2010 Texas Voters’ Guide- Click here. www.freevotersguide.com November 2, 2010 is Election Day. You can also pick up Texas Voters Guide at our Austin, Texas office at 900 Congress, Suite #220. Call us at 512-478-2220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Social Studies/Constitution & Founding Fathers in School Curriculum/Christmas Issue at State Board of Education (2010): Click here for updates.
Abstinence/Sex Education Battles (2010): Click here for updates.
Pro-Life/Abortion/Planned Parenthood Battles (2010): Click here for updates.
Legal Cases on Faith, Family & Freedom issues: https://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/?s=court
Protection of the Constitution and our Constitutional Principles & Freedoms: https://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/?s=constitution
Texas Legislative Summary: Taxes Rejected, Family Values Protected- 2009 Texas Legislative Summary
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Childrens’ & Parental Rights At Stake-CPS Expansive of Power Needs to Stopped-Thank You Gov. Perry For the VETO of SB 1440!
SB 1440, which is an unconstitutional attack on children and parental rights as a result of a drastic 4 page amendment on the last days of the session, has still not been acted on by Gov. Perry. Children should not be torn from their homes and be traumatized because of an uncorroborated, anonymous tip. Gov. Perry has just a few days left to sign or VETO SB 1440. click here to read more about this issue details from previous posts. https://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/parental-rights-in-jeopardy-ask-gov-perry-to-veto-sb-1440/
Today, a broad coalition of groups sent a letter urging Gov. Perry to VETO SB 1440. Click here for Letter to Gov. Perry SB1440 VETOrequest TheHonR Perry 06 15 09
Click here to see the long list of very diverse groups/entities/persons calling for a VETO of SB 1440(we keep updating it as it keeps growing!): VETO SB1440
Also, in the letter is a statement from the House Sponsor of SB 1440, Rep. Jerry Madden (R-Plano) who now says he expects for Gov. Perry to VETO SB 1440 and that a mistake was made by accepting the amendment with the unconstitutonal language. Please call Rep. Madden and thank him (512) 463-0544.
Please Call Gov. Perry TODAY and ask him to VETO SB 1440 (512)-463-2000.
2009 Texas Legislative Session Summary
From the front lines of the Texas Legislature: Despite a change in D.C. and a more liberal coup in the Texas House (which helped many dangerous have progress that would have previously never moved an inch), there is good news to report, but also some unfinished business.
Taxes: The business/franchise tax now exempts from the tax, businesses with a revenue of less than $1 million and property tax appraisers now must include foreclosure sales when computing the market value of a homestead. Also, TEA Party groups, FMF and others, helped end the local-option transportation tax on the last day. This was HUGE!
Science Prevails, Censorship Rejected: We answered the call and defeated efforts to censor and ban discussion and criticism of evolution in the classroom, before the SBOE. This issue was intertwined with the Legislature as House members signed a letter supporting our position and filed a bill to protect these freedoms, if necessary. Over 10,000 emails and many phone calls made a difference! This affects 4 million students and was covered internationally!
State Board of Education (SBOE) Attacked: FMF fought successfully against liberal bills that stripped textbook and curriculum authority away from the elected SBOE and another, HB 710, would have taken power away from the voters to decide the future and existence of SBOE members and the entity itself. We were the key to the demise of these and many other SBOE attack bills, with your help. We are outraged that SBOE Chairman, Don McLeroy, was blocked from confirmation by 11 Democrat Senators. Despite our best efforts to the contrary, the Senate discussion focused on his Christian beliefs and the opinion of the N.Y. Times. Outrageous.
Planned Parenthood Failed Takeover of Texas Sex Ed: Planned Parenthood and other groups put all their efforts toward forcing Texas students to learn more about condoms, contraception, and various sexual lifestyles, and less about abstinence. Almost every day at the Capitol, you could see small groups of women and children carrying Planned Parenthood bags, working on this issue. But, we provided key testimony and documentation and pulled together a strong and united coalition of groups across the state in opposition to these bills, which we defeated.
New Hate Crimes Law for Children? Not On Our Watch: Can you image your ten year-old child being charged with a “hate crime”? That’s the bill that almost became law this session, HB 824. This bill passed the full House, and passed the Senate State Affairs Committee. Just last week, it was one step away from heading to Gov. Perry’s desk before we were finally able to stop it. We also stopped a hate crimes bill and a “bullying” bill that would have given special class protection to “transgender’ persons.
Pro-Life, Pro-Family Legislation: Some Gains, Some Setbacks: The Pro-Life Lobby Day was a huge success with hundreds of you in attendance. The Ultrasound and Choose Life license plate bills had a majority of support by the House & Senate, but the Ultrasound bill was blocked by liberal delays related to Voter I.D. and the Choose Life plate fell victim to political posturing on the last day. Adult Stem cell treatment and research funding of $5 million will continue and the Alternatives to Abortion fund was increased from $5 to $8 million. Adult Stem Cell and Divorce Reform bills ran out of time before a House vote. We also stifled efforts to undermine parental and informed consent and embryonic stem cell/cloning bills
Attack on Voters Guides & Others Dangerous Legislation Averted: HB 2511, which we were able to stop after it passed out of the House, would have had a dramatic negative impact on our voters guide. I even heard one legislator tell me that he was working on a way to ban our Voters’ Guides from being passed out in churches, something federal law clearly protects! We also knocked down efforts to create a new Infanticide law (mother who murders her infant could have receive only 6 months jail time if she claimed postpartum stress, currently this is a Capitol Murder crime) and multiple bills that sought to bring casino gambling to Texas.