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Toll-Free Texas Day this Monday!

Next Monday, March 23 is Toll-Free Texas Day – a Citizen Lobby Day at the Capitol sponsored by: Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), Texas Eagle Forum and Grassroots America Toll roads are a form of double taxation, and they do not belong in Texas. Predictably, Austin is overrun with toll road lobbyists. Join …

March 20, 2015

JoAnn – Conference Call Thurs w/House Members

Grassroots America Kicks Off Weekly Conference Calls with Legislators Mobilizing the Texas grassroots conservative movement  Empowering “We the People” What’s really happening in the Texas Legislature? What bills are moving? What bills are stuck? Find out what YOU can do to help. Join us for a Texas Grassroots Conference Call! Mark your calendar now for …

February 28, 2015

Austin update from our Executive Director JoAnn Fleming:

Austin update from our Executive Director JoAnn Fleming:   Friends, This is a two-part message.  First, today Gov. Greg Abbott gave his State of the State message at a joint session of the Texas House and Senate.  He laid out his emergency items and other top priorities. In a press release, Grassroots America gave this review: …

February 18, 2015

Grassroots America Comments on Governor Abbott’s “State of the State” Message & Legislative Priorities

Grassroots America Comments on Governor Abbott’s  “State of the State” Message & Legislative Priorities  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 Contact:  JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, (903) 360-2858 or Austin, Texas – Today, Grassroots America’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming commended Governor Greg Abbott for several priorities he outlined in his State of the State Address. …

February 18, 2015

Tell These Officials to Fund Border Security Now!

        Action Alert! Border Security is at risk in the Texas House! A 2/15/15 conference call with JoAnn Fleming (Grassroots America) and Dale Huls (Clear Lake TEA Party) sounded the alarm to start calling key TX House Committee members this week.  At stake is continued funding for the Texas National Guard, which …

February 16, 2015

JoAnn: Conference Call – Border Security

Urgent Conference Call Sunday, February 15 @ 3 PM CST. What:  Urgent conference call regarding state border security funding with JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America Why:   Funding for continued border enforcement is necessary while we continue to work toward the strongest state border enforcement measures possible. Without funding in the Supplemental Spending bill for …

February 13, 2015

Interstate Compacts to Address Illegal Immigration and Border Security

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February 5, 2015

Interstate Compact Executive Summary

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February 5, 2015

Lt. Gov. Appoints Our Exec. Director!

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January 27, 2015

History will repeat. San Jacinto will follow the Alamo and Goliad.

History will repeat. San Jacinto will follow the Alamo and Goliad. Grassroots America applauds the 19 Texas House heroes who heard the voters of Texas and voted for conservative change. But first, a review of recent history is in order… Over the last three election cycles, voters have fired from office Big Government Republican legislators …

January 15, 2015

Fleming & Schaefer representing East Texas in Austin

Fleming & Schaefer Panelists for Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 13th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature    On January 8 in Austin, Grassroots America’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming and District 6 State Representative Matt Schaefer will bring constitutional conservative solutions to a panel titled “Texas and Immigration: State Solutions for a National Challenge” at Texas Public …

January 5, 2015

Twitter Handles for Republican Texas House Members

Twitter Handles for Republican Texas House Members – Alphabetical GAWTP Oust Straus Project ALL EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME@HOUSE.STATE.TX.US House Member District email or facebook Twitter Handle House Member District Phone Capitol phone Comments Charles ‘Doc’ Anderson 56 DocAnderson4TX Charles ‘Doc’ Anderson (512) 463-0135 Trent Ashby 57 Trent Ashby (512) 463-0508 Jimmie Don Aycock …

December 12, 2014

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JoAnn Fleming – Texas Budget & Debt Picture

November 22, 2013

Still Hiding from Taxpayers

Friends,  We continue to hear horror stories from taxpayers frustrated about misinformation and outright lies told about bond elections.  From school board trustees describing the Tyler ISD $160.5 million bond package as “getting schools for free” to folks who couldn’t seem to understand that a “zero tax rate increase” only means they’ve stretched out they payments over a longer …

June 20, 2013

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Texas Takes a California Left-turn!

Gov. Perry, What Are You Thinking?!!   The Wall Street Journal has it right! 6/7/13 Wall Street Journal Editorial: Texas Goes Sacramento Republicans spend their energy gusher, and then some. During his brief campaign for President last year, Governor Rick Perry boasted that he would bring the “Texas model” of lean government, low taxes and pro-business …

June 12, 2013

Urgent Call – NO Amnesty!

Action Alert #1: Tell US Senator John Cornyn to oppose amnesty – vote against cloture on Monday. A vote for cloture is a vote to end debate and move quickly to vote for a bill. On Monday, the US Senate will hold an initial cloture vote to begin debate on the Gang of 8 Amnesty bill. Please call …

June 7, 2013

Part 1- What Happened: Big Spending!

Part 1:  The 83rd Legislative Session: Big Spending, Squandered Opportunities The following overview of the just concluded regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature comes from a coalition letter delivered to Gov. Rick Perry.  Grassroots America and the TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee, chaired by GAWTP’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming, are signators to the coalition letter. They …

May 30, 2013

JoAnn: Update Austin Spending Spree!

Saturday legislative update from Austin Your success  Your calls, e-mails, faxes, FB messages and Tweets are working!   With the help of a contingent of about 25 House members, we were able to slow things down yesterday.  The goal is to run out the clock on the session before the budget is adopted.  This will trigger …

May 26, 2013