Texas Eagle Forum Working for YOU!

Texas Eagle Forum Working for YOU!

Denton Eagle Forum
Marika and Mike Olcott marika.mike@me.com invite you to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on February 18 for Game Changers:http://www.dentoneagle.org/gamechanger-contest/. Fellow Eagle Debbie Terry is working the event that will host media sensation Glen Beck and football great Tim Tebow,  http://www.gamechangerdfw.com/. You don’t want to miss it!

KEY Texas Eagles in Austin
Barbara & Tom Mandry TomMandry@aol.com are encouraging legislators tostrengthen marriage and reduce the number of divorces. Weak and BAD bills HB 190, HB 388 and HB 850 have been filed. The Mandry’s are working with legislators to file GOOD bills.

Trayce Bradford trayce3@me.com is working to protect Texas and American laws from corruption by foreign laws :
HB 750 Author: Hilderbran | et al.
Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state.
and
SB 285 by Carona, Identical to HB 750

Maria Espinoza maria@theremembranceproject.org is tracking immigration billsincluding:
HB 122   Author: Larson | et al.
Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
 
HB 219   Author: White
Relating to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services.
 
HB 615   Author: Harless | et al.
Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals and to a biennial report regarding reported violations.
 
HB 676 Author: Ratliff
Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify.
 
HJR 51
Author: Murphy | et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony.
 
HB 793 Author: Lozano
Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person.

MerryLynn Gerstenschlager, TEF VP and Education Liaison presented excellent testimony against CSCOPE on January 31 and is tracking a number of education bills:
HB 222    Author: Huberty
Relating to a public school student's eligibility for a public education grant to attend another public school.
 
BAD BILL  HB 573    Author: Alvarado
Relating to the availability of free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 641    Author: Patrick, Diane
Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.
 
HJR 45    Author: Stickland | et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation.
 
BAD BILL SB 77   Author: Ellis
Relating to placing the State Board of Education under periodic review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.
 
HB 704    Author: White | et al.
Relating to public school curriculum standards and assessment instruments.
 
HB 760    Author: Toth | et al.
Relating to State Board of Education oversight of regional education service center services and products concerning student curriculum.

Beth Biesel ncriver@me.com is working hard to protect your health and privacy rights from abuses by “smart meters.”
SB 241    Author: Carona
Relating to the authority of an electric customer to choose not to have a utility's advanced meter.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Invite one of these KEY leaders to speak to your group about their critical issues. Email them to volunteer to help. Attend our Faith & Family Briefing and Rally on March 26 in Austin and then lobby your legislators.

TEF is also working to:

  • OPPOSE any expansion of gambling
  • OPPOSE mental health screening requirements
  • SUPPORT strengthening our 2nd Amendment rights
  • OPPOSE calls for a Constitutional Convention
  • OPPOSE granting special rights to homosexuals
  • OPPOSE liberalizing election laws such as same-day voter registration
  • SUPPORT spending caps and lower taxes
  • OPPOSE the requirement of RFID "chips" for public school students
  • OPPOSE Agenda 21
  • OPPOSE all aspects of Obamacare


Operation Save Our Scouts
Prayer Vigil and Rally
DATE:     Wednesday, February 6
PLACE:   Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters
               1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX
TIME:     10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Check for updated information at www.saveourscouts.net!

FAITH AND FAMILY BRIEFING
Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 a.m.
Capitol Auditorium
Religious Liberty Issues:  Jonathan Saenz, Kelly Shackelford
Marriage and Family Issues:  Ann Hettinger, Dr. Janice Crouse
Cathie Adams will introduce you to our KEY leaders so that you can lobby your legislators.
Woman’s Wellness Issues:  Carol Everett

FAITH AND FAMILY RALLY
Tuesday, March 26, 12 Noon
South Steps of the Capitol
Invited guests:  Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott, Bishop Yanta, Craig James, Dr. Robert Jeffress

Back to the Basics: Straightening Up America
Read Dr. Virginia Armstrong’s newest writing on Committed to Courting Justice:
http://www.eagleforum.org/projects/courtwatch/back-to-the-basics-straightening-up-america.html

Feds Dismantling Texas Energy Sources, Kills 3,900 Jobs
Chase Power CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that, “The (Las Brisas Energy Center in Corpus Christi, TX) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants.” Economists had projected that in the first 5 years of construction and operation the project would create as 1,300 direct and 2,600 indirect jobs. Now none of those jobs will exist. “These costly rules exceeded the bounds of EPA authority, incur tremendous costs, and produce no real benefits related to climate change,” Freysinger added.http://www.caller.com/news/2013/jan/23/las-brisas-project-halted/

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Invite Cathie Adams share her new Powerpoint presentation of the UN’s latest mischief concerning "climate change" in Doha, Qatar last December.