Actions and Events
 @ State/National Legislatures 

For State Legislature activities click the blue title below to link to

Indivisible TXLege

A TERRIFIC GROUP OF FOLKS who track  our legislature

and have tools to help ALL OF US be active and effective citizens and advocates

 Please considering joining Indivisible Tx Lege. 

On the Indivisible Tx Lege website

 the "Huddle Up" drop down menu

shows the various huddles [ issue/focus groups] we have. 

https://indivisibletxlege.org  

Txlege newsletters: ,   https://indivisibletxlege.org/newsletters/  

Tx Lege Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn  

Questions ?  Contact Robert via rosedalehuddle@gmail.com

What is GERRYMANDERING?

[and why should I care about it?]

 

Gerrymandering is when politicians manipulate district lines to keep themselves or their own political party in power. Both parties have done this in the past. Gerrymandering takes away your voice, your vote. No one knows your community better than you. Your ability to advance the issues you care about—

Covid response, healthcare, education, public utilities-- are all hampered by gerrymandering.

Here’s a more in depth look at the impact of Gerrymandering 

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-maps/texas/

And here is a stirring letter sent by  Fair Maps Texas to the Texas House of Representatives Redistricting Committee with specific requests for transparency in mapping discussions and decisions : https://drive.google.com/file/d/15VTq0NloPb0L-BVnBE09s3QWXY4iww7W/view?usp=sharing  

Texas Independent redistricting

IS POSSIBLE and practical. 12 States are already doing it! But we need to convince [elect] sympathetic folks to our state legislature in order to develop a FAIR PLAN for voting districts in TEXAS

[note: this means working to Get Out The Vote [GOTV] too]

 

 At the national level:

The For the People Act (HB1/SB1) would end rigged congressional maps nationwide

by mandating independent redistricting commissions in every state

The US House passed the legislation  

And the US Senate has a new bill  The Freedom To Vote Act which has many of the same safeguards for our voice and freedoms  

 

What can we . . .you . . . all of us . . . do?

          1. The U.S. SENATE’s new bill: THE FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT 

 contains many of the bold policies in the For the People Act --

It expands our right to vote, stops partisan and racial gerrymandering,

helps get big money out of politics, and makes government accountable to the people it serves.

Please email, call and /or text our two US Senators with clear and loud support for this bill  

https://rosedalehuddle.com/our-representatives.html

 2. Here are two [of the many] organizatio@ns that have up-to-date information & ongoing actions

  • Fair Maps Texas      https://www.fairmapstexas.org/

   • All on the Line         www.allontheline.org

            And then, there’s us   Rosedale Huddle      RIGHT HERE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD !!!!

The Huddle is a group of neighbors who banded together in 2017 to change the political narrative in Austin , Texas and the nation. We write thousands of postcards, we advocate in the legislature, we knock on doors, we make calls and a lot more. We offer training & will help you find your niche. There is something for everyone! We invite you to contact us, and attend a meeting   

Let’s get to work !