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2017 Texas Constitutional Amendment Voting Info

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On November 7, 2017 Texans will vote on seven proposed amendments to the state’s constitution.
To review the seven Constitutional Amendments
CLICK HERE.
Recommendations from Empower Texans on each of the Amendments can be found HERE.

GREGG COUNTY EARLY VOTING:

Early Voting for the November 7, 2017 Election will be held from October 23 through November 3.

All Early Voting will be conducted at the Gregg County Courthouse, First Floor, Room 108.

Monday, October 23 – Friday, October 27 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, October 30 – Wednesday, November 1 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 2 – Friday, November 3 7:00 am – 7:00 pm


GREGG COUNTY ELECTION DAY VOTING:

The next election in Gregg County will be the Constitutional Amendment Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Gregg County will be using “Countywide” Polling Places for this election. This means that any Gregg County registered voter may vote at any Gregg County polling place that is open on Election Day.

The list of “Countywide” Polling Places for Election Day can be found HERE.


Here is a listing of all Amendments to the Texas Constitution since 1876


October Monthly Meeting

WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW
OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING

Monday, October 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
(Directions here)

GUEST SPEAKER:
Dr. Laura Pressley


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TOPIC: SAVING OUR TEXAS VOTE
Cracking the Code of Electronic Voting Corruption In Texas

Dr. Laura Pressley is a former candidate for the Austin City Council and has cracked the code of electronic voting corruption in Texas and has filed an historic election contest with evidence of how county election corruption occurs. Dr. Pressley’s recent legal case, currently in the Texas Supreme Court, uncloaks the truth about electronic voting in Texas.

She has given over 150 non-partisan presentations across the state on the technical details of how Texas’ electronic voting machines are not adhering to state laws, how electronic voting corruption is occurring all over Texas, how it occurs, and what is being done about it. With all the election integrity issues being reported across the state, Texans have had enough. We are ready to take back our power at the voting booth and Dr. Pressley discusses how we can ensure honest elections happen in Texas.

Dr. Pressley is a native Texan and earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from UT Austin and was an engineer and gross margin business manager in the semiconductor industry in Austin for 17 years. She holds 4 US patents on semiconductor device technology and is the co-author of numerous peer reviewed scientific articles.

Dr. Pressley has appeared on the CