• Sex Trafficking is Real

     

    Savings lives one Law at a time...

    ok, maybe 7 laws at a time

    and that time is NOW!

     

    YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP IS NEEDED TO SAVE THREE CRITICAL BILLS!

     

    Go to: "What YOU can do!" section for detailed instructions on who to contact, how to contact them, and what to say.

  • Strengthen Anti-Human Trafficking Laws

    Operation Texas shield

    Human Trafficking (HT)/Sex trafficking (ST)...

    ...is real and it is infiltrating all parts of our communities. It is often quite different than the stereotypical examples you’ve heard about for years (stereotypes like: Hispanic immigrants smuggled into the country under false pretenses and forced to work in some cantina or brothel, Asian girls smuggled to the U.S. under similar circumstances and forced into the back rooms of a spa or nail salon, and runaways from broken homes picked up off the streets by a pimp and trapped into a life of prostitution).

  • Brief Background

    "We lived it"

    Human Trafficking impacted my family in May of 2016. We aggressively fought back, hired professional help, and (by the grace of God) found and recovered our daughter. Most people who find themselves in the same situation are not so fortunate.

    What We Have Learned

    "Its growing"

    Human trafficking has grown explosively in recent years particularly in Texas. In the U.S. 82% of HT is sex trafficking involves forcing young girls (or boys) into commercial sex acts. There are a few key reasons for the recent growth.

  • There are 5 main reasons why it is growing!

    REason #1

    Demand is Increasing

    In the past people paying for the girls had to cruise unsafe street corners, enter sleazy clubs, or rent dirty hotel rooms. The new trend is for pimps to deliver victims to the Johns. The delivery can be to a hotel room, to a an apartment set up for that purpose, or right to your front door like a pizza. The offending buyer never has to show their face or even leave their home. They simply have to give a credit card number. Today 76% of the transactions for commercial sex acts occur online. The traditional methods of trafficking are just as prevalent as they ever were. The new and more sophisticated approach is harder to stop and is poised to continue fueling the explosive growth.

    Reason #2

    Traffickers have more access

    Traffickers have more access to our teens, and they are getting better at their grooming methods. Almost every teenager is continually connected to social media. The traffickers constantly troll those sites / applications to identify susceptible teens. They have a network of contacts patiently coercing (brainwashing) their targets. Many victims are snatched away into a dark existence right after their 18th birthday while they are still completely naïve about the world, but legally they are adults.

    reason #3

    Yesterday's Drug...Today's Sex..

    Yesterday’s drug dealers are today’s sex traffickers. Why? The sex traffickers (pimps) today make as much if not more money than drug traffickers. Drugs are a consumable product that can be sold one time. Sex trafficking victims can be sold over 25 times per day. Everyday. Day-after-day-after-day.

    reason #4

    Authorities need more

    Police and prosecutors are not able to effectively pursuing pimps. The offense for which officers are most likely to arrest a pimp is for conducting the transaction. Remember the statistic? Seventy six percent (76%) of the transactions occur online. What does an officer do when he catches a known pimp riding around with a teenage victim? Nothing! There is nothing the officer can do. For a pimp having the “product” you sell in your possession is perfectly legal. Compare that scenario to a drug dealer. If a dealer gets caught with kilo of cocaine they’re going to jail, and there is a high probability they will be convicted and harshly punished.

    reason #5

    Judicial leniency

    Human Traffickers receive judicial leniency. The police don't focus on pimps in the first place, but even when pimps get caught, prosecuted, and convicted they receive punishment much less severe than drug dealers.

     

     

  • The Proof...A True Story

    Here is a real, relevant, and recent example that perfectly demonstrates why we need these laws

    A 27 year-old man named Emanuel Jose Cartegena was arrested in Houston in early May of 2016. He has a long criminal record that is not worth listing. The only reason for mentioning it is to convey that he is a habitual criminal.

    The most relevant charges leading to his arrest in May were...
    1. Compelling the Prostitution of a Minor and 2. Promoting the Prostitution of a Minor.
    He was NOT apprehended peacefully or without incident. His surveillance, pursuit, arrest, etc. required substantial resources, effort, and expense. He received a timely trial (as is his right) in Harris county in early August of 2016. Emanuel’s trial concluded with the charge of Compelling the Prostitution of a Minor being dropped. For the charge of Promoting the Prostitution of Minor he received Deferred Adjudication. Let’s be clear what “Deferred Adjudication” means. It means that he pleaded GUILTY to the charge of Promoting the Prostitution OF A MINOR. However, as long as he completes the conditions of his deferred adjudication (which usually includes attending a counseling session, and not getting arrested for promoting prostitution again for the next 6 months), the charges will be dropped and will not be added to his criminal record. In layman’s terms the Texas judicial system said to Emanuel, “Keep your nose clean for 6 months and we’ll forget this ever happened.” It is not difficult to see why HT is becoming the crime of choice for the criminally minded. What set of circumstances could possibly lead a prosecutor and a judge to believe that justice has been served when they drop the charges against a pimp, with a long criminal record, who admitted he was guilty of prostituting a minor?
    It is time to fight back!
     
  • What WE can do!

    Step 1: email your legislators and tell them to support the bills...

     

    <-- Click on the image of the Texas State Capital
    It takes you to the Texas Legislature Online (TLO) website
    Go to the "Who Represents Me" section on the right hand side
    Enter your Physical Address; it will list each representative
    Go to your State Representative's website
    Find and click on the "Email" button
    Copy and Paste the text below for the Bills
    Email each of Representative; tell them to support these Bills

    STEP 2: Email these bills to your state representative

     

    HB 2846
    Filed by: Representative Rick Miller of Sugar Land
    Summary: Makes it illegal for a sexually oriented business to hire employees younger than 21.
     
    SB 1866
    Filed by: Senator Larry Taylor (same as the bill above)
    Summary: Makes it illegal for a sexually oriented business to hire anyone under 21. The importance of this is that having a companion bill in the other house of congress increases the probability that the bill will pass.
     
    SB 2266
    Filed By: James White
    Summary: Relating to requiring certain retailers to ensure that certain products sold or leased by the retailers contain a digital blocking capability that renders obscene material inaccessible; creating a criminal offense.
     
    SB 666
    Filed by: Senator Kolkhorst of Brenham
    Summary: Requires all sexually oriented businesses to post a sign in each restroom stall that directs a victim of Human Trafficking to contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. The posters provide a means for a silent call for help in one of the only private spaces available for a trafficking victim.
     
    SB 811
    Filed by: Senator Kolkhorst of Brenham
    Summary: Prohibits Sex Offenders from riding in a car with minors that are not family members.
     
    SB 1196
    Filed by: Senator Kolkhorst of Brenham
    Summary: Enables the declaration as a “Common Nuisance” websites that promote, facilitate or conduct certain illegal activities including Human Trafficking.
     
    HB 269
    Filed by: Sefronia Thompson of Houston
    Summary: Relates to the setting aside of the conviction (or the expunction of the criminal history) of certain victims of Human Trafficking who have been convicted of prostitution.
     
    HB 272
    Filed by: Sefronia Thompson of Houston
    Summary: Relating to a required training course on human trafficking for commercial driver's license applicants.
  • What YOU can do to join the FIGHT!

    the most important bills are stuck in committee (the congressional session may expire without the bills ever having the change to be heard)

    calling committee members is most effective

    emailing is also effective

    detailed Instructions including sample script and committee member contact information is below

     

    The bills stuck in committee are:

     

    •HB 2846: Author: Rick Miller, Sugar Land

    •Status: In Committee (Licensing & Administrative Procedures) No hearing scheduled

    •Summary: Prohibits sexually oriented business (SOBs) from hiring employees under 21

     

    •SB 1866: Author: Larry Taylor, Pearland Hearing BLOCKED!

    •Status: In Committee (Criminal Justice)

    •Summary: This is a companion bill to HB 2846 (Identical)

     

    •SB 811: Author: Lois Kolkhorst, Brenham

    •Status: In Committee (Criminal Justice) No hearing scheduled

    •Summary: Criminalizes convicted pimps being in cars w/ non-family minors & requires pimps register

     

     

     

    SCRIPT TO COMMUNICATE WITH HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LICENSING & ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

     

    TO: House of Representatives Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee

     

    RE: HB 2846

     

    Dear Representative/Chairperson/Chairman __________,

     

    As a [, I am writing to request your support for House Bill 2846 which makes it illegal for sexually-oriented businesses (“SOB”) to employ persons under the age of 21. HB 2846 does this by raising the age of a “child” with respect to a “sexual performance by a child” in Penal Code § 43.25.

     

    Sexually Oriented Businesses (SOBs) are linked to trafficking. As the Texas Attorney General’s Office reported in 2013:

     

    Concerns about the link between sexually oriented businesses and human trafficking are well-placed as both usually involve the exchange of money for some sort of commercial sex act. Likewise, both require sexual performances and produce substantial profits… many victim advocates who serve domestic minor sex trafficking victims report that children under their care worked in legally established SOBs before they encountered the criminal who later trafficked them.[1]

     

    The state already determined Sexually SOBs contribute to sexual abuse as established Business and Commerce Code:

     

    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE; TITLE 5. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND SERVICES; SUBTITLE C. BUSINESS OPERATIONS; CHAPTER 102. SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES; SUBCHAPTER A. RESTRICTION ON OWNERS, OPERATORS, MANAGERS, OR EMPLOYEES OF SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES: This current Texas Statute institutes a $5 fee for every entrant of a sexually oriented business to be collected by the state and deposited in the Sexual Assault Program Fund. Law enforcement organizations also attest to tight correlation between SOBs, prostitution, and drugs. It is only logical for the state to offer better protection from the predators and pitfalls associated with SOBs to people in their high school and college age years.

     

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) determined in a 1990’s study that human brains are not well equipped to balance impulse, desire, goals, self-interest, rules, ethics, etc. until well into a person’s 20s. Instead of ignoring the science, we should protect young people from predators and life altering risky behaviors for a few more years to allow their brains to develop to its full capacity to sensibly judge the decisions with which they are faced.

     

    David Dobbs of National Geographic in the article titled Beautiful Brains explains:

    The National Institutes of Health study showed brains experience major reorganization as a part of their development between the ages of 12 and 25. The brain does not undergo demonstrable physical growth during that same period. Essentially the brain development during the adolescent years into the mid-twenties can be compared to a network upgrade. The study provides the proper medical description of how the brain actually rewires itself to become a much faster and more sophisticated organ. The increased processing speed and increased number of connections in the brain allow adults to generate and weigh far more variables and agendas than the younger brain is capable of handling. Mature brains are much better equipped to balance impulse, desire, goals, self-interest, rules, ethics, etc. That maturity enables people navigate complex situations much more sensibly.

    During this period of immaturity (particularly the ages of 15-25) the human brain seeks risk taking behaviors as a form of stimulation. That is why the 15-25 year old age group has a high death rate in almost all forms of risk related deaths. Most long term drug and alcohol abuse starts during these years. Even people who drink responsibly as adults drink to much as teens. Are teenagers just stupid? No, their brains are physically different and function differently than a mature adult brain.

    There is a function for the difference between a young brain and an adult brain. The structure of a young brain is better suited to adaptability and learning new things more quickly. The structure of an adult brain is better suited to faster processing speeds of the things already known.

