With the legislative session coming to a close, you can rest assured that Joe Straus (whose incompetent/willful leadership resulted in over 70% of the Conservative agenda failing to reach the floor, even with a super-majority) will be busy hunting Pledge cards. This system, where pledges of support in the NEXT session are given and large donations materialize for the pledge givers is an abomination that needs to be contested, now! We need to demand that ANY officeholder or candidate we support or will vote for withhold signing ANY Pledge card until well AFTER the election, and to publicly commit to this. Refusing to do so will be taken as an affirmation that they have or intend to sign a pledge card before the electorate has had any say.
This campaign is in defense of the electorate and it’s ability to influence the leadership of the legislature, fighting the current situation where that leadership is purchased by interest groups and intimidation.
We need a BIG response to this call!
The following are some local State Reps email forms:
- Burt Solomons (Carrollton)
- Van Taylor (Plano)
- Ken Paxton (McKinney)
- Jodie Laubenberg (Parker)
- Jerry Madden (Plano)
- Angie Chen Button (Richardson)
- Joe Driver (Garland)
- Linda Harper-Brown (Irving)
- Stefani Carter (North Dallas) (Signed a ‘No-Pledge Pledge’; call to thank her!)
- Tan Parker (Lewisville)
Also, contact any definitive candidates (ones that have actually filed) and ask for the same commitment.
Please pass on any results or commitments you get and we will gladly thank the representatives or candidates publicly.