SB 29 by Sen. Birdwell is Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s priority legislation to ban COVID mandates and will be heard in the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 10! If passed, this bill would prohibit any government entity from mandating face coverings, COVID vaccines, or closures of private businesses or public schools in response to COVID.
Make Your Voice Heard
Participate From Home – THREE WAYS
1 – Email the State Affairs Committee Members*:
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SAMPLE EMAIL MESSAGE:
I am writing to you today to ask you to please VOTE YES to pass SB 29 favorably out of the State Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 10.
Without legislation to protect Texans from continued COVID lockdowns and mandates, we will be unable to lift emergency orders without risking local governments trying to force masks, vaccines and closures again.
Or use your own personal experience in your email to the committee regarding COVID mask mandates, vaccine mandates, or closures of schools and businesses.
*You are welcome to copy and paste all of the emails below in the TO: field of your draft to send just one email to all committee members at one time.
2 – Call the State Affairs Committee Members:
Chairman Hunter – 512-463-0672
Vice Chair Hernandez – 512-463-0614
Rep. Anchia – 512-463-0746
Rep. Dean – 512-463-0750
Rep. Geren – 512-463-0610
Rep Guillen – 512-463-0416
Rep. Metcalf – 512-463-0726
Rep. Raymond – 512-463-0558
Rep. Slawson – 512-463-0628
Rep. Smithee – 512-463-0702
Rep. Spiller – 512-463-0526
Rep. S Thompson – 512-463-0720
Rep. Turner – 512-463-0574
SAMPLE MESSAGE: Please VOTE YES on SB 29 being heard in the State Affairs Committee this Wednesday.
3 – Provide Public Comments
If you are a Texas resident, you can submit public comments that will be distributed to the committee members by using this form and selecting “SB 29 by Birdwell.” Please indicate “self” in the “Organization/Representing” field and use parts of the sample email above for your comments.
Participate IN PERSON at the Capitol – TWO WAYS
1- Register For the Bill – Quick, painless, and EFFECTIVE!
Come to the capitol on Wednesday at 8am (extremely time sensitive!) and use either your personal tablet or the House kiosks to register FOR the bill. If you use your personal tablet or laptop, connect to Capitol WiFi and go to this website to register. If you are NOT wanting to stay to provide oral testimony, then be sure to click Not Testify during the registration process. Learn more about the registration process here.
2- Testify For the Bill
Ready to dive into testifying orally during a hearing? We make it easy! Promise! After reviewing TFVC’s How to Testify PowerPoint, you can write your own two minute testimony or we can provide speaking notes for you. Email Michelle today to get more information about submitting oral or written testimony: [email protected]