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Paimi Council Member (Protection & Advocacy For Individuals With Mental Illness)

Disability Rights Texas

Oct. 1, 2018, midnight - Sept. 30, 2021, midnight

About the PAIMI Council ANNOUNCEMENT: Disability Rights Texas, the designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for Texans with disabilities, is currently welcoming nominations for its PAIMI Advisory Council and is accepting applications throughout the coming year for terms beginning Fall 2018. In order to balance our diverse Council, we are especially seeking applications from people in West Texas, or people with a minor child who has received or is receiving mental health services.Members of PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Advisory Council reflect the diverse constituency served by Disability Rights Texas (DRTx). We are mandated by the Federal PAIMI Act, the purpose of which is to assist states to establish and operate a protection and advocacy system for individuals with mental illness and protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through activities to ensure the enforcement of the Constitution, Federal and State statutes. Pursuant to federal statute, the Council "...will advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of mentally ill individuals..."Persons with mental illness, family members and professionals are all represented on the Council. DRTx and the PAIMI Advisory Council are also committed to appointing members representative of Texas’ diverse ethnic and cultural communities and makes efforts to ensure the Council reflects different geographic areas of the state.In order to be eligible for membership on the Advisory Council, an individual must reside in the State of Texas, cannot be a relative or significant other of a current Advisory Council member, and cannot be an employee of DRTx.Subject to these limitations, the Advisory Council shall consist of:1. At least one (1) attorney2. Mental health professionals3. Individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about people who are labeled mentally ill, the advocacy needs of persons with mental illness, and have demonstrated a substantial commitment to improving mental health services4. Providers of mental health services5. Individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services6. Individuals who are family members of individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services.7. At least one member shall be a primary caregiver for an individual who is current a minor childTO APPLY: You may obtain an application by clicking on the "PAIMI Advisory Council Application" link below or by contacting Sara Record at (512) 407-2741 or Please complete and return the application and all required attachments and forms by August 21, 2018.More about the PAIMI Advisory CouncilPAIMI Advisory Council Application

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2222 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758

Cat Caretaker And Socializer - Petsmart Catteries, Austin Tx

New Hope Animal Rescue Nfp

July 1, 2019, 11 a.m. - Feb. 6, 2021, 5 p.m.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE: New Hope Animal Rescue is a 501c3 that saves dogs and cats from kill shelters. We are always in need of dedicated and passionate volunteers to help us save lives! If you have a big heart and passion for animal rescue, we want to talk to you! If you are interested in volunteering, email to start a conversation!CAT CARETAKER AND SOCIALIZER - PETSMART CATTERIES, Austin TX We are seeking cat socializers and caretakers for our PetSmart catteries, which are a critical component of our cat rescue. Training is provided by an experienced volunteer at each location. While we need volunteers to commit to a specific day or days of the week, shifts can be fulfilled during any time PetSmart is open. We just ask that when you commit to a shift, to please give us plenty of notice if you are unable to make it.VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS: PetSmart South Park Meadows - 9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748PetSmart Brodie Lane - 5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745DUTIES: Socialize, play with, pet and cuddle cats and kittens.Scooping litter boxesChanging and filling water and food dishesCleaning and wipe down cagesChange beddingSweeping and mopping cattery floorADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOG AND CAT LOVERS: Allergic to cats? Prefer dogs? Don’t want to clean? Have some time you can donate doing computer work or making phone calls? We have many other volunteer opportunities!Pet Profiles: Help our rescued pets get forever homes by creating compelling but accurate pet profiles on New Hope provides the basic information while this volunteer would also contact fosters for additional photos and a description of the pet’s personality.Screen Adopters: You can help us identify the applicants we should invest the most time in by doing initial reference checks on applications for dogs and/or cats. We provide you with the list of questions!Foster Animals: Dogs or cats! You can find foster applications here: Events: Assist us at weekend adoption events in AustinFundraise: Host a fundraiser online or at your home or business - funds are vital to our mission as we pay for medical care, food, cages, bedding and supplies.Give Freedom Rides: We will add you to our list of contacts willing to drive to the shelter to transport animals we have tagged for rescue. There is no better high than giving a shelter pet a freedom ride!

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9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, Texas 78748

Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 7 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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Table with TCDP at Working Together for a Green New Deal

Travis County Democratic Party

Sept. 21, 2019, 6 p.m. - Sept. 21, 2019, 9 p.m.

Join TCDP's table where we will register voters and talk to attendees on how to get involved. Event Description below: Join us as we sit down with representatives from the labor, environment, and youth movements to discuss how we can work together to achieve a Green New Deal. It is critical that we come together and demand climate action. Join in on the conversation. Panelists include: Andrés Bernal (Professor, Green New Deal researcher, and advisor to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez) Prof. Raj Patel (Research Professor and Author) Dr. Amanda M. Masino (Professor and Environmentalist) Mike Siegel (Democratic Candidate for Congress) Additional panelists include: Greg Casar (Austin City Council), Emma Galbraith (youth climate leader), Ryan Pollock (IBEW Local 520), Ginny McDavid (President, Harris County Labor Assembly), and Gina Hinojosa (Texas House Member, Austin). Co-Sponsors include: TX-10 Indivisible, Sunrise Movement Austin, Our Revolution Texas, ADAPT, NETCO Dems, Progressive Democrats of America, & Texas Drought Project. Our environment is in trouble: rising temperatures and increased natural disasters are endangering our lives and communities. We know that burning coal, oil and natural gas is part of the problem; there are other causes, too, like cutting down our forests, and putting roads over prairies and meadows. On a planet with billions of people, and ever-increasing human development, we need our federal government to take the lead, to reduce carbon emissions and chart a path toward sustainability. We also know our economy is in trouble. A handful of billionaires control as much wealth as half of our country. We’ve lost good jobs, in manufacturing and other industries, that allowed workers to support their families. Too many of us are working multiple jobs, at low wages, and are barely scraping by. The Green New Deal addresses both the environment and the need for good jobs at the same time. Let’s use the power of our government to build a healthier future. Let’s invest in renewable energy, and put Americans to work in the process. Let’s make our homes more energy efficient; let’s clean up polluted waterways and industrial areas; let’s create industries inside the United States that will meet the needs of the 21st century.

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900 Chicon St.
Austin, 78702

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