1. Don McLeroy, State Board of Education member, needs your help to be CONFIRMED as chairman of the SBOE, which requires a 2/3rds of the 31 Texas State Senators to vote in favor of him. His nomination as chairman was approved yesterday bythe Senate Nominations committee. Don McLeroy has been unfairly attacked by some because of his PERSONAL religious beliefs as a Christian. He’s even been attacked for religious statements he’s made while at church! CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR today and tell he or she to REJECT a Religious Test and please Support Don McLeroy!
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The Ultrasound Bill, the Texas House State Affairs Committee passed SB 182 passed it, the Ultrasound bill, yesterday! The bill will now go to the Calendars Committee and then to full House for a vote. Please call the Calendars Committee.
TAXES: We still need action to oppose SB 855, as it will be voted on by the full House tomorrow! This is the transportation tax bill that will have the effect of raising gas taxes by 125%. Call (512) 463-4630 now and ask for your House member and tell him or her you oppose SB 855.
SB 1569 is also before the House for a vote today, regarding acceptance of federal stimulus money, if Texas expands unemployment insurance to part-time employees.