U.S. Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards on education, healthcare, and getting results | Why EVERYONE should care about schools | Justice for Rodney Reed | Are YOU The Next Wendy Davis??

Released Friday, 8th November 2019
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We're all about getting Texans to TAKE ACTION - but first we need to GET EDUCATED! This week we dove into recent developments in public school closures, and got lessons in the history of systemic inequity from the UT Institute for Urban Policy and Research. We also got to sit down with US Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards (in between her call-filled campaign road trips) to discuss the new generation of senators - electeds who are connected to their constituents, even all the way from DC. She's all about RESULTS, and we're here for it.


COME TO OUR SEASON FINALE LIVE SHOW NOVEMBER 19!:



Join us at The Riveter in Austin on Tuesday, November 19 from 7 - 9pm for our season finale live show. Special guests include Texas State Rep. Gina Hinojosa; Emily Ramshaw, Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune; Royce Brooks, Executive Director of Annie's List; Dyana Limon-Mercado, Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party; and more! With surprise performances, jokes, sequins, prizes + more. This ain't Texas politics as usual!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rabble-podcast-se…


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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER TEXAS AUSTIN DINNER & COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE AFTER PARTY

Join us this Fall as we combine two of Austin’s signature events for Planned Parenthood into one spectacular evening. Funds raised will be used to help provide essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

The night will be filled with motivating and inspiring dialogue by two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer, advocate Laverne Cox. A trans woman of color, who is breaking boundaries ad making history.

Following the Austin Annual Dinner, we’ll amp up the evening with dancing, drinks, desserts and entertainment at our Cocktails for a Cause After Party, where we'll bring together the current and next generation of PPGT supporters to mix and mingle while continuing to raise funds to enable us to provide our patients trusted, non-judgmental healthcare, No. Matter. What.

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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:



Candidate for US Senate Amanda Edwards

https://amandafortexas.com/

https://www.facebook.com/amandafortexas/


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SH*T TO DO:



If you care about the fact that Texas is dead last in providing healthcare coverage to its citizens, join us on a #SickOfItTX block walk this weekend: https://www.sickofittx.com/events

Half of registered Texas voters turned out in 2018. Just 12% turned out this year. Let's do better in 2020!
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/11/06/texas-2019…

RSVP to the She The People members strategy call: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3uAlhcK…
Watch and share the new video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AkKyxQvxwQ
Join the movement: https://www.shethepeople.org/join-the-movement


LINKS WE MENTIONED:



Need a beginner's guide to local government? That's where A Functional Democracy comes in: https://www.afunctionaldemocracy.com

Want to listen to Kristen's first public address as The Next Wendy Davis . . . or become The Next Wendy Davis yourself?!? Come to We Are The Party, a mock city council meeting on December 11th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-party-tickets-…

Bipartisan group of Texas legislators calling for Governor Abbott to stop the execution of Rodney Reed:
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/11/05/rodney-ree…

Letter written by the bipartisan legislators to Governor Abbott: https://static.texastribune.org/media/files/9bf7f6…

The Innocence Project has an easy way for you to ask Governor Abbott to stop the execution of Rodney Reed, currently scheduled for November 20: https://www.innocenceproject.org/stand-with-rodney…

Austin ISD's plans to close four more schools based on budget concerns: https://www.kut.org/post/austin-isd-says-four-scho…

Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at UT Austin: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/iupra/

A little Rabble Pod background on the history of systemic racism in Austin: https://www.rousertx.com/the-rabble-pod/2019/2/28/…

Contact the AISD school board and find out who represents you: https://www.austinisd.org/board/members

Amanda Edwards for U.S. Senate: https://amandafortexas.com/

The current landscape of the U.S. Senate race in Texas: http://www.rollcall.com/news/campaigns/without-bet…

More about Amanda Edwards from the Houston Chronicle: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/g…

If you care about the fact that Texas is dead last in providing healthcare coverage to its citizens, join us on a #SickOfItTX block walk this weekend: https://www.sickofittx.com/events

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