Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Heading To The ATX Again
And yeah, got my Slurpee before I headed back to H-town.
This lobby day is happening nearly 20 years to the day I made my first ever Texas lege trans lobby trip in 1999 organized by TGAIN, the forerunner org of TENT.
Same Pink Dome, but a different Texas legislative configuration. Even Austin is way larger population wise than when I first started coming to lobby the Lege.
We have a long list of good bills to support, but are also concerned about the bad ones like SB 15, that would kill already passed non discrimination ordinances in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Plano, Carrollton and El Paso and prevent cities from enacting those laws
Texas LGBTQ Legislative Caucus this session, and looking forward to talking to the members of it in addition to my own state rep and state senator.
My behind is already in bed as you read this because I have a 7:35 AM Megabus departure from downtown Houston to get to our state capitol, and the alarm is set for 5 AM CST
I sure hope the route we're going to take to Austin is via I-10 west to TX 71 because I despise going there via US 290.