ACTION- ACTION- ACTION!!!
The Texas Independence Day celebration/meet-up group of 55+ people was enthusiastic, and Action Focused! If you weren’t there, you missed a good time, but you can join in for the big push. The Most Important thing to take action on at this stage is to Call Elected State Officials, i.e., make this their number one issue and pressure-point.
ALERT! Texas Independence Act just referred to State Affairs Committee.
New #1 Action Item: Call State Affairs Committee Chair Chris Paddie. He determines whether or not the bill will get a hearing. Call his office right now and tell him to schedule Representative Biedermann’s HB 1359 for a hearing immediately. His Capitol office number is (512) 463-0556.
Committee Referral article, with all State Affairs Committee Rep’s phone number links. https://tnm.me/news/political/texas-independence-referendum-act-referred-to-committee/
Anyone can Join TNM here, and your membership fee/donation will help keep us on radio, get billboards up, and get us on TV.
Let’s all make this happen and RETURN TO TEXAS INDEPENDENCE!
Original Action Item, now #2: Here’s a copy of the process and contacts discussed and distributed at the meeting. Keep this info on your device so you can call anytime from anywhere.
CALL. Email also if you wish. Calls are MUCH MORE impactful. BURN UP the phone lines!
If you are not able to talk to the elected official directly, ask for a Legislative Staffer. Tell them you would like your issues registered and communicated to the elected official. Be sure they take your name, address, and zip, to confirm you are their district constituent.
- Tell them Rep. Kyle Biedermann’s Texas Independence Act, HB 1359, is gaining support from Texans.
- Ask Representatives to sign on to House bill HB 1359 as a co-author. Ask everyone else to support Texas Independence.
- Ask them, or their staff, where they stand on the issue, how this ranks on their list, etc.
- Tell them whether or not they personally support independence, that they are the People’s representative, and that you are asking them to support the People’s right to decide and vote in a referendum this November.
- REPEAT THIS WEEKLY, with State Rep. and Speaker of the House being priority now, only if you can’t get to all 5 of the officials below.
Be respectful, so they will take your call the next time. Discuss your issues, etc. Enjoy the interaction!
***Your State Representative – see list below; additional info here> https://www.texastribune.org/directory/
***Speaker of the House Dade Phelan (R): (512) 463-1000
Senator Paul Bettencourt (R): (512) 463-0107
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R): (512) 463-0001
Governor Greg Abbott (R): (512) 463-2000
House District/Rep: Party: Phone:
126 Sam Harless (R) (512) 463-0496
127 Dan Huberty (R) (512) 463-0520
130 Tom Oliverson (R) (512) 463-0661
132 Mike Schofield (R) (512) 463-0528
133 Jim Murphy (R) (512) 463-0514
135 Jon Rosenthal (D) (512) 463-0722
138 Lacey Hull (R) (512) 463-0727
141 Sefronia Thompson(D) (512) 463-0720
150 Valoree Swanson (R) (512) 463-0572
Action item number three: If your guests did not get registered with TNM, please forward them this communication. They can register as a supporter and join as a member, and keep on board with all communications, events, etc. Also, don’t overlook spouses, voting-age children, and friends that could be signed up easily at https://tnm.me.