January 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm
This is a great opportunity to get involved with other high-powered Progressives in Central Texas. Our Revolution is the Bernie Sanders movement, and there are some very good people on the planning committee: Jim Hightower, Laura, Ehrlich, Christina Tzintzun, Derrick Osobase, Paula Littles, Mac Martinez, Jessica Ramirez, Barbara Fetonte, and Danny Fetonte.
Guy Forsyth will provide special music for this event!
Women’s March on Austin
January 21, 2017
You are encouraged to attend the Austin Women’s March for Justice on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Texas Capital. As many of us cannot travel to Washington to participate in the historic March being organized there, we need your support and active participation in the mission of this important event in Austin. From the website of the Washington march:
“We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children and friends for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
OUR MISSION “The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.”
Here is an opportunity to begin our intention with action to send an unequivocal message to the misguided Republican propaganda machine in both Austin and Washington: attacking human rights issues facing us in Texas and the nation will not be tolerated. Unconstitutionally dismantling women’s health initiatives in this state will not be tolerated. We will be heard! We will resist! We will be a force for protection and advancement of all civil liberties!
JOIN US! We plan to carpool to the Capital from St. Andrew’s Saturday morning, January 21. Exact time to be determined and rides to be organized. We will also carpool from Burger Center in S. Austin. Please see the signup sheet in the foyer and indicate your willingness to drive or to just ride with your contact information. More details forthcoming.
We hope for a notable impact and anticipate many buses and vehicles arriving filled with people of principles from all over the State and beyond. Hoping we can all prioritize participating in this historic event!