Legislative Action Alert–Voter ID

Excerpt of a Legislative Action Alert I received from the Republican Party of TX…

At this late hour in the 81st session of the Texas Legislature, your state needs you. Democrats are stalling bills regarding veterans’ benefits, public education funding, teacher pay raises, tax reform, eminent domain and other important issues simply because they don’t want to move through the calendar of bills and face a vote on the the Voter ID bill. So they are stalling by “chubbing,” and bringing the House to a crawl.

Our Republican House members are unified and standing firm for the normal order of business, while the other side wants to create chaos.

Nearly 70 percent of the citizens of our state support mandating photo ID to cast a vote in our elections, yet the Democrats under Rep. Jim Dunnam’s direction are standing in the way. At a press conference Wednesday they tried to bluff the media into thinking that they had the votes to block Voter ID – even though the majority of this state wants it. That strategy failed when a third of the Democratic Caucus failed to show up. Then they threatened to run out of town rather than face a vote on Voter ID – even though the majority of this State wants it.

When that strategy also failed, they brought the House to a grinding halt by engaging in chatter on non-controversial bills, just to slow down the House and keep themselves from having to face the Voter ID bill. In this filibuster action, the Dunnam Democrats are keeping the House from doing the people’s business. The Dunnam Democrats are blocking needed action on the Texas Department of Insurance sunset bill. The Dunnam Democrats are blocking needed action on a bill that would deal with organized crime in our state. They are blocking needed action on a bill that would protect our children from predators.

The Dunnam Democrats are blocking the state’s business – your business – to block a vote on a bill that you and millions of other Texans want.

They must be stopped.

Call Rep. Jim Dunnam’s office in Austin and let him know that you are angry. Let him know that you are watching as he and his cronies bring the Texas House to a halt, just so he and his party can block a bill that would help ensure that Texas elections are fair and free. Let him know that voter fraud is not acceptable, and if he continues to enable voter fraud by blocking Senate Bill 362, he is inspiring the entire state of Texas to rise up and throw him out of office.

Call Rep. Jim Dunnam – (512) 463-0508. To send an e-mail, click here.

If you live in the district of one of the following Democrats, your duty to call is especially acute. These Democrats need to hear from you, that you support voter ID and will remember their vote next election day.

District 101 – Rep. Robert Miklos – (512) 463-0464
District 133 – Rep. Kristi Thibaut – (512) 463-0514
District 11 – Rep. Chuck Hopson – (512) 463-0592
District 47 – Rep. Valinda Bolton – (512) 463-0652
District 3 – Rep. Mark Homer – (512) 463-0650
District 52 – Rep. Diana Maldonado – (512) 463-0670
District 102 – Rep. Carol Kent – (512) 463-0454
District 107 – Rep. Allen Vaught – (512) 463-0244
District 34 – Rep. Abel Herrero – (512) 463-0462
District 85 – Rep. Joe Heflin – (512) 463-0604
District 96 – Rep. Chris Turner – (512) 463-0374

Need to find your Texas representatives’ (or any of your representatves from the federal level on down)? Click HERE.


Posted on May 25, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I sent an email just now, telling Rep. Dunnam that it is un-American to deny me and other Texans our representation by stonewalling Voter ID. I encouraged him to be a statesman, considering the good our state and country as one person, one vote is a foundational issue, and assured him that we citizens of TX are looking forward to showing our photo ID.

    If you call, make sure you get the name of the person answering the phone, and have them read back your name and address. They are not required to record the call without name and address.

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