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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 the Governor’s call for a special session on the 2014-2015 budget.  We will have a better chance to cut spending in a special session.

The Next Step – Again bombard your State Rep & State Senator & the Governor

The special interest lobbyists are crawling all over the Capitol and the establishment moderates are arm-twisting your elected officials.  You must make your voice heard today or the liberals & special interests will win!

Legislature is in session over the weekend & through Monday Please call, Tweet and/or Facebook message your State Rep. & your State Senator again now with a direct message that covers these points:

  • Stop the spending in the current budget.  Slow it down.  Vote it down.  Say NO to HB 1025 (raid on Rainy Day Fund) and NO to SB 1 (Budget)
  • As a voter in your district, I DO NOT support this budget because a 26% increase in spending is outrageous.  Spending $22 Billion more this session than last is an insult to hard-working Texans!  We are tired of big government.

To find your state representative’s phone number, click here.

To find your state senator’s phone number, click here.

Call Gov. Perry’s comment line & tell him you don’t support the bloated budget.  Ask him to veto HB 1025 and the budget if it passes & call a special session to cut spending!  Governor’s open comment line: 1-800-8HELP TX or 1-800-843-5789.  If you follow Rick Perry on Twitter or are a FB friend of his, post your message now!

Here is a picture of the outrageous spending stats we sent yesterday…courtesy of the Texas Public Policy Foundation:

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JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director (volunteer), Grassroots America – We the People

Chair – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus

(903) 894-7204 home office or (903) 360-2858 cell