EPISODE 35 - People who are homeless are *people*... we talk to community activist Chris Harris | "Those pesky nudes!" | Climate crisis existential crisis | Call ya gov'na
We talk about some things you can do for the environment beyond swearing off straws. Plus, some things you can do about gun violence beyond what our lawmakers have done (aka nothing). Oh, and we discuss some things you can do about homelessness besides posting angrily in NextDoor about how you don't like seeing people who are experiencing homelessness. Big thanks to community activist Chris Harris for laying it all out for us!
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Chris Harris, community activist and data analyst
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SH*T TO DO:
Call or write to Governor Abbott and ask for a special session to address gun violence!
Here's all you have to say:
"2021 is too long to wait to pass legislation to keep Texans safe from gun violence. Please call a special session."
LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Articles on the new Texas Lyceum poll: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/09/04/surprising-poll-texans-strongly-back-voter-id-law-increased-ballot-access/
TX Legislator ages vs Texas population:
“Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office” Book: https://www.amazon.com/Represent-Womans-Running-Office-Changing/dp/1523502975
June Diane Raphael and Kate Black on Twitter:
Sign up as an advocate with the Environmental Defense Fund.
Write to the EPA to stop Trump’s Giveaway to the Oil and Gas Industry
Julian Castro’s Climate Crisis Plan
Beto O’Rourke’s Climate Crisis Plan
Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Plan
Odessa shooting video post on FB - https://www.facebook.com/debbie.t.champion.5/videos/10212573143082060/
Go Fund Me - FML - https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/odessa-shooting
Texas House Democrats ask for a special session to address gun violence: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/09/04/Texas-House-Democrats-ask-Greg-Abbott-for-emergency-session/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1567607653&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR19_zoHeRqmbn4v38nu1JH6GUq0t4cVRJihI0_RWU4i78bxybwU0fQEWvA
Texas Tribune’s conversation with U.S. Rep Chip Roy: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/09/03/conversation-us-rep-chip-roy/
Get your ticket to see the upcoming Texas Tribune with Wendy Davis this coming Wednesday, September 11: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-wendy-davis-democratic-candidate-for-cd-21-registration-70148168059
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)
National Alliance to End Homelessness Texas Report
2019 Texas Homeless Network Point in Time (PIT) Count Reports
2019 Infographics on TX data:
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty Fact Sheet
Why homelessness is going down in Houston but up in Dallas
The Texas Council on Family Violence has found that 47% of shelter requests went unmet due to lack of space: https://tcfv.org/purple-postcard/ (Hear more about this issue on episode 4 of The Rabble: https://www.rousertx.com/the-rabble-pod/2019/2/3/we-are-hot-for-the-texas-tribune-and-medicaid-expansion-and-gun-reform-but-super-cold-on-ken-paxton )
Community First Village
Foundation for the Homeless
Saint Louise House
Caritas of Austin
The Now This video of woman from OXFAM shutting down a billionaire: https://youtu.be/paaen3b44XY?t=135