Get your Google Maps directions and bring a picnic dinner to Champion Park on Wednesday evening. The first Wilco Town Hall hosted by Wilco Indivisible starts at 5:30. The public is welcome — especially residents of US Representative John Carter’s district (TX-31) who want to ask questions and share their concerns.
Speakers for Wednesday’s Wilco Town Hall
Carpool if you can and arrive on time, because thanks to our tireless leader, Felicia Miyakawa, we have
four five speakers joining us for this non-partisan, family friendly event. They are:
Zenén Perez, Communications Director with the Texas Civil Rights Project
Felicia announced Wednesday morning (today) that Zenén Perez will join us to talk about immigrants’ rights in Texas. His group, the Texas Civil Rights Project, harnesses the power of attorneys and other professionals across Texas to “protect and expand voting rights, challenge the injustices in our broken criminal justice system, and advance racial and economic justice.”
Terry Cook, Williamson County Commissioner for Precinct 1
Terry Cook made local history in November when she became the first Democrat elected to the Wilco Commissioners Court since 1994. Cook’s campaign focused on creating a “more responsive, more transparent Wilco” that’s more fiscally responsible.
Jimmy Flannigan, Austin City Council Member for District 6
Jimmy Flannigan also made history with his November win, becoming the first Wilco resident elected to the Austin City Council. Flannigan is a big believer in grassroots networking and activism. Since his election he’s held several “What’s Next” meetings with Austin District 6 residents and other local groups to get more people involved in local politics.
Elva Mendoza, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action is a non-partisan national group that pushes for common-sense gun safety laws while supporting the Second Amendment. Elva Mendoza is the State Legislative Lead Volunteer for the Texas chapter of the group and she’ll be joining us to share her experiences.
Sharmeen Aly, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
NARAL is a national reproductive-rights organization that supports freedom of choice and personal privacy for women. Here in Texas, the group has its work cut out for it, fighting attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and a steady stream of restrictive bills in the Legislature. Aly is the statewide communications coordinator for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas.
Who won’t be at the Wilco Town Hall meeting?
Congressman John Carter is the invited guest of honor, but his staff told the media he won’t be there. Bring your questions and concerns for him anyway, and we’ll record them to share. You can find event details, including parking, park rules, event etiquette, and accessibility information on the Wilco Indivisible website.