The Top 5 – January 30, 2017

Last week we started our Top 5 – a way to keep you informed on a weekly basis during the Texas legislative session We want you to know what is going on, what we are working on, and how you can be involved. We are all so busy – we get that, so we are trying to make it easier for you to think about engaging in the political process. We don’t have to be political experts to be concerned citizens. We just have to be willing to learn and willing to engage. Here is our TOP 5 for this week.

#1 Pray with us daily – Set your alarm on your phone with us at 7 pm each evening for the month of February and spend just ONE MINUTE in prayer for your state legislators, our Members of Congress, and our new President and Vice President. Michele Bachmann said this week in a speech that we heard that the most critical action that we could take is to step up our prayer lives and be in serious intercession for our leaders! We couldn’t agree more.

#2 We would like to know if you are planning to attend the TEXAS FAITH AND FAMILY DAY down in Austin on March 16th and to find out which legislation you would like to follow or learn about. Would you be willing to talk to legislators about one of these topics – such as protecting our electric grid in Texas, the dismemberment abortion ban, the Texas privacy act and a bill on abortion coercion? Can you sign up and then let us know that you are coming? Email Trayce Bradford at trayce.bradford@gmail.com. Check out all of the details here and register: http://texasfaithandfamily.com/

#3 Reach out to 5 friends today about an issue that you care about. If Texas Eagle Forum is helping you get connected and educated – feel free to share one of our articles or blogs. Encourage 5 friends to bill watch with you by signing up to follow a top bill that you care about. Just go to www.legis.state.tx.us

#4 The U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee is voting this Tuesday, January 31st at 10 am on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education. There have been a number of disconcerting reports about her stance on issues especially in the areas of Common Core and Student Data Mining. Dr. Karen R Effrem, MD – President of Education LIberty Watch gives a run down on those concerns about Mrs. DeVos. You can read some of the articles at http://edlibertywatch.org. Please make the HELP Committee and your own Senator aware of this concerning information and urge a NO vote! Here are the Members on that committee. Also the U.S. Senate Switchboard is at 202-224-3121 to call Senator Cruz and Senator Cornyn.

#5 Want a response to share on the Women’s March and the protests? Check out Bunni Pounds’ Your Revolutionary Leader is Here from our blog. We would love for you to share our blog posts on your social media or through your email lists.

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