Grassroots America’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming came back from the Life, Liberty and Property Tour town hall stops in the West Texas Cities of San Angelo and Lubbock and headed off to Austin for two press conferences. We wanted to provide you with summaries and videos of these important press conferences.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014: press conference held by the Coalition for a Conservative Texas Budget. Grassroots America is a member of this influential coalition of public policy groups. The press conference was held at the Texas Public Policy Foundation Headquarters and produced important information about overspending by state government (much more than is actually appropriated by the legislature) and the spending limit that will provide fiscal discipline.
Conservative Texas Budget Website: http://www.conservativetexasbudget.com/
Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Grassroots America organized a news conference that assembled various TEA party leaders from around the state, the spokesman for the Texas Border Volunteers (Jim Gibson) and a physician (Dr. Margarita De La Garza-Grahm of Tyler) to raise issues about the increasing border crisis and the poor response from Texas statewide officials. The group called on Governor Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott to act by invoking Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the US Constitution and by calling up the Texas National Guard and the Texas Military as defined by the Texas Constitution.
Video, courtesy Adam Cahnman: http://acahnman.blogspot.com/2014/07/texas-border-crisis-press-conference.html
Breitbart Texas had a factual article about the news conference. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/18/Activists-Demand-Special-Session-Immediate-Action-from-Perry-Abbott-on-Border-Crisis