemp Bill