This week has been thrilling, but rough. After passing the Property with a bipartisan supermajority (historic progress!), Rep. Moody’s HB 63 (cannabis penalty reduction) was immediately met with firm opposition from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.
Many felt discouraged, but we’ve approved the problem! Thanks to your assist, we’ve pushed again with countless numbers of calls and e mail to his office and other senators, which include Prison Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire, the longest serving member of the senate. He claimed, “I don’t believe that it’s dead and I’m likely to do the very best I can [to round up assist]. I’m striving to see if we have the votes in the Criminal Justice Committee to get it to the [Senate] floor.”
We need to have your guidance to continue to keep preventing!
We’re fast paced delivering academic and resource materials to senators, mobilizing grassroots motion, and guaranteeing favorable media coverage. This 7 days, our work was covered by Forbes, the Huffington Post, the Related Press, CBS, NBC, Texas General public Radio, San Antonio Express, KLBJ 590 Radio, Spectrum (x3), Texas Tribune (x2), Austin American Statesman, and the Texas Observer.
Here’s the most current:
Speak to the Lt. Governor to allow him know you support smart marijuana coverage in Texas!
Simply call the Lt. Governor’s office: (512) 463-0001. Here’s what to say when you get in touch with:
“Howdy, my identify is ___. It has occur to my consideration that the Lieutenant Governor is standing in the way of significant legislation, HB 63. This is a pretty vital coverage to me, which I feel ought to be instituted. Marijuana penalty reduction was supported by extra than 80% of the Texas GOP when they voted to incorporate the topic in their occasion platform. I am requesting that the Lieutenant Governor rethink his posture and allow for a hearing in the Senate on this bipartisan proposal.”
The legislative session finishes on May possibly 27, providing us just weeks to gain the assistance necessary in the Senate to go HB 63.
Let us preserve pushing!
The submit Lt. Gov. Patrick is seeking to shut down HB 63, but we’re not going down with no a battle! appeared to start with on Texans for Liable Cannabis Coverage.