     

    Patrons of SOBs must be 21 years old because alcohol is served. Yet an 18 year employee can escort a 40 year old customer into the VIP rooms where alcohol flows freely. It is widely reported and generally accepted that the VIP rooms facilitate a variety of other illegal activity.

     

    Multiple survivors of trafficking are willing to testify about the relationship between pimps and SOB owners working in a cooperative fashion to trap employees into a life of prostitution.

     

    Responses from a recent Rescue Houston survey of women formerly employed in strip clubs who have since excited the sex industry show:

    • 77% of respondents were under the age of 21 when they began stripping

    • 85% of respondents report being trafficked by a pimp

    • 92% of respondents report being controlled by a pimp while employed at a strip club

    • 100% respondents report witnessing illegal activity regularly occurring in VIP rooms ​(including prostitution, illegal drug use, and/or underage drinking)

    SOBs use social media advertise to high school and college aged girls promoting an easy, care-free, rewarding, life that is a never ending party. Examples are available.

     

    HB 2846 is currently in the Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee and is awaiting a hearing, but time is running out. Please give HB 2846 a hearing! Victims deserve a chance for their voices to be heard!

    Thank you for your service on the Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee  and for your dedication to ending human trafficking in Texas.

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

    [1] Office of the Attorney Gen., Report to the Texas Legislature Sexually Oriented Businesses and Human Trafficking: Associations, Challenges, and Approaches, 3-5, (2013).

     

     

    Texas House of Representatives

    Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee Members

    Representative John Kuempel, Chairman

    Capitol Office

    Room E2.422
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0602

     

    Seguin District Office

    523 E. Donegan #102
    Seguin, TX 78155
    (830) 379-8732

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=44&session=85

      Representative Ryan Guillen

    Capitol Office

    Room 1W.3
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0416
     

    Southern District Office:
    100 N. FM 3167, Suite 212
    Rio Grande City, TX 78582
    (956) 716-4838

    Western District Office:
    P.O. Box 689
    131 West Main St.
    Benavides, TX 78341
    (361) 256-3970
    (361) 701-9976 (cell)

    Northern District Office:
    1411 Bensdale Rd, Room 108
    Pleasanton, TX 78064
    (830) 569-4222 x1216

    Eastern District Office:
    700 FM 3168
    Raymondville, TX 78580
    (956) 689-1860


    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=31&session=85

      Representative John Frullo

    Capitol Office

    Room 4N.6
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0676
    (512) 463-0072 Fax

      Lubbock District Office:

    4601 50th Street, suite 216
    Lubbock, TX 79414
    (806) 763-2366

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=84&session=85

      Representative Charlie Geren

    Capitol Office

    Room GW.15
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0610

    River Oaks District Office:

    1011 Roberts Cutoff
    River Oaks, TX 76114
    (817) 738-8333

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=99&session=85

      Representative Craig Goldman

    Capitol Office

    Room E2.606
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0608
     

    Fort Worth District Office:

    4521 South Hulen Street, Suite 208
    Fort Worth, TX 76109
    (817) 920-5912

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=97&session=85

      Representative Ana Hernandez

    Capitol Office

    Room 4S.3
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0614

    Houston District Office:

    1233 Mercury Drive
    Houston, TX 77029
    (713) 675-8596

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=143&session=85

      Representative Abel Herrero

    Capitol Office

    Room 4S.6
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0462
    (855) 850-0271 Toll Free

      Corpus Christi District Office:

    606 N. Carancahua Suite 103A
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401
    Phone: (361) 884-2277

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=34&session=85

      Representative Chris Paddie

    Capitol Office

    Room E2.502
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0556
    (877) 839-2709 Toll Free

     

    Marshall District Office:

    102 West Houston St.
    Marshall, Texas 75670
    (903) 935-1141

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=9&session=85

      Representative Sefronia Thompson

    Capitol Office

    Room 3S.6
    P.O. Box 2910
    Austin, TX 78768
    (512) 463-0720
     

    Houston District Office:

