Update: The Texas Religious Freedom Amendment, HJR 110, was heard in the House State Affairs Committee yesterday and has been left pending. It is very important to continue to contact the committee and express your support (see contact information below). Please also contact your own State Representative and Senator and encourage them to coauthor the amendment.
The Texas Religious Freedom Amendment, HJR 110, is scheduled for a committee hearing today in the Texas House Committee on State Affairs. The committee will meet this afternoon at 1:30 p.m or upon adjournment. Please contact the State Affairs Committee members and express your support for the Texas Religious Freedom Amendment.
Religious liberty is one of our most foundational freedoms, but today this God-given right to freely exercise religious faith is under increasing attack by government at all levels. The Texas Religious Freedom Amendment would provide clear and specific protection in our state constitution for religious freedom. A state religious freedom constitutional amendment provides the best guarantee of lasting protection for citizens’ religious liberties from an overreaching legislature, government bureaucracy, or the courts.
The amendment is supported by leading constitutional and religious liberty scholars, including Liberty Institute President and CEO Kelly Shackelford.
Take a stand for religious freedom in Texas – please contact the House State Affairs Committee members and express your support for the Texas Religious Freedom Amendment. Also, if you have not already, please contact your State Senator and State Representative and encourage them to coauthor the amendment.
Take Action: Contact the Texas House Committee on State Affairs
Chair, Rep. Byron Cook (R), 512-463-0730, email@example.com
Vice-Chair, Rep. Helen Giddings (D), 512-463-0953, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R), 512-463-0536, email@example.com
Rep. Rene Oliveira (D), 512-463-0640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. John Smithee (R), 512-463-0702, email@example.com
Rep. Sylvester Turner (D), 512-463-0554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Tom Craddick (R), 512-463-0500, email@example.com
Rep. Jessica Farrar (D), 512-463-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. John Frullo (R), 512-463-0676, email@example.com
Rep. Charlie Geren (R), 512-463-0610, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Patricia Harless (R), 512-463-0496, email@example.com
Rep. Dan Huberty (R), 512-463-0520, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jose Menendez (D), 512-463-0634, email@example.com