Actions for the Week

Find your rep with this tool:

http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

Do-or-die time. The 85th Legislative session is a over halfway complete. Constituent pressure works. Let’s use it. It’s time to leave it all out on the field.

We’ll be at the capitol every day, Monday to Thursday, as a point of contact to those testifying in committee hearings, as well as for those who just want to register support or opposition at a kiosk.

You’re going to be calling, tweeting, Facebook-ing at your Texas House Rep and Senator every day. We’ve set up a tool with all 150 House Reps Twitter, Facebook, and phone numbers here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C9e5BGZezb-TPSB3Y_B0zjbze0CDhvXuK7AzVxh-iVM/edit?usp=sharing

You’re going to get everyone you know in any Texas district to do the same.

And, new this week, you’re going to be contacting your District party chairs and Precinct party chairs, and telling them that the legislation you support must get all the way through to the Governor’s desk.

Here’s a list of all the Committee Hearings in the House this week:

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MeetingsUpcoming.aspx?Chamber=H

And here is a list of all the Senate Committee Hearings this week:

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MeetingsUpcoming.aspx?Chamber=S

Monday, April 24

1. This is going to be a dramatic week. The House votes on SB4 on Wednesday. We need to flood State House Reps with calls to oppose SB4. Read our post here. If your Republican House Rep bills themselves as a “Constitutionally minded fiscal conservative,” remind your reps that not only is SB4 immoral, it is unconstitutional and fiscally disastrous. Lines of argument here.

These are the most important calls to make. If you live in any of these districts, please tell everyone you know to call these Reps.

“Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling to demand that the Representative OPPOSE Senate Bill 4 in any form. [My family / Texas students / Texas children] deserve/s to live without fear, and to live lives of dignity and prosperity. Please tell the Representative that Texans OPPOSE SB 4 and they must too.”

Remember: the vote that is cast on Wednesday is going to impact the lives of the children and students. We watched as children pleaded with committee members not to drag their parents away. And now we’ve see cases in which DACA recipients are being dragged into deportation proceedings and are being deported outright. These kids are counting on you.

Joe Straus 121 (512) 463-1000 San Antonio 78233
Todd Hunter 32 (512) 463-0672 Corpus Christi 78401
John Zerwas 28 (512) 463-0657 Fulshear 77406
Byron Cook 8 (512) 463-0730 Corsicana 75109
Charlie Geren 99 (512) 463-0610 Lakeside 76108
J.M. Lozano 43 (512) 463-0463 Mathis 78368
Dennis Bonnen 25 (512) 463-0564 West Columbia 77486
Dan Huberty 127 (512) 463-0520 Kingwood 77325
Trent Ashby 57 (512) 463-0508 Lufkin 75901
Phil King 61 (512) 463-0738 Springtown 76082
Tracy King 80 (512) 463-0194 Carrizo Springs 78834
James White 19 512-463-0490 Woodville 75979
John Frullo 84 (512) 463-0676 Lubbock 79414
Angie Chen Button 112 (512) 463-0486 Garland 75044
Will Metcalf 16 (512) 463-0726 Panorama Village 77304
Jodie Laubenberg 89 (512) 463-0186 Lavon 75166
Drew Darby 72 (512) 463-0331 San Angelo 76901
Sarah Davis 134 (512) 463-0389 West University Place 77005
Lyle Larson 122 (512) 463-0646 San Antonio 78260
Cindy Burkett 113 (512) 463-0464 Sunnyvale 75182
Larry Phillips 62 (512) 463-0297 Bonham 75418
Tan Parker 63 (512) 463-0688
Dan Flynn 2 (512) 463-0880
Ken King 88 (512) 463-0736
Four Price 87 (512) 463-0470
Geanie Morrison 30 (512) 463-0456
Jim Murphy 133 (512) 463-0514
Linda Koop 102 (512) 463-0454
Kyle Kacal 12 (512) 463-0412
Chris Paddie 9 (512) 463-0556
Dade Phelan 21 (512) 463-0706

2. RSVP to United We Dream’s Wedneseday SB4-vote Vigil at the Capitol here.

3.  #txlege Resistance at the capitol. If you can be at the capitol to register your support or opposition to a bill, please join us.  See our post on this initiative here. We’ll be in the building in the morning as a point of contact. If you’d like to reach out, the best way to reach us is via DM on Twitter.  Bill list for Monday, April 24http://bit.ly/resistApril24

