- Dear Friends,
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Texas House of Representatives will be voting on SB4, the anti-sanctuary cities legislation. The bill has already passed the Senate and passed the House Committee on State Affairs. It's now coming to a vote before the full House.
This bill will undermine community policing efforts and will affect our neighbors, our workforce, kids in our schools, and the relationship between police and our communities. This doesn't just affect the immigrant community, it impacts everyone who will need to prove he or she is a citizen.
For the above reasons, I will be joining Victoria Neave for Texas State Representative and Ramiro Luna-Hinojosa in Fasting Against SB4 to raise awareness about the devastating effects this bill would have on our communities in Texas. We hope others will join us by fasting and praying in their own way, and more importantly, call your State Rep and ask them to vote against this bill.
Additionally, if anyone can make it to Austin on Wednesday, April 26 and fill the gallery to ask that this bill doesn't pass. We need your support.
#FastAgainstSB4 #FilltheGallery #txlege
Dallas Morning News Story: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2017/04/23/dallas-lawmaker-fasting-protest-texas-sanctuary-cities-bill
- We #TxHandmaids made the Sunday @nytimes. Arts actions have staying power and wide ripples. Let's keep the conversation -- and the work -- going for gender equality and reproductive justice. #fightbacktx #reproductivejustice #genderequality #handmaidstale #womensrightsarehumanrights #txlege #resist
- Don't miss Sunday's episode of the Jim & Michael Show on Facebook Live! #txlege #ProLife #ProLifeStrong #ProLifeGen #ProtectLife #Stand4Life #StandForLife #PrayForLife #PrayToEndAbortion #atx
- Breyer's dissent (repost from @innocenceproject). "Why these eight? Why now? ... [T]he 'use by' date of the State's execution drug is about to expire." #criminaljusticereform
- Last week I sat down with #UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven to talk about how he is leading the way on tackling sexual assault on college campuses. Photo and video by @pixjaelee. Read my story here: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2017/04/22/man-killed-bin-laden-leading-way-addressing-campus-sexual-assault #highered #hookem #txlege #texas