AUSTIN – State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) today lauded the great strides made by the Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus, which was only organized a few weeks ago. The caucus, third largest in the legislature with 57 members, held an orientation for Tea Party groups from all across Texas. Over 300 Tea Party organizers, representing hundreds of thousands of voters, came to Austin for the orientation two weekends ago.
“The idea was to have the first ever citizens’ orientation similar to what newly elected legislators receive before session,” King, who serves as Vice-Chair of the caucus, explained, “Our goal is to keep Texans informed of the process in order for them to help us understand how best to serve the state.”
In addition to the orientation, over the past month the caucus has met with many Tea Party organizers from around the state. The purpose was to listen to what they believe are the major issues they want the legislature to address this session. Topping the list was balancing the budget without raising taxes. As a result of these meetings, the caucus set an agenda for the session that reflects their support for these major issues. Continue reading →
Please come join State Representative Phil King, Senator Dan Patrick and other conservative Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus members as they give a briefing on the legislative process to Tea Party members from across the state. This is a great opportunity for Tea Party members to come meet elected representatives from across Texas and learn about how to get engaged in the legislative process in order to be more effective advocates for the conservative movement.
The briefing will be held in the Texas Capitol Auditorium, Room E1.004 in the Capitol Extension this Saturday, February 12th from 1pm – 4pm. We hope to see you there!
For additional information contact Phil King at firstname.lastname@example.org.