WHEREAS the Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives campaigned on clear and unmistakable promises to support the passage of conservative legislation in the Texas House, and
WHEREAS the people of Texas, who elected a large majority of House Republicans on November 4, 2014, sent a clear and unmistakable signal in support of the conservative agenda promised by the Republican House candidates, and
WHEREAS the current Speaker of the Texas House. Joe Straus, has been elected three times with the unanimous support of the House Democrats, and
WHEREAS Joe Straus has used his power as Speaker, time and again, to appoint left-leaning Democrat and Republican committee chairs and to prevent popular conservative legislation from receiving a vote or even a hearing,
The undersigned Texas Voters strongly urge all Texas House members to vote to replace Speaker Joe Straus with a true conservative who will appoint conservative committee chairs and support, rather than oppose, conservative legislation.