Formed in 2012, TXUUJM works statewide to empower UU Texans to bring about changes in the manner in which our state is governed and treats her residents. Legislative Action Day will feature advocacy training, interaction with Texas legislators, and small groups of UUs meeting with their state senators, representatives, and legislative staff about specific issues, as time limitations permit.
This biennium, TXUUJM will focus its work in three main areas:
1. Reproductive Justice,
2. Immigration/Refugee Justice
3. Economic Inequality/Justice.
We will also keep a keen eye on Human Rights, including LGBT Equality and Freedom of Religion.
Please use the form below to register to attend the 2017 TXUUJM Legislative Action Day, let us know the names of your state representative and senator, and, optionally, sign up to ride a bus from the Houston or D/FW areas. (NOTE: THE BUS FROM HOUSTON IS FULL, BUT DALLAS HAS OPTED TO SUPPORT A SECOND BUS FROM THE NORTH TEXAS AREA.)
Don't know your current state senator or representative? Give us your full physical home address, and we'll look them up for you and let you know.
The Dallas and Houston buses will leave early the morning of the 15th (DARK THIRTY...) and return to their points of departure that evening, time depending upon traffic. UPDATE 2017-01-25: The Houston Bus is FULL!
Even if you're getting to Austin on your own, please register below so we can form the groups of 3-5 for each visit notwithstanding the strange bedfellows gerrymandering makes of representation in Texas.
There is no limit on the number of reservations for TXUUJM Legislative Action Day in Austin, and the larger the number the more clearly our UU voices will be heard. However, seats on the buses from Houston and D/FW are limited to no more than 55 each. Once they're filled, you're on your own for travel! If you register after February 8th, you'll still make your voice heard, although we may not be able to work you into a speaking role at that late date.
Once you register, you'll be contacted about coordinating visits to the offices of various state representatives and senators, both before, during and after February 15th. You'll also receive information about parking and access to the room in the Capital building where we will meet, debrief, update agendas and schedules, etc. Expect to begin receiving updates during the first full week in February.
Can't make it on February 15th? You may also use the form below to request information about other upcoming UU advocacy opportunities and training.
** Please complete this form separately for each individual attendee. All information will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone outside of TXUUJM, NTUUC, and the clergy and staff of your UU congregation.