Events

Meeting at the Home of Suzie Bayne – What We Can Do to Keep Texas Red

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 PM

Suzie is hosting a wine and cheese get together at her house on Thursday, Sept. 14th.  One of  Gov. Abbott’s field reps will be present to bring us up to speed about the upcoming 2018 elections.

What happens in our city and in our State will happen either because they prevail or because we remain engaged.   We all know that  ‘Opposition to Keeping Texas RED is Alive and Well’.   San Antonio, in our June Election, most decidedly went BLUE,  joining many of our other large cities that are already BLUE.  And  Battleground Texas is working behind the scenes every day to recruit Texans to join them  in their mission to turn the whole state BLUE.     Exploring what we can do is critical.   Know you agree.

WHAT CAN WE DO??   —  Help Get our Current Governor Re-elected.

A representative from Gov. Abbott’s Campaign for re-election will be here.

Come find out what good things are happening.

Come find out  about the exciting strategy and messaging that the campaign has.

This would be a great place to invest our energy in keeping Texas RED.

The hope is that we’ll learn what is happening and that we each can find a way to help get the word out.

Texas will remain “RED” only to the extent that we continue to care that it does.  And only to the extent that we make sure strong Republican leadership is elected statewide.    I’m still “IN”….

Are You???   Living in a RED or a BLUE state has very different outcomes.

And to keep Texas RED  requires that we all remain informed,  engaged and active.   It requires that we all remember to be grateful and not to take what we have for granted.

Thanks for  contributing where and when you can!

Look forward to hearing from you.
Warmest Regards,
Suzie

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Where to Look Up Official Answers

To see what bills were passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, go to:

https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/legbills/index.aspx

To look up bills in the Texas legislature and see their status, go to:

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/MnuLegislation.aspx

To see the latest news directly from the Governor, go to:

https://gov.texas.gov/news

To see the latest news from the Republican Party of Texas, go to:

https://www.texasgop.org/category/news/

 

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Sen. Donna Campbell Applauds Governor Abbott for Calling Special Session

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sen. Donna Campbell Applauds Governor Abbott for Calling Special Session
to Include Pro-Life Issues, Property Tax Relief, and Annexation Reform

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell released the following statement after Governor Abbott’s press
conference calling for a special session this afternoon:
“Time ran out on a number of issues critical to Texas families and homeowners this past legislative
session. Fortunately, we have a Governor who listens to the people and has boldly provided a remedy. I
commend Governor Abbott for answering the call of Texas citizens by adding annexation reform,
property tax relief, and pro-life issues to a special legislative session. As I stated after the filibuster of the
Texas Annexation Right-to-Vote Act, this issue is not going away. Guaranteeing Texans a voice in the
annexation process will make our local governments more accountable and limit their appetite to tax,
spend, and expand with no end in sight. We have the votes to end forced annexation in Texas and the
people will ultimately be victorious.”

State Senator Donna Campbell chairs the Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee and represents
Senate District 25, including parts of Austin and San Antonio

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Letter from Chairman Dickey Re: Special Session

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My Fellow Texas Republicans,

On behalf of Republicans across Texas, I thank Governor Greg Abbott for calling a special session to provide another opportunity to advance some of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Platform items left unfinished in the regular session.

Governor Abbott included in his call several items which relate to planks from the 2016 RPT Platform as noted:

  • Municipal annexation reformPlank 37: Property Rights
  • Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraudPlank 59: Fair Election Procedures
  • PrivacyPlank 87: Gender Identity
  • Prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion providersPlank 91: Funding
  • School choice for special needs studentsPlank 147: School Choice
  • Strengthening patient protections relating to do-not-resuscitate ordersPlank 100: Patient Protection
  • Property tax reformPlank 175: Tax Burden
  • Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union duesPlank 197: Right to Work
  • School finance reform commissionPlank 120: Funding
  • Caps on state and local spendingPlank 167: Spending Limitations

To view each platform plank in its entirety, click here.

We need your help to make sure these items are passed into law in a manner consistent with our Platform during this very brief special session. We encourage you to call your representatives right now and engage with them on these issues – find their contact info here. Also, plan to attend hearings and testify on bills during the 30-day session that begins on July 18. Check out the Lege Info section of the RPT website to learn how you can make a difference in the legislative process. Finally, stay tuned for updates, including our next webinar, “A Special Session Primer,” scheduled for June 13 at 7 PM.

I am delivering the message of our Platform to our legislators, and I am committed to working with you so your voice is heard. But I need the resources to ensure our victory, and time is short. Can you show us that you’re “all in” by joining the Grassroots Club today?

I will continue to be a strong voice for our Republican Party of Texas Platform and Priorities throughout the special session and encourage you to stay engaged with us for its duration.

Sincerely,

James Dickey
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas

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Governor Abbott Announces Special Session

June 6, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a legislative special session that will begin on July 18th, 2017.  In his announcement, Governor Abbott identified 20 items that will be included on the special session call.

“Considering all the successes of the 85th legislative session, we should not be where we are today,” said Governor Abbott.

A special session was entirely avoidable, and there was plenty of time for the legislature to forge compromises to avoid the time and taxpayer expense of a special session. As Governor, if I am going to call a special session, I intend to make it count.

Special session agenda items will include:

  1. Sunset legislation
  2. Teacher pay increase of $1,000
  3. Administrative flexibility in teacher hiring and retention practices
  4. School finance reform commission
  5. School choice for special needs students
  6. Property tax reform
  7. Caps on state and local spending
  8. Preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land
  9. Preventing local governments from changing rules midway through construction projects
  10. Speeding up local government permitting process
  11. Municipal annexation reform
  12. Texting while driving preemption
  13. Privacy
  14. Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues
  15. Prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion providers
  16. Pro-life insurance reform
  17. Strengthening abortion reporting requirements when health complications arise
  18. Strengthening patient protections relating to do-not-resuscitate orders
  19. Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud
  20. Extending maternal mortality task force
Events

Abbott University Training

This comprehensive training will cover four important topics every grassroots activist should know:

  • Advantage Voter Contact System
  • Social Media
  • Voter Registration
  • Organization Building

Event Details:

Saturday, March 11th

9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Bexar County Republican HQ
909 NE Loop 410, Floor 5
San Antonio, TX. 78209

Reserve your spot today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abbott-university-san-antonio-311-tickets-32445053027

Please Contact Sarah Saiz at (956)  605- 5799