 

4. Every day. Keep the pressure on. Here is the “Evergreen List” of calls to keep making to your Texas state HOUSE REPS:
  • FIGHT GERRYMANDERING: Call House Redistricting chair Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464 Email: cindy.burkett@house.texas.gov. Demand that she schedule a redistricting hearing to address Texas’ racist gerrymandering. Bills awaiting hearing in committee are HJR 32/HB 369, HJR 74, and HJR 118. NONE of any redistricting bills introduced over the past 4 cycles have been called to hearing. That means that in the past 8 years, every effort to de-gerrymander Texas has been ignored.
  • FIGHT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose SB4, its House committee subsititute and its companion bill HB 889. (You should also tell your Rep to oppose all of the companion bills to these bills: HB 611, HB 754, HB 889, and HB 1308). Read our post on SB4 and this issue here.
  • FIGHT DISCRIMINATION: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose any legislation that approves “bathroom bill”-type legislation like HB2889 or SB6More from us on SB6 here. Fact sheet here. Deep dive on “bathroom predator myth” here. HEARING AT THE CAPITOL IS ON HB2889 WEDNESDAY.
  • FIGHT DARK MONEY BUYING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Call your State House Representative to oppose the call for a “Convention of States”. If  HJR 39, passes the State House, Texas would become one of the 34 states needed to have a US Constitutional Convention. 28 States have approved such measures so far. Given the current political climate, there’s no telling what changes would be made to our Constitution, and how it would impact the separation of powers. If this doesn’t alarm you, it should.
  • FIGHT FOR TEXAS WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHTexas’ maternal mortality rate has doubled since the legislature cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Here’s a list of all the bills that extremists in the Texas Legislature are using to wage war on Texas women. Call state Senators and House reps and fight back.

Tuesday, April 25

1. Continue to call State House Reps to oppose SB4. Read our post here. If your Republican House Rep bills themselves as a “Constitutionally minded fiscal conservative,” remind your reps that not only is SB4 immoral, it is unconstitutional and fiscally disastrous. Lines of argument here. If you haven’t yet, RSVP to United We Dream’s Wednseday SB4-vote Vigil at the Capitol here.

Joe Straus 121 (512) 463-1000 San Antonio 78233
Todd Hunter 32 (512) 463-0672 Corpus Christi 78401
John Zerwas 28 (512) 463-0657 Fulshear 77406
Byron Cook 8 (512) 463-0730 Corsicana 75109
Charlie Geren 99 (512) 463-0610 Lakeside 76108
J.M. Lozano 43 (512) 463-0463 Mathis 78368
Dennis Bonnen 25 (512) 463-0564 West Columbia 77486
Dan Huberty 127 (512) 463-0520 Kingwood 77325
Trent Ashby 57 (512) 463-0508 Lufkin 75901
Phil King 61 (512) 463-0738 Springtown 76082
Tracy King 80 (512) 463-0194 Carrizo Springs 78834
James White 19 512-463-0490 Woodville 75979
John Frullo 84 (512) 463-0676 Lubbock 79414
Angie Chen Button 112 (512) 463-0486 Garland 75044
Will Metcalf 16 (512) 463-0726 Panorama Village 77304
Jodie Laubenberg 89 (512) 463-0186 Lavon 75166
Drew Darby 72 (512) 463-0331 San Angelo 76901
Sarah Davis 134 (512) 463-0389 West University Place 77005
Lyle Larson 122 (512) 463-0646 San Antonio 78260
Cindy Burkett 113 (512) 463-0464 Sunnyvale 75182
Larry Phillips 62 (512) 463-0297 Bonham 75418
Tan Parker 63 (512) 463-0688
Dan Flynn 2 (512) 463-0880
Ken King 88 (512) 463-0736
Four Price 87 (512) 463-0470
Geanie Morrison 30 (512) 463-0456
Jim Murphy 133 (512) 463-0514
Linda Koop 102 (512) 463-0454
Kyle Kacal 12 (512) 463-0412
Chris Paddie 9 (512) 463-0556
Dade Phelan 21 (512) 463-0706

2.  #txlege Resistance at the capitol. If you can be at the capitol to register your support or opposition to a bill, please join us.  See our post on this initiative here. We’ll be in the building in the morning as a point of contact. If you’d like to reach out, the best way to reach us is via DM on Twitter. Bill list for Tuesday, April 25http://bit.ly/resistApril25.

