MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD FROM HOME OR IN PERSON:
THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE FROM HOME
1- Email the Committee Members
SAMPLE EMAIL MESSAGE:
I am writing to you today to ask you to please VOTE YES to pass SB 177, SB 265, SB 301, SB 403, SB 426, SB 1024 favorably out of the Health & Human Services Committee on Wednesday, March 22.
These bills all work together to increase vaccine safety transparency, strengthen informed consent, and defend your right to vaccine choice.
Or use your own personal experience in your email to the committee regarding your experience with vaccine mandates (COVID-19 or others) or violations of your informed consent.
2- Call the Committee Members
Chairwoman Kolkhorst* – 512-463-0118
Vice-Chair Perry – 512-463-0128
Sen. Blanco – 512-463-0129
Sen. Hall – 512-463-0102
Sen. Hancock – 512-463-0109
Sen. Hughes – 512-463-0101
Sen. LaMantia – 512-463-0127
Sen. Miles – 512-463-0113
Sen. Sparks – 512-463-0131
*Feel free to add a special thank you in your calls to Chairwoman Kolkhorst for calling the hearing
3- Submit Written Testimony
(The window for this option has now closed.) If you are unable to attend the hearing but would like to submit written testimony to be turned in by a TFVC representative at the committee hearing, please email your testimony no later than noon on Tuesday, March 21 to Michelle at [email protected].
TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN PERSON
The hearing begins Monday at 8:30am, but we have been told the above bills will be heard in the afternoon. Please still plan to arrive at or before 8 a.m. in order to either register a position or to give oral testimony.
1- Register for the Bill without Giving Oral Testimony – Quick, painless, and EFFECTIVE!
Come to the capitol on Wednesday between 8-10am (extremely time sensitive!) and use either your personal tablet or the kiosk outside the Senate Chambers to register FOR the bills. If you use your personal tablet, you must be connected to Capitol WiFi to be able to register. There will be a TFVC volunteer holding a red TFVC tote bag in the rotunda to assist you in registering. Learn more about the registration process here.
2- Provide Oral Testimony for the Bills
Ready to dive into testifying orally during a hearing? We make it easy! Promise! Write your own two-minute testimony or we can provide speaking notes for you. We encourage you to pick ONE of the bills to testify on to ensure a more efficient hearing.
Email Michelle today to get more information about submitting oral or written testimony: [email protected].