Pardon the pun, but today and tomorrow’s Texas House votes present a watershed moment for all Texans. In an hour or two, House Bill 3298 (Gridzilla) will maraud the floor. Watch it online here. (We wrote you this about the bill).
Tomorrow (Friday), House Bill 2595, hits the House floor. HB 2595 will destroy the 110-year old rights of citizens to petition their city government for a vote of the people. (We wrote you this about it.)
Find your rep here.
(If you want to email them use their first name dot last name @house.state.tx.us)
If the business lobbies, hiding behind “conservatism” take our water and our very rights to have a check and balance on municipal government — the right to petition — there is no way out without some new tools for organizing we do not yet have.
So, dear friends, it really is up to you to put a stop to the monkey business.