Convention of States supporters in Texas and across the nation, I cannot begin to explain to you the effect of your heroic efforts yesterday to call, email, and visit legislators in Austin, reminding them of HJR 77 and asking them to get it out of the Calendars Committee and to the floor for a vote.
We did it! Thank you!
The Calendars Committee voted last night 9-5 to pass HJR 77 to the floor for a vote on Thursday, May 14. This outcome is the direct result of your commitment to preserving liberty, and your tireless efforts over the past few days.
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778
When we walked into Texas State Rep. Geren’s office and identified ourselves as Convention of States, his staffers said, "Oh we know who you are. We’ve had over 400 phone calls today in favor of HJR 77!"
Not only that, but we started the day with 14 co-sponsors and ended with 31 co-sponsors in favor of Article V as the constitutional remedy to reclaim self-governance in America and put the brakes on D.C.’s overreach. They're listed below. If one of them happens to be your representative please call them and/or email them to say THANK YOU!
Miller, Rick | Bohac | Zerwas | Fletcher | Huberty
Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burns | Dale | Elkins | Faircloth | Flynn | Galindo | Keough | King, Phil | Krause | Larson | Murphy | Otto | Paul | Phillips | Price | Raney | Raymond | Riddle | Rinaldi | Sanford | Stephenson | Stickland | White, James | White, Molly | Workman | Wray
We are not through yet. We still have the vote on Thursday. Anyone who wants to be there on Thursday to to remind legislators to vote yes and sit in the gallery to watch the activities and vote please come—we don’t have a time when they expect to vote, but we will keep you notified.
Thank you for inspiring all of us on the ground in Austin today. We salute you!
Details on Thursday’s vote shortly.