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Texas legislative session update

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Texas Eagles Beth Biesel, Trayce Bradford, Maria Espinoza, Carolyn Galloway, MerryLynn Gerstenschlager and Tom & Barbara Mandry have done a tremendous job volunteering throughout the Texas legislative session defending our pro-life, pro-family principles. The session concludes on May 27, but looming DEADLINES beginning on May 9.will KILL most bills. http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/calendars/2013calendar.pdf Legislators are now looking for bills to attach their bills to–as amendments.

Find WHO represents You
Click here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx
Capitol switchboard: 512-463-4630
Email your Representative by replacing his/her name in this equation: first.last@house.state.tx.us
Email your Senator by replacing his/her name in this equation: first.last@senate.state.tx.us

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Texas Eagle Forum Legislative Update 4-22-13

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Find WHO represents You
Click here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx
Capitol switchboard: 512-463-4630
Email your Representative by replacing his/her name in this equation: first.last@house.state.tx.us
Email your Senator by replacing his/her name in this equation: first.last@senate.state.tx.us

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Roadblocks Blocking Amnesty

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by Phyllis Schlafly
President of Eagle Forum

The amnesty bill that the Gang of Eight has been working on in secret has sprung some leaks so we can identify several major flaws. The Senate Budget Committee reports that there is nothing in the plan to comply with the federal law that states that any immigrant is “inadmissible” who is “likely at any time to become a public charge.”

That is the text of Section 212 of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act. The Gang of Eight appears to be willing to allow those who illegally entered the U.S. to obtain legal residence without demonstrating that they will not become a public charge, and after they get a green card, they can access the 79 federal welfare benefits and anti-poverty programs.

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A Call to Action

From the Desk of Dr. Robin Armstrong

Republican National Committeeman-elect

“A Call To Action”

August 1, 2012

Dear Fellow Texans:

Dr. Robin Armstrong

Now that our Texas primary has ended, the time has come to turn our full attention towards November and taking back our country! As a proud American, I am offended that Barack Obama has attacked our institutions that have made our nation great!

As a Texan, I am angry that Barack Obama has abused his executive authority to attack our voter ID laws, and to attack the oil and gas industry with radical environmental restrictions and regulations!

As a Christian, I am disappointed this president has abused his office to impose his will and his values on religious institutions despite the clear violation of the First Amendment!

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“Thomas Ratliff’s False Sense of Security”

by Donna Garner

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Donna Gardner

The Travis County Public Integrity Unit just issued a statement on 3.14.11 (posted further on down the page) that clears Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) member, Thomas Ratliff, of conflict of interest allegations. Supported by liberal organizations and the liberal news media, Ratliff thinks he has circumvented the Rule of Law.  However, he is wrong.

The chair of the SBOE, Gail Lowe, at the request of Texas citizen, Pat Carlson of Texas Eagle Forum, sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on 3.2.11 asking him to clarify the conflict of interest problem that Ratliff has since he is a millionaire lobbyist who has had long-standing business dealings with Microsoft and at least two Institutional Private Equity Money Management firms that do business with the Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency.

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Response to Representative Phil King’s Open Letter to Parents

by MerryLynn Gerstenschlager

Vice President, Texas Eagle Forum

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MerryLynn Gerstenschlager

I am writing in response to Representative Phil King’s outstanding February 13, 2011 “Open letter to parents of public school children” as a 27-year taxpayer and resident of Parker County. Representative King requested that they report to him their “ideas, observations, and specific cost-cutting suggestions to make sure our education dollars are used efficiently.” Note that more than parents of public school children could and should participate in this worthwhile project. I call on all parents of public school children, as well as all Parker County taxpayers to join this effort.

The public has three outstanding Internet resources available that show how our tax dollars are spent for education at the local, state, and federal level:

1. The Weatherford Independent School District (WISD) check register is hard to locate from the WISD Homepage, but you can go directly to it at www.weatherfordisd.com/home/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=56&Itemid=56 . Continue reading →

Lobbying in Austin on our behalf –

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As many of you know, I am temporarily living in Austin in order to serve as a full-time volunteer lobbyist for Texas Eagle Forum, a pro-family organization (www.texaseagle.org), during the Texas Legislative Session.

The Session convened on January 11th and will adjourn on May 31st.

Because many of the bills filed will include a cost to the taxpayer, I thought you would like to see the attached booklet, just published by the Texas Education Agency.

This “Pocket Edition” of Texas Public School Statistics is jam-packed with at-a-glance information that should be of interest to every taxpayer, as well as public and charter school parent in Texas. Continue reading →