Monday, May 09, 2011

SB 723 Update 6

Like Jason, SB 723 is turning out to be in this 82nd Texas Legislative session the bill that will not die.  

Just got the word from Legislative Queery and bia an action alert from Meghan Stabler that Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) has placed the unjust bill back on the Senate 'intent calendar' for May 10.  

So you know what we have to do.  Call and e-mail the Texas Democratic senators and tell them to keep up the united front and 'oppose SB 723' with special attention on Sen. Carlos Uresti.     Sen. Uresti is rumored to be the 20th vote the Republicans need to bring this unjust legislation to the senate floor.

There's also this link to a form e-mail that will be sent to you Texas senator..  

Of course, if you're a do it yourself kind of person, Moni's going to make it easy for you to call the Texas Dem senators and urge them to show the same kind of leadership the Democratic senators in Wisconsin did.

Here are those addresses and phone numbers.   Let them know the eyes of trans Texans and our allies are STILL upon them.:

Mario Gallegos (512) 463-0106

Wendy Davis (512) 463-0110

Rodney G. Ellis (512) 463-0113

Kirk Watson (512) 463-0114

John Whitmire (512) 463-0115

Carlos I. Uresti (512) 463-0119

Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (512) 463-0120

Judith Zaffirini (512) 463-0121

Royce West (512) 463-0123

Leticia R. Van de Putte (512) 463-0126

Eduardo A. (Eddie) Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127

José R. Rodríguez (512) 463-0129

For SB 723 to become law, it has to get voted out of the Senate by May 20, and then it must go through the legislative process in the Texas House by May 25.

HB 3098, the companion bill by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R- Brenham) is still in committee.  It dies if it isn't voted out of committee by midnight CDT tonight.

Let's get busy and kill this unjust bill..

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