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Coalition will deliver a petition calling on Ted Cruz to resign, claiming involvement in Capitol insurrection
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A coalition of over 90 organizations plans to deliver a petition calling for the immediate resignation of Sen. Ted Cruz to his offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Washington D.C. at noon tomorrow.


The petition, which has over 25,000 signatures and is supported by organizations like Voto Latino, MoveOn and Indivisible Texas Lege, calls on Cruz, along with several Texas representatives and Attorney General Ken Paxton, to resign due to what the petitioners believe is complicity in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Austin copy of the petition will be delivered to Cruz's Central Austin office at 300 East 8th St. in a socially distanced fashion.

The petition is also asking the following 16 U.S. House Republicans, all of whom represent Texas, to resign alongside Cruz and Paxton:

  • Rep. Jody Arrington
  • Rep. Brian Babin
  • Rep. Michael C. Burgess
  • Rep. John R. Carter
  • Rep. Michael Cloud
  • Rep. Pat Fallon
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert
  • Rep. Lance Gooden
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson
  • Rep. Troy Nehls
  • Rep. August Pfluger
  • Rep. Pete Sessions
  • Rep. Beth Van Duyne
  • Rep. Randy Weber
  • Rep. Roger Williams
  • Rep. Ron Wright

"In order for the country to unify after the events at the Capitol, those responsible–including Sen. Ted Cruz–must be held accountable," President and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar said in a press release. "We cannot allow those who betrayed their oath to the Constitution to move on from their attempts to question a free and fair election, in which voters of color were the deciding bloc."

Cruz has come under fire over his role in the incident and his fierce loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The petition cites that Cruz was "among the loudest voices in the Senate" trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, for which there was no evidence of fraud.

Although Cruz condemned the insurrection, which resulted in the deaths of five people, he was one of only six Republican senators who voted to reject the electoral college results. Each of the House representatives listed in the petition also voted not to certify election results.

Additionally, Cruz has found himself feuding with a number of fellow senators and even Republicans. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Cruz via Twitter that she wouldn't work with GOP officials who are "trying to get me killed," while billboards calling for Cruz's resignation, paid for by the Republican Accountability Project, were recently erected in Central Texas.

The petition is still active and you can view it here. Each petition delivery will be livestreamed.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway