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LeftInTX

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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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Further attempt to disenfranchise Texas voters - House Committee hearing tomorrow (April 25)

Last week, the Senate passed SB 949 that would cap legal fees owed to successful challengers of redistricting and school finance claims to $250,000. This comes on the heels of yet another federal court ruling that found that Texas intentionally diluted minority votes when drawing the State House Districts in 2011. To date, the ongoing litigation surrounding this court case has topped $5 million. According to Senator Kirk Watson, D-Austin, [This] bill will make it harder for citizens of this state who are aggrieved by actions that violate the Constitution, to bring these cases.

HB 2221 is the House companion bill to SB 949, and its in the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. The bill is set for a hearing on Tuesday. We need to slow this bill down. NOW IS THE TIME TO CALL THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS and tell them you OPPOSE gerrymandering and therefore also OPPOSE HB 2221:

Chair: Rep. John T. Smithee (512) 463-0702
Vice Chair: Rep. Jessica Farrar (512) 463-0620

Members:
Rep. Roland Gutierrez (512) 463-0452 ***
Rep. Ana Hernandez (512) 463-0614
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (512) 463-0186
Rep. Andrew S. Murr (512) 463-0536
Rep. Victoria Neave (512) 463-0244 ***
Rep. Matt Rinaldi (512) 463-0468
Rep. Mike Schofield (512) 463-0528 (the AUTHOR of HB 2221)

*** Representatives that we know already will oppose HB 2221. But still okay to call to say thanks.

Next, CALL YOUR HOUSE REP and tell them to OPPOSE HB 2221.

From:

https://www.indivisibleaustin.com/actions-for-the-week/

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I called everyone on this list and said: I ask that this bill not be brought forward. It is designed to decrease voter participation in the electoral process. It is a threat to our republic. It is unpatriotic and a violation of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. "Congress shall make no law respecting .....the right of the people ....to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

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They snuck and passed that senate bill last week with barely a peep. This is the only MSM source I can find. I can't even find anything in the Texas Tribune:

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/senate-oks-bill-capping-legal-fees-250-000-certain-cases/uxLxzVQV3JDIShLlQXiyaP/
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