Speak Up For Voters And Civic Education
Ready for phase two in the fight for #FairMaps?
Ready to speak up for students and the importance of civic education programs?
And finally, are you ready to keep speaking against legislation that just makes it harder to vote in the state of Texas?
Get A Hearing On...
HB 3008 and HB 3009 seek to establish project-based civics instruction for middle school students and high school students. This is so key to bringing about the culture of civic engagement in Texas that we talk so much about. For more, read: 'Action Civics' Enlists Students in Hands-On Democracy.
TAKE ACTION by contacting members of the House Public Education Committee to ask for a hearing on these two bills! Contact your own state rep as well and tell them to support these bills too.
Follow up by participating in the Civics 4 Y'all Lobby Day at the Capitol this Friday, April 12th! Register HERE!
Move Them Out Of Committee:
Last week we got to hear some great redistricting bills laid out before the House Redistricting Committee. Now it's time to get them a vote.
TAKE ACTION by contacting Redistricting Committee members to thank them for the hearing and urge them to vote on these bills so that they might have a chance to continue on in the process. Rep. Celia Israel tweeted just this week that an independent redistricting commission "deserves an open debate"and WE AGREE!
** Be sure to call for a vote on HB 3421, HJR 123 and HB 3928, as well as HB 104 (end prison gerrymandering)!
Never Let Up In The Fight For Voters!
Last but no less critical: SB 9 could come up on the Senate floor at any time which means we need to stay on senators about how bad this bill is for Texas voters. At a time when we need to be building up the vote, there are still some in the Texas Legislature who want to take one of the hardest states in which to vote and keep it that way.
TAKE ACTION by following the action alert from the League of Women Voters of Texasand send a message to your legislator that you want them to vote NO.
**BONUS ACTION: Remind your senator that David Whitley is still unfit to serve as Texas Secretary of State! See this excellent piece from Amanda Gnaedinger of Common Cause Texas.