Nuns on the Bus is coming to Austin in support of health care coverage for the working poor. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, buses will leave San Antonio, Houston and Fort Worth/Dallas for Austin. Join Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK and activists from around the state for a Day of Advocacy.
Participants will visit state legislators and seek support for the expansion of Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. The agenda includes:
Gathering, rally and press conference at State Capitol – 8:30 – 10:00am
Visits to our legislators – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch at Texas AFL- CIO – 12:30 pm
There are plans to match constituents with their legislators as much as possible for legislative visits. In order to do so, event organizers are asking for the name of your state representative and state senator. To find your representative, please check this website. Please include your zip code with four-digit extension for accuracy in finding your representatives. Also, please plan on wearing GREEN (a traditional sign of hope) to the event to show your support.
If coming from Austin, help event organizers by completing and returning this registration form (Word doc) by Tuesday, April 9.
If you’re coming from outside Austin, help event organizers by completing and returning this registration form (Word doc) by Monday, April 1.
The Socially Responsible Investment Coalition can answer questions at 210-344-6778.
Please note that although the orientation session will be held in the AFL-CIO building near the Capitol, we may not use their parking lot for our cars. Capitol Parking Garage at 12th and San Jacinto, a public garage on 13th between Lavaca and Guadalupe as well metered parking is available.Posted in The Texas Treatment|Tagged advocacy, Medicaid expansion, Nuns on the Bus, Texas Legislature|