Friday, April 26, 2013

Anyone, Anywhere - Call Calendars Committee

We have been plugging away at making quality contacts to representatives, as constituent contacts carry the most weight.  If our bills are not set on the calendar within the next week, the bills will die in committee.  We need to move on to quantity.

Regardless of where you live, please call the Calendars Committee from 10-2 Saturday and all day Monday.  Ask to speak to the Chief of Staff if he or she is available, but if not, speak to whomever takes the call.  Ask if they support House Bills 741 & 1706.  Ask them to show their support by setting HBs 741 and 1706 on the calendar immediately.  Calls can be made very quickly - all of them could probably be made in 30 minutes, but if you only have 5 minutes, make three or four calls, starting at the top (unless one of the members is your rep.)

If calls are just not going to happen for you or you can call and email, please scroll down to the previous post for guidelines and sample emails and contact the members that way.  You can also personalize and use a sample email as a sort of script if you like when making phone calls.

Calendars Committee Members & Speaker's Phone Numbers:

Speaker of the House Rep. Joe Strauss -
(512) 463-1000

Chair Rep. Todd Hunter – District 32 (Corpus Christi area)
(512) 463-0672

Vice Chair Rep. Eddie Lucio III – District 38 (Harlingen/Brownsville area)
(512) 463-0606

Rep. Dan Branch – District 108 (Dallas)
(512) 463-0367

Rep. Angie Chen Button - District 112 (Richardson/Garland area)
(512) 463-0486

Rep. Byron Cook - District 8 (Corsicana/Palestine area)
(800) 643-7026 or (512) 463-0730

Rep Myra Crownover
- District 64 (Denton/Lake Dallas)
(512) 463-0582

Rep. John Frullo - District 84 (Lubbock)
(512) 463-0676

Rep. Charlie Geren - District 99 (River Oaks/Ft.Worth)
(512) 463-0610

Rep. John Kuempel - District 44 (Seguin/New Braunfels)
(512) 463-0602

Rep. Doug Miller - District 73 (New Braunfels/Fredericksburg)
(512) 463-0325

Rep. Craig Eiland - District 23 (Texas City/Seabrook/Galveston)
(512) 463-0502

These reps. are supportive; but we should still call them to make sure they prioritize the bills:

Rep. Roberto Alonzo – District 104 (Dallas)
(512) 463-0408

Rep. Sarah Davis - District 134 (Houston)
(512) 463-0389

Rep. Helen Giddings - District 109 (De Soto/south Dallas)
(512) 463-0953

Rep. Carol Alvarado – District 145 (Houston)
(512) 463-0732

If you are a Texas resident, you can also ask your own rep to support the bills & contact the Calendars Committee.
Find your rep here: 
Find their contact information here:

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If you get solid confirmation that a representative is in full support of both bills, please comment.  We should focus our efforts on the reps. who may not be.

Thank you for your support!

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