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Texas Legislative Guide

At Liberty Institute, one of our main goals is to educate and empower citizens to become active and engaged participants in their government.  One of our most effective tools in helping citizens become active and engaged is our free Texas Legislative Guide. The guide is a powerful tool that informs and empowers Texans on how to contact their elected officials.  It provides a large amount of useful information,  including:

  • Federal and State Directories with contact information of your elected officials
  • District maps and committee memberships
  • An overview of the legislative process at the state and federal level
  • Information on how to write, call, or email your elected officials
  • And much more

To receive the Texas Legislative Guide for yourself or for a larger group, please contact David Walls, our Grassroots Coordinator in our Austin office, at 512-478-2220.  Guides can be picked up now at our Plano or Austin offices, or we can bulk mail larger quantities.  For use on a computer, you can also download a pdf of the guide at


Click here to see our “Keys to Legislative Advocacy” summary.  

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you are trying to influence a legislator or legislation:       


  • Be specific and know your facts
  • Be honest, direct, positive, and brief
  • Attend hearings on specific bills and register and/or testify in support for or against the bills
  • Show your legislator how legislation you support will help the district
  • Check the progress of the bills that interest you as often as possible
  • Treat your legislator as a friend and an intelligent citizen
  • Invite legislators to a local program in your area
  • Write a thank-you letter after a visit or supportive action taken by your legislator
  • Write letters to the editor or opinion articles for your local newspaper 


  • Be argumentative or abrasive
  • Press for an answer from your legislator on the first in-person visit
  • Interrupt them when they are obviously busy or in a hurry

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