March 5, 2021
The Texas Independence Referendum Act has finally received its first reading in the Texas House and has been assigned to a committee. Here’s what you…
|Date||What Issue?||Interaction Type||Interaction|
|2021-03-15||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Phone conversation||Aware of bill, has read it over but wants to wait for committee hearing before her mind is made up|
|2021-04-08||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Personal visit||Spoke to Her legislative director Erin Rowe and she indicated the representative was aware of HB1359 but had not made a decision yet to support Texas Independence|
|2021-04-08||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Phone conversation||I called Shelby Slawson and asked her aid if she had a position. The aid if she wanted me to send her a book. The aid said that Biterman had talked to her about it. Of course the aid was very noncommitted so I asked her if others had contacted her about it. She replied that they had. I reminded her that she was representing the people of her district and that I would called again next week.|
|2021-04-08||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Personal visit||Staff said they’re getting a lot of calls and emails. They won’t comment on her stance.|
|2021-04-09||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Personal visit||Met with staff, who were engaged with discussion. They have received many communications from constituents who support HB 1359. Reported that Rep. Slawson supports HB 1359.|
|2021-04-09||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Personal visit||visited her office April 8. We did not get to talk with Rep Slawson, but her staff was very helpful. However, they did not comment on her stance toward HB1359. I have called/emailed every week for Feb, March, and April to ask for support.|
|2023-03-11||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Personal visit||On 3/6/23 at Capitol office talked with Emile Gaucin-Rodarte and briefed her on the TIRA bill. I gave her a personal letter to Rep. Slawson attached to a draft TIRA bill asking for support of bill.|
|2023-03-16||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Phone conversation||I spoke to the staffer who answered and asked that the Rep be encouraged to get 3596 to a hearing asap. I said that I support TEXIT and asked that the Rep support it also.|
|2023-04-18||Texas Independence Referendum Act||Phone conversation||Spoke to Emile, (legislative assistant), asked for 3596 to be moved to committee, regardless of how she feels on the subject. The People ought to have a voice.|
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