Thank you for your help through out this unusual session. I cannot tell you how much it encourages me to know you all are out there getting engaged and fighting for Texas and our families. I know there are many bills you may want to call on or wonder what the heck is happening, and believe me, I get it, however, we have reached a time where hard deadlines are hitting and basically if the bill is not already on the calendar it is dead. There are many reasons and many ways bills meet their demise and we will discuss all of these to the best we can after session at a session wrap up for Texas Eagle Forum. But today there is still work to do. Two priorities for us are listed below. Please act on these quickly!
As always THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
Call to Action : HB 29 Human Trafficking Omnibus Bill
The Senate Amendments require tech companies to respond quickly to law enforcement if human trafficking or violent crimes occur on their platforms or if they have information related to the crime.
~ March 2017: 14 year old girl was sexually assaulted by multiple men on Facebook Live
~ April 2017: Elderly man was brutally murdered on Facebook Live
~ May 2017: Change.org petition posted demanding Google, Facebook & others to stop supporting child sex trafficking
Learn more, read this article from the Washington Post.
Help law enforcement stop human trafficking & violent crimes online! Keep the Senate Amendments!
Conference Committee From the House
Chairwoman Senfronia Thompson
(512) 463-0720 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Diana Arevalo
(512) 463-0616 email@example.com
Rep. Nicole Collier
(512) 463-0716 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. John Frullo
(512) 463-0676 email@example.com
Rep. Morgan Meyer
(512) 463-0367 firstname.lastname@example.org
As we get the Senate list I will send but please start calling on this right away. The author of the bill is Chairwoman Thompson and has been doing great work for years on human trafficking when no one else believed it existed. There are a number of issue she and I may not agree on but this one we do!!
Call To Action : Contact ASAP for Pro-life Measure
Last night, House Bill 3124 was amended to add language from Senate Bill 20 (ProLife health insurance reform), which would ban abortion coverage in private insurance plans as well as plans offered to state employees and participants in the Affordable Care Act. Abortion coverage would have to be purchased in supplemental plans.
Learn more, read this article from the Statesman.
Let our Representatives know that citizens will NOT accept the excuse of “House parliamentarian ruled Senate’s amendment non-germane.”
Rep. Lance Gooden
Pass this message on to your circle of influence and have them contact the Representatives too. Multiply your impact!