CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

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CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby A-R » Mon May 30, 2011 3:25 pm

Just received three Facebook calls to action about campus carry in a special session:

Scott Lewis May 30 at 2:56pm Reply • Report
Last night, Texas Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) filibustered a key fiscal matters bill that must be passed in order for the state budget to balance. If the bill’s supporters in the Senate aren’t able to muster a four-fifths majority to revive the bill today, Governor Perry will be forced to call a special session of the Texas Legislature. The governor has warned the Democrats that if they succeed in killing this fiscal matters bill and forcing a special session, he will make sure that the special session includes other issues they killed during the regular session. We need YOU to call and/or fax Governor Perry’s office TODAY and ask that he include campus carry in that list of issues.

While Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is a nonpartisan organization that enjoyed the support of a number of prominent Democrats (most notably Senator John Whitmire) during the 2011 Texas Legislative Session, there is little question that certain Democratic lawmakers played key roles in killing our campus carry bills. As you’ll recall, two Democratic Senators (http://tinyurl.com/3qdt78o) managed to slow down the progress of Senator Wentworth’s SB 354 by lying to both their colleagues and the public about the bill’s potential impact. And when Senator Wentworth finally got campus carry passed out of the Senate as an amendment to another bill, a Democrat in the House managed to kill that bill on a parliamentary point of order. Despite having the support of at least 90 of 150 Representatives and 20 of 31 Senators, campus carry failed because a small minority was able to tie up the legislation with political gamesmanship.

Please contact the governor’s office TODAY (even if you’ve already done so in the past), and ask that campus carry be added to the special session call.

The Honorable Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
VOICE: (512) 463-1782
FAX: (512) 463-1849 (Remember, you can send two free faxes per day from your web browser, using FaxZero.com)

Thank you,

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
http://www.StudentsForCampusCarry.org/

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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby terryg » Mon May 30, 2011 4:09 pm

Done!

They are working the phones - even today. So do your patriotic Memorial Day duty - and call!!!! ;-)
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby RPB » Mon May 30, 2011 4:11 pm

Optimists never say (sine) die

Faxed and E-mailed... calling now........... called and .... done

Also

http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/

Please include campus carry in that list of issues for the Special Session.

The Senate passed it TWICE as amendments to other bills.

Despite having the support of at least 90 of 150 Representatives and 20 of 31 Senators, campus carry failed because a small minority was able to tie up the legislation with political gamesmanship.

Please include campus carry in that list of issues for the Special Session.

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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby RPB » Mon May 30, 2011 4:24 pm

Speaking to a staffer ,,, hold time is short, bout 20 seconds

Now whether Perry thinks its a good move or not for a Presidential possibility ... is another matter.

Can't hurt to ask and .. maybe (since New Interim President Pro Tem of Senate is Pro 2A ... A+ NRA rated ..... maybe that helps? ......
Mike Jackson, New Interim President Pro Tem of Senate viewtopic.php?f=110&t=45472

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A New Session: New Rules, and a GOP Wish List

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http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legis ... wish-list/
Dewhurst asked Perry to consider a number of other issues, which he listed in his letter: His healthcare bill, SB 8; a Medicaid reform bill considered essential to the state budget passed last weekend, SB 23; interstate health compacts, HB 5; a ban on sanctuary cities in Texas, HB 12; the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reforms that died during parleys between tort reformers and trial lawyers, HB 272; higher class sizes and other loosened state mandates on public schools, SB 12/HB 400; legislation restricting "intrusive touching" by security personnel at airports and other buildings, HB 1937; and congressional redistricting, HB 900/SB 308. The bill numbers are from the regular legislative session; those issues would get new numbers in a special session.


Dewhurst told reporters Monday that the Senate won't put a "blocker bill" in place during the special session, erasing the normal requirement that two-thirds of the Senate agree to something before it can be debated. That will make several of those issues easier to pass, should Perry agree to add them to the call.

"Given that a small number of Senate Democrats have demonstrated their unwillingness to find consensus on these important legislative items, I can see no other alternative than to operate under a simple majority vote in the special session," he wrote in his letter to Perry.


The governor has talked to legislative leaders about including several items in the special session, but not all at once. Instead, they're talking about trying to pass legislation in series, moving quickly and adding items to the call as each item wins passage, according to sources.
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby Jasonw560 » Mon May 30, 2011 9:22 pm

My watch seems to be stuck on the 11th hour.

Maybe it'll straighten itself out after the special session.
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby warhorse10_9 » Mon May 30, 2011 10:34 pm

Faxed and called, will call again tomorrow.
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby TexasGal » Tue May 31, 2011 2:33 am

Emailed and faxed. Will call first thing Tues morning.
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby mreavis » Tue May 31, 2011 11:56 am

The governor has warned the Democrats that if they succeed in killing this fiscal matters bill and forcing a special session, he will make sure that the special session includes other issues they killed during the regular session.


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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby RHenriksen » Tue May 31, 2011 12:26 pm

Called & faxed the Gov's office.
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby Monker10 » Tue May 31, 2011 4:10 pm

Done! I called the governors office this morning!

I also found this article http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/May/31/texas_senate_convenes_special_session.html

In this it states that
Dewhurst said he was ready to do away with the Senate's tradition of requiring a two-thirds vote to approve bills in the special session, which is meant to give even the minority party a say in legislation. The lieutenant governor presides over the Senate and he can choose not to recognize the unwritten rule in a special session.


Let's hope that this could allow campus carry to be put up as a stand alone bill! :thumbs2:

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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby Paragrouper » Tue May 31, 2011 4:44 pm

Done.

Will they announce a calendar of items to be considered? When?
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby BrianSW99 » Tue May 31, 2011 5:02 pm

Paragrouper wrote:Done.

Will they announce a calendar of items to be considered? When?


Gov. Perry announced the list of allowed topics. Campus Carry wasn't one of them. He could still add additional topics as the session progresses.

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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby Hoi Polloi » Tue May 31, 2011 5:07 pm

Paragrouper wrote:Done.

Will they announce a calendar of items to be considered? When?

He already has and it started today, though he can add more to it.

Gov. Perry Announces Special Session for May 31

"The special session will consider the following issues:
• Legislation relating to fiscal matters necessary for the implementation of House Bill No. 1 as passed by the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, including measures that will allow school districts to operate more efficiently.
• Legislation relating to healthcare cost containment, access to services through managed care, and the creation of economic and structural incentives to improve the quality of Medicaid services."
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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby klouierocks » Tue May 31, 2011 5:09 pm

I just emailed as well :hurry:


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Re: CALL & FAX Gov. Perry - Campus Carry in Special Session

Postby Right2Carry » Tue May 31, 2011 5:50 pm

I called as well!
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