Center for School Behavioral Health Advocacy Task Force Legislative Update - 5.17.17

URGENT ACTION ALERT

 May 17, 2017 

 

Friends, 

At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, House Bill 2623 (Allen, Alma | Thompson, Senfronia) and House Bill 3887 (Coleman) will be heard before the Senate Education Committee - because of you. 

Your calls, your emails to friends, your commitment to advancing legislation for youth mental health. You made this happen. And you can't stop now. We've come too far. Together. 

Each member of the Senate Education Committee needs to know how important these bills are to Texas students and that, when I stand before them to testify tomorrow, I have all of you standing beside me. 

We have eight days left to pass these bills.

Please take five minutes to call your State Senator and the Senate Education Committee to let them know you support our Senate sponsor, Senator Zaffirini, and House Bill 2623 (Transition Services) and House Bill 3887 (Trauma Training). Ask them to vote yes on both bills and send them to the Senate floor for a vote.

With gratitude,

Annalee Gulley

Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs

Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Please call your Houston Senator – and members of the Senate Education Committee – and ask that they support HB 2623 (Allen | Thompson, Senfronia) and HB 3887 (Coleman).  The more support they hear, the better our chance of getting the bills voted out of the Education Committee as soon as possible.

 

State Senator Larry Taylor, Chair (Houston):(512) 463-0111

State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Vice Chair: (512) 463-0127

State Senator Paul Bettencourt (Houston): (512) 463-0107

State Senator Donna Campbell: (512) 463-0125

State Senator Bob Hall: (512) 463-0102

State Senator Don Huffines: (512) 463-0116

State Senator Bryan Hughes: (512) 463-0101

State Senator Kel Seliger: (512) 463-0131

State Senator Van Taylor: (512) 463-0108

State Senator Carlos Uresti: (512) 463-0119

State Senator Royce West: (512) 463-0123


Senate Education Committee: (512) 463-0355

Here is a sample script to use for your calls to Senate Education Members:

Hello, my name is ________. I am calling Senator _______ because I want to make sure they support HB 2623 (Allen | Thompson, Senfronia) and HB 3887 (Coleman). Both bills are scheduled for a hearing in the EDUCATION COMMITTEE this Thursday, May 18. I support these bills and the positive impact they will have on mental health in education in the state of Texas and encourage Senator ______ to do so as well. Thank you very much!

Sample script for Senate Education Committee:

Hello, my name is ________. I am calling Senate Education Committee to show my support of HB 2623 (Allen | Thompson, Senfronia) and HB 3887 (Coleman). Both bills are scheduled for a hearing in the EDUCATION COMMITTEE this Thursday, May 18. I support these bills and the positive impact they will have on mental health in education in the state of Texas. Thank you very much!