The Texas Tribune reports the members appointed by Lt Governor Dan Patrick to his two advisory committees. Advising the Lt. Governor is, the first of its kind, the Citizen Advisory Council. Appointed to the Council are business and industry leaders that heavily lobby the Legislature and make millions on state contracts. Appointed to the Grassroots Advisory Board are Tea Party leaders that will advise the Lt. Governor on topics including border security, education reform, and tax relief.
January 22, 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade. The fight over women’s rights continues as States continue to pass laws prohibiting women the right to sexual and reproductive privacy. Planned Parenthood applauded the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act to the US Congress. Read Cecile Richards’ statement to learn more.
ICYMI - Bob Massey from Killeen Daily Herald attended the January Committee of Correspondence meeting. The article was published in the Harker Heights section of the Killeen paper on Friday, January 16, 2015. If you missed it you can still Read the article.
Congratulations to Glenda Turck and all the members of the Committee of Correspondence!
Project TEAM opportunity:
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Voter registration, digital engagement, political coordination, data analysis, voter protection... 2015 will be a busy year for Battleground Texas.
Do you want to be a part of our headquarters team in Austin making it all happen? Or know somebody who might be interested?
Happy New Year Fellow Democrats!
The beginning of a new year is the time we reassess and set our goals for the upcoming year. In 2015, Bell County Democrats will focus on Project TEAM, Together Everyone Achieves More. For Bell County Democrats to be competitive in 2016, Project TEAM includes plans for the following:
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To our Sustaining Members, thank you for your generosity. Your continuing support keeps our office running, affords us the opportunity to educate voters, and paves the way for our continuing efforts during the 2015 State Legislature and the 2016 Elections.
On the ballot this year besides the candidates is a statewide proposition for the Texas Department of Transportation providing funding for new highway projects from the rainy day funds. So what does that mean and how would it work?