If you are tired of your complaints falling on deaf ears, now is the time to direct those complaints where they might do some good.
Every other year, the Texas Legislature meets for 180 days to pass laws and set a budget for the next two years.
Contact your representatives in the Texas House and Senate. They can’t act in your behalf if they don’t have any idea what you want.
Tell them how you feel about SB182, which would allow carrying concealed handguns on higher education campuses.
Any thoughts on HB565 and SB62 that aim to lower the age requirement for meningitis vaccine from 30 to 22?
Perhaps you want to stress to legislators how community colleges could use a little more funding so we can restore all the student services we’ve lost thanks to that $23 billion shortfall in the last biennium.
Maybe they can explain just how that happened.
Tell them your thoughts on any bills before the 83rd Legislature, share your concerns or ask questions.
It is never too early or too late to become politically active.
The website at house.state.tx.us includes information such as the status of specific bills.
The public can use it to find committees meeting times and scheduled debates along with the names and contact information of all the legislators.
The website also has a search tool for representatives by district, name or address under the members tab. You can also look up what representatives have voted on in the past.
On Tuesday, the Student Government Association traveled to Austin for Community College Day to talk to legislators about issues important to college students, such as increasing financial aid to match rising tuition and textbook costs.
On Jan. 28, the Always Building Child Development Club along with other children’s advocacy groups visited legislators about funding for early childhood education.
You don’t even have to drive to Austin; express yourself with just a few mouse clicks or telephone buttons.
Make sure your representative is actually representing you.
For more information, visit the website at house.state.tx.us