    10527 Homestead Road
    Houston, TX 77016
    (713) 633-3390

     

    Link to the Representative’s email address: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=141&session=85

     

     

     

    SCRIPT TO COMMUNICATE WITH SENATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

     

    TO: Senate Criminal Justice Committee

     

                        

     

    RE: SB 1866

     

    Dear Senator/Chairperson/Chairman __________,

     

    As a [, I am writing to request your support for Senate Bill 1866 which makes it illegal for sexually-oriented businesses (“SOB”) to employ persons under the age of 21. SB 1866 does this by raising the age of a “child” with respect to a “sexual performance by a child” in Penal Code § 43.25.

     

    Sexually Oriented Businesses (SOBs) are linked to trafficking. As the Texas Attorney General’s Office reported in 2013:

     

    Concerns about the link between sexually oriented businesses and human trafficking are well-placed as both usually involve the exchange of money for some sort of commercial sex act. Likewise, both require sexual performances and produce substantial profits… many victim advocates who serve domestic minor sex trafficking victims report that children under their care worked in legally established SOBs before they encountered the criminal who later trafficked them.[1]

     

    The state already determined Sexually SOBs contribute to sexual abuse as established Business and Commerce Code:

     

    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE; TITLE 5. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND SERVICES; SUBTITLE C. BUSINESS OPERATIONS; CHAPTER 102. SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES; SUBCHAPTER A. RESTRICTION ON OWNERS, OPERATORS, MANAGERS, OR EMPLOYEES OF SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES: This current Texas Statute institutes a $5 fee for every entrant of a sexually oriented business to be collected by the state and deposited in the Sexual Assault Program Fund. Law enforcement organizations also attest to tight correlation between SOBs, prostitution, and drugs. It is only logical for the state to offer better protection from the predators and pitfalls associated with SOBs to people in their high school and college age years.

     

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) determined in a 1990’s study that human brains are not well equipped to balance impulse, desire, goals, self-interest, rules, ethics, etc. until well into a person’s 20s. Instead of ignoring the science, we should protect young people from predators and life altering risky behaviors for a few more years to allow their brains to develop to its full capacity to sensibly judge the decisions with which they are faced.

     

    David Dobbs of National Geographic in the article titled Beautiful Brains explains:

    The National Institutes of Health study showed brains experience major reorganization as a part of their development between the ages of 12 and 25. The brain does not undergo demonstrable physical growth during that same period. Essentially the brain development during the adolescent years into the mid-twenties can be compared to a network upgrade. The study provides the proper medical description of how the brain actually rewires itself to become a much faster and more sophisticated organ. The increased processing speed and increased number of connections in the brain allow adults to generate and weigh far more variables and agendas than the younger brain is capable of handling. Mature brains are much better equipped to balance impulse, desire, goals, self-interest, rules, ethics, etc. That maturity enables people navigate complex situations much more sensibly.

    During this period of immaturity (particularly the ages of 15-25) the human brain seeks risk taking behaviors as a form of stimulation. That is why the 15-25 year old age group has a high death rate in almost all forms of risk related deaths. Most long term drug and alcohol abuse starts during these years. Even people who drink responsibly as adults drink to much as teens. Are teenagers just stupid? No, their brains are physically different and function differently than a mature adult brain.

    There is a function for the difference between a young brain and an adult brain. The structure of a young brain is better suited to adaptability and learning new things more quickly. The structure of an adult brain is better suited to faster processing speeds of the things already known.

     

    Patrons of SOBs must be 21 years old because alcohol is served. Yet an 18 year employee can escort a 40 year old customer into the VIP rooms where alcohol flows freely. It is widely reported and generally accepted that the VIP rooms facilitate a variety of other illegal activity.

     

    Multiple survivors of trafficking are willing to testify about the relationship between pimps and SOB owners working in a cooperative fashion to trap employees into a life of prostitution.

     

    Responses from a recent Rescue Houston survey of women formerly employed in strip clubs who have since excited the sex industry show:

    • 77% of respondents were under the age of 21 when they began stripping

    • 85% of respondents report being trafficked by a pimp

    • 92% of respondents report being controlled by a pimp while employed at a strip club

    • 100% respondents report witnessing illegal activity regularly occurring in VIP rooms ​(including prostitution, illegal drug use, and/or underage drinking)

     

    SOBs use social media advertise to high school and college aged girls promoting an easy, care-free, rewarding, life that is a never ending party. Examples are available.

     

    SB 1866 is currently in the Criminal Justice Committee and is awaiting a hearing, but time is running out. Please give SB 1866 a hearing! Victims deserve a chance for their voices to be heard!

     

    Thank you for your service on the Criminal Justice Committee and for your dedication to ending human trafficking in Texas.

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

    [1] Office of the Attorney Gen., Report to the Texas Legislature Sexually Oriented Businesses and Human Trafficking: Associations, Challenges, and Approaches, 3-5, (2013).

     

     

    Texas Senate

    Criminal Justice Committee Members

     

    The Honorable John Whitmire, Committee Chairman 
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0345
    (512) 463-0115

     

    Houston District Office
    803 Yale Street
    Houston, TX 77007
    (713) 864-8701

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=datDDHylFiWJOz7qMZ9V6MmtAbBvhlBdw%2B0cvmwfw0TDvqU6fDp8OnkLN4MISvw8Qsjmfzl8oRoJTmqlGQYskUqhjBtI8oxv&lang=en

     

     

    The Honorable Joan Huffman, Committee Vice Chair
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0117 (TEL)

     

    Houston District Office
    P.O. Box 541774
    Houston, TX 77254
    (281) 980-3500 (TEL)

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=IoQEGuxWGmDOJmlybdrekk3cDf3nTLQ1l0o8wsSGAGQUczp8Onw6imfZXJu2O7H7x4Pd6PBxGOO82KFcilKctQiOT10YgR4%3D&lang=en

     


    The Honorable Brian Birdwell
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0122

     

    Granbury District Office
    1315 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 116
    Granbury, TX 76048
    Mallory Coon, District Manager
    (817) 573-9622 (TEL)
     

    Waco District Office
    900 Austin Avenue, Suite 500
    Waco, TX 76701
    Shelly Verlander, District Manager
    (254) 772-6225 (TEL)

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=eWV0i%2BBxi7sd5HA4QS9DrUwhzFm56H%2FnZoJtInpTNqgiinQ6fDp8OlIDTamv67P3jTFWiZdlm5VrD5j%2BEdzcYBzfJlaYrKtF&lang=en

     

    The Honorable Konni Burton
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0110 (TEL)

     

    Fort Worth District Office
    933 West Weatherford Street, Suite 203
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Leigh Collins - District Director
    (817) 882-8157 (TEL)

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=6S6Pq4e7Hlv8onNyEXuCddVDyhUyfXeydhdm3ewhe5YSbC86fDp8OpqhJNByO2J6KU3%2FsyoLP0SH2qjvUg8%2FDort4B1OCJPG&lang=en

     

    The Honorable Brandon Creighton
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0104 (TEL)

     

    The Woodlands District Office
    2829 Technology Forest, Suite 240
    The Woodlands, Texas 77381
    (281) 292-4128 (TEL)

     

    Beaumont District Office
    350 Pine Street, Suite 1450
    Beaumont, Texas 77701
    (409) 838-9861 (TEL)

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=S3TDTca58mpIzs%2BnuwDeBTu%2FR%2FRvWV5TsZgQsqyQ7U7MOnw6fDrqcgL06vInHrBn3q%2FOHbzEJVfayi4NB0t%2BWGFB%2FYI%2BEA%3D%3D&lang=en

     

    The Honorable Sylvia R. Garcia
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0106 (TEL)
     

    Houston District Office
    5425 Polk Street, Suite 125
    Houston, TX 77023
    (713) 923-7575 (TEL)
     

    Houston District Office
    Woodforest National Bank
    13301 East Freeway, Suite 310
    Houston, TX 77015
    (713) 453-5100 (TEL)
     

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=wP9qo2NsBNk9PoZCk7AiNrLRmf5rqz2FJMTrSHmdB6s0bTp8Onw6lne8cbcRphBjkCiCs%2BuTj3LRDFMq4GJdqMPq3bJu8Ak%3D&lang=en

    The Honorable Bryan Hughes 
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0101 (TEL)

     

    Tyler District Office
    100 Independence Place, Suite 301
    Tyler, Texas 75703
    (903) 581-1776 (TEL)

     

    Longview District Office
    Gregg County Courthouse
    101 E. Methvin, Suite 301
    Longview, Texas 75601
    (903) 753-8137 (TEL)
     

    Marshall District Office
    115 N. Wellington, Suite 102
    Marshall, Texas 75670
    (903) 923-0404 (TEL)
     

    Mineola District Office
    701 N. Pacific Street
    Mineola, Texas 75773
    (903) 569-8880 (TEL)

     

    Texarkana District Office
    5411 Plaza Drive, Suite D
    Texarkana, Texas 75503
    (903) 223-7958 (TEL)

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=MbTZlS3AGBljsVb3bkQW2NngRi6xUeUySqPA%2BUrNamuSOnw6fDoC4l84BYUJr29sTt%2FaFMptaIP5sARRZKVT9YndlQ4gEQ%3D%3D&lang=en

     

    The Honorable José Menéndez 
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0126 (TEL)

     

    San Antonio District Office
    (Located in Wonderland of the Americas Mall)
    4522 Fredericksburg Road, A-3
    San Antonio, TX 78201
    (210) 733-6604 (TEL)

     

    Converse District Office
    601 S. Seguin Road
    Converse, Texas 78109
    (210) 659-9391 (TEL)

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=IOicfAoEWD%2B7ZTTUyE4pU%2BivIPLeBMcHe%2FOue%2FYAoTh2%2By06fDp8Onuasjgpx5tk9M3J9cAxHCY8fEbDOCzxlGbUEDY%2FSiI%2B&lang=en

     

    The Honorable Charles Perry
    Capital Office
    P.O. Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    (512) 463-0128 (TEL)
     

    Lubbock District Office
    11003 Quaker Avenue, #101
    Lubbock, TX 79424
    (806) 783-9934 (TEL)

     District Director: Robyn Tepper

     

    San Angelo District Office
    36 West Beauregard #510
    San Angelo, TX 76903
    (325) 481-0028 (TEL)

    District Director: Pam Dutton

     

    Childress District Office
    119 Avenue B NW
    Childress, TX 79201
    (940) 937-0909 (TEL)

    District Director: Jennifer Foster

    Link to email address: http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=QFBYZ7ZHEJw1xns7%2FfepFImuD%2FIWol33tpuFKQm6Lzfaqjp8Onw6jIuTawabVfTJHv9vjtTcAuBj7EtS6DKZG1jR%2Bf%2BFdIo%3D&lang=en

     

     

    Sign the petition.
    Please check the box that allows your name to be seen on the petition and provide your full mailing address. Your mailing address will not be available for the general public to see. Only your name and city will be displayed.

     

     

    Forward the petition to others willing to sign.

    My goal is to provide 100,000 “identifiable signatures”. We already had almost 10,000 signatures on the petition before it was posted on Change.org. The reason for including names and addresses is so that the signatures can be compared to voter registration records in each legislator’s district. I want elected officials to know the voters in support far outweigh the dollars in opposition. Let Texas legislators know that we expect and demand stronger laws to protect our children.

     

     

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