3. Every day. Keep the pressure on. Here is the “Evergreen List” of calls to keep making to your Texas state HOUSE REPS:
  • FIGHT GERRYMANDERING: Call House Redistricting chair Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464 Email: cindy.burkett@house.texas.gov. Demand that she schedule a redistricting hearing to address Texas’ racist gerrymandering. Bills awaiting hearing in committee are HJR 32/HB 369, HJR 74, and HJR 118. NONE of any redistricting bills introduced over the past 4 cycles have been called to hearing. That means that in the past 8 years, every effort to de-gerrymander Texas has been ignored.
  • FIGHT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose SB4, its House committee subsititute and its companion bill HB 889. (You should also tell your Rep to oppose all of the companion bills to these bills: HB 611, HB 754, HB 889, and HB 1308). Read our post on SB4 and this issue here.
  • FIGHT DISCRIMINATION: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose any legislation that approves “bathroom bill”-type legislation like HB2889 or SB6More from us on SB6 here. Fact sheet here. Deep dive on “bathroom predator myth” here. HEARING AT THE CAPITOL IS ON HB2889 WEDNESDAY.
  • FIGHT DARK MONEY BUYING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Call your State House Representative to oppose the call for a “Convention of States”. If  HJR 39, passes the State House, Texas would become one of the 34 states needed to have a US Constitutional Convention. 28 States have approved such measures so far. Given the current political climate, there’s no telling what changes would be made to our Constitution, and how it would impact the separation of powers. If this doesn’t alarm you, it should.
  • FIGHT FOR TEXAS WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHTexas’ maternal mortality rate has doubled since the legislature cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Here’s a list of all the bills that extremists in the Texas Legislature are using to wage war on Texas women. Call state Senators and House reps and fight back.

Wednesday, April 26

1. SB4 Vote Vigil at the Capitol. Wear black. Details at FB Event page here.

2.  #txlege Resistance at the capitol. If you can be at the capitol to register your support or opposition to a bill, please join us.  See our post on this initiative here. We’ll be in the building in the morning as a point of contact. If you’d like to reach out, the best way to reach us is via DM on Twitter.

3. Every day. Keep the pressure on. Here is the “Evergreen List” of calls to keep making to your Texas state HOUSE REPS:
  • FIGHT GERRYMANDERING: Call House Redistricting chair Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464 Email: cindy.burkett@house.texas.gov. Demand that she schedule a redistricting hearing to address Texas’ racist gerrymandering. Bills awaiting hearing in committee are HJR 32/HB 369, HJR 74, and HJR 118. NONE of any redistricting bills introduced over the past 4 cycles have been called to hearing. That means that in the past 8 years, every effort to de-gerrymander Texas has been ignored.
  • FIGHT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose SB4, its House committee subsititute and its companion bill HB 889. (You should also tell your Rep to oppose all of the companion bills to these bills: HB 611, HB 754, HB 889, and HB 1308). Read our post on SB4 and this issue here.
  • FIGHT DISCRIMINATION: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose any legislation that approves “bathroom bill”-type legislation like HB2889 or SB6More from us on SB6 here. Fact sheet here. Deep dive on “bathroom predator myth” here. HEARING AT THE CAPITOL IS ON HB2889 WEDNESDAY.
  • FIGHT DARK MONEY BUYING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Call your State House Representative to oppose the call for a “Convention of States”. If  HJR 39, passes the State House, Texas would become one of the 34 states needed to have a US Constitutional Convention. 28 States have approved such measures so far. Given the current political climate, there’s no telling what changes would be made to our Constitution, and how it would impact the separation of powers. If this doesn’t alarm you, it should.
  • FIGHT FOR TEXAS WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHTexas’ maternal mortality rate has doubled since the legislature cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Here’s a list of all the bills that extremists in the Texas Legislature are using to wage war on Texas women. Call state Senators and House reps and fight back.

 

Thursday, April 27

1. Call the House Calendars Committee to urge the members to oppose HB 1911 and HB 375, two extreme “permitless carry” bills. These bills are so extreme that even the NRA won’t back them.

HB 1911 makes the License to Carry a handgun optional and would allow people without background checks or any training to carry in public.

HB 375 is the same proposal, but even more egregious since it ties the hands of law enforcement, puts their lives at greater risk, and limits their ability to protect us.

2.  #txlege Resistance at the capitol. If you can be at the capitol to register your support or opposition to a bill, please join us.  See our post on this initiative here. We’ll be in the building in the morning as a point of contact. If you’d like to reach out, the best way to reach us is via DM on Twitter. HJR 39, the dangerous “Convention of States” bill, is being heard in the State & Federal Responsibility Committee at 8 a.m., Room E2.036.

3. Every day. Keep the pressure on. Here is the “Evergreen List” of calls to keep making to your Texas state HOUSE REPS:
  • FIGHT GERRYMANDERING: Call House Redistricting chair Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464 Email: cindy.burkett@house.texas.gov. Demand that she schedule a redistricting hearing to address Texas’ racist gerrymandering. Bills awaiting hearing in committee are HJR 32/HB 369, HJR 74, and HJR 118. NONE of any redistricting bills introduced over the past 4 cycles have been called to hearing. That means that in the past 8 years, every effort to de-gerrymander Texas has been ignored.
  • FIGHT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose SB4, its House committee subsititute and its companion bill HB 889. (You should also tell your Rep to oppose all of the companion bills to these bills: HB 611, HB 754, HB 889, and HB 1308). Read our post on SB4 and this issue here.
  • FIGHT DISCRIMINATION: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose any legislation that approves “bathroom bill”-type legislation like HB2889 or SB6More from us on SB6 here. Fact sheet here. Deep dive on “bathroom predator myth” here. HEARING AT THE CAPITOL IS ON HB2889 WEDNESDAY.
  • FIGHT DARK MONEY BUYING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Call your State House Representative to oppose the call for a “Convention of States”. If  HJR 39, passes the State House, Texas would become one of the 34 states needed to have a US Constitutional Convention. 28 States have approved such measures so far. Given the current political climate, there’s no telling what changes would be made to our Constitution, and how it would impact the separation of powers. If this doesn’t alarm you, it should.
  • FIGHT FOR TEXAS WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHTexas’ maternal mortality rate has doubled since the legislature cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Here’s a list of all the bills that extremists in the Texas Legislature are using to wage war on Texas women. Call state Senators and House reps and fight back.

 

Friday, April 28

1.  #txlege Resistance at the capitol. If you can be at the capitol to register your support or opposition to a bill, please join us.  See our post on this initiative here. We’ll be in the building in the morning as a point of contact. If you’d like to reach out, the best way to reach us is via DM on Twitter.

2. Every day. Keep the pressure on.Here is the “Evergreen List” of calls to keep making to your Texas state HOUSE REPS:
  • FIGHT GERRYMANDERING: Call House Redistricting chair Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464 Email: cindy.burkett@house.texas.gov. Demand that she schedule a redistricting hearing to address Texas’ racist gerrymandering. Bills awaiting hearing in committee are HJR 32/HB 369, HJR 74, and HJR 118. NONE of any redistricting bills introduced over the past 4 cycles have been called to hearing. That means that in the past 8 years, every effort to de-gerrymander Texas has been ignored.
  • FIGHT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose SB4, its House committee subsititute and its companion bill HB 889. (You should also tell your Rep to oppose all of the companion bills to these bills: HB 611, HB 754, HB 889, and HB 1308). Read our post on SB4 and this issue here.
  • FIGHT DISCRIMINATION: Call your House Rep and demand that they oppose any legislation that approves “bathroom bill”-type legislation like HB2889 or SB6More from us on SB6 here. Fact sheet here. Deep dive on “bathroom predator myth” here. HEARING AT THE CAPITOL IS ON HB2889 WEDNESDAY.
  • FIGHT DARK MONEY BUYING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Call your State House Representative to oppose the call for a “Convention of States”. If  HJR 39, passes the State House, Texas would become one of the 34 states needed to have a US Constitutional Convention. 28 States have approved such measures so far. Given the current political climate, there’s no telling what changes would be made to our Constitution, and how it would impact the separation of powers. If this doesn’t alarm you, it should.
  • FIGHT FOR TEXAS WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHTexas’ maternal mortality rate has doubled since the legislature cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Here’s a list of all the bills that extremists in the Texas Legislature are using to wage war on Texas women. Call state Senators and House reps and fight back.

 

Saturday, April 22

Also, check our calendar for community events happening this weekend.

Sunday, April 23

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