There’s an old saying in Tennessee, at least it’s in Texas, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — can’t get fooled again.
Senate Bill 7, an omnibus election bill that deals with administration issues at the heart of the assault on our elections and the rule of law in 2020, has passed out of the Senate and is now in the House where it needs to be read for the first time and referred to committee.
Call on Speaker Phelan to expedite this emergency item for first reading and assignment to committee.
Office # (512) 463-1000
In 2019, major election integrity legislation was delayed in the legislature and ultimately killed. Texans won’t get fooled again.
And, while this session appears to be different (SB7 beat 2019’s SB9 to the House by 10 days and HB6 is stronger than any HB authored and heard in 2019), pressure on lawmakers to abandon needed reforms is mounting.
Major corporations and the media is arrayed against needed election integrity bills, specifically SB7 and HB6, and lawmakers need to hear from constituents to counteract this energy.
Where we are now was the first major delay in the process in 2019. It took almost two weeks for SB9 to be read and referred after it moved from the Senate to the House.
Keeping that old saying from Tennessee in mind, our first job is to beat that two-week delay. Give Speaker Phelan’s office a polite call to expedite this emergency item for first reading and assignment to committee his office number is (512) 463-1000.
We’ll have more steps after this is done but let’s take things one step at a time.