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Best of the Week - June 24th

A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

This week, be sure to call our Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and tell them you oppose gutting health care: 

Cornyn: (844) 489-5685     Cruz: (844) 489-5683 

 

THINGS TO WATCH, LISTEN

Denying Children A Loving Home Is Wrong (Progress Texas)

Senate health bill: poor people pay more for worse insurance (Vox)

Watch the historic moment when the City of Brownsville officially declared the month of June "LGBTQ Pride Month" (Neta)

Protesters block hallway outside McConnell's office (Washington Post)

 

THINGS TO READ 

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans (Progress Texas)

Last Days of the First Amendment (Progress Texas)

Here’s Everyone That’s Suing Texas & Gov. Abbott Over ‘Papers Please’ SB 4 (Progress Texas)

Deportation Panic Has Created a Town Full of Women Terrified to Go Outside (Fusion)

Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families (Texas Tribune)

How Texas Stands to Lose Millions with Revised Health Bill (Austin American-Statesman)

VOTER ID: Fast schedule set on Texas penalties for ‘discriminatory’ law (Austin American-Statesman)

Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering (Washington Post)

Houston City Council votes to join lawsuit over SB4 (Houston Chronicle)

 

WAYS TO ACT

Contact your legislator and demand coverage for pre-existing conditions (PT Action)

2017 LGBT Pride Parade - June 24 (Houston)

Queerbomb Dallas 2017! - June 24 (Dallas)

Hearing to Block Anti-Immigrant SB4 - June 26 (San Antonio)

7th Annual Stonewall Celebration and Rally at the Capitol - June 28 (Austin)

 

FACEPALM OF THE WEEK

Senator Cornyn's tweet from 2010 didn't age well...