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Do you ever wonder if civic engagement makes a difference?
Wonder no more! Thanks to you, Congress decided a couple of hours ago to pull the plug on dangerous legislation that would have taken away health insurance for millions of Americans.
We are awed by the hundreds of calls, emails, and faxes that Texans of all faiths made to our congressional delegation urging them to preserve quality, affordable health insurance. You bravely shared personal health care stories and convinced your friends and families to take action.
In a 10 hour marathon hearing on Wednesday, the House State Affairs committee heard Senate Bill 4, the controversial “sanctuary cities” bill that passed the Senate a few weeks ago. Senate Bill 4 gives broad latitude to local law enforcement, blurring the line between federal immigration officers and local law enforcement agencies. The bill also contains harsh punishments for cities and local entities that are determined to have violated the policies laid out in the bill.
Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:12pm
Join Texans of all faiths for a day of learning, lobbying, and fellowship at Texas Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017!
By April 20, there will only be a month left in the 85th Legislative Session, making it a critical time in the legislative process to advance bills you care about, ensure bills you oppose don't pass, and advocate for key state budget priorities. Interfaith Advocacy Day will feature presentations by legislative experts, advocacy training, and meetings with legislators and their staff about priority issues for the Texas interfaith community.
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