Today in Austin, those elected to serve us in the Texas House and Senate will be sworn in with an oath of office. While Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick presides over the Senate, House members will elect one of their own to serve as Speaker of the House. Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R – Angelton) is presumed to be elected as he pledged votes from a super majority of incoming members.
Marijuana policy is front and center of Texas politics thanks to the tremendous effort put forward by passionate advocates for reform. Our grassroots movement continues to gather momentum, putting us in an excellent position for success.
There’s a lot of work to do in exactly 140 days, so we need
all hands on deck!
We’ll keep you posted as bills make their way through the legislative process. Please keep an eye out for action alerts to help us advance policy proposals that further our shared cause.
Here are a few steps you an take today to join the team:
1) Donate toward our lobby efforts at the Capitol in support of sensible marijuana policies,
2) Take a couple minutes to identify your legislators and their voting records, and
3) Follow us on social media; use #TxMJPolicy when posting about Texas marijuana policy!
To learn more about the legislative process and how to get involved, join us this Saturday, January 12 from 2-5pm in Austin for an advocacy training event, including a testimonial workshop. It’s free and open to the public, so register now and share the event with your friends or colleagues.
Thank you for supporting our work and making marijuana law reform a priority this legislative session!