Legislative Priorities Report 6.6.21

Legislative Priorities Report 6.6.21

Legislative Priorities Report June 6, 2021 Last summer, thousands of delegates — representing many more thousands of Republican voters across the state of Texas — gathered and selected their top eight most critical items for our Republican legislators to address in the 87th Legislative Session. These top eight items were: 1. Election Integrity 2. Religious Freedom 3. Children and Gender Modification (banning child sex-change practices) 4. Abolition of Abortion 5. Constitutional Carry 6. Monument Protection 7. School Choice 8. Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying In this session, over 1,000 bills will be sent to the Governor, passed by our State Representatives and Senators. We had 11 bills that were sent to the Governor’s desk that pertained to the priorities. Our number one priority, Election Integrity, had one bill that fit the priority language, although there were a few other bills passed regarding the safeguarding of elections. Our big bill, SB 7, died when the Democrats walked out at the last minute, killing the bill. Keep in mind that this was an emergency priority of the Governor and could have been passed far earlier in the session. We had 7 bills passed for Religious Freedom, although arguably many of these bills are redundant in regard to freedoms we already enjoy in our Texas and U.S. Constitutions. We did not have any bills passed protecting freedoms of conscience for healthcare providers. The most appalling failure was that of protecting children from so-called “sex changes,” by puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sterilizing and mutilating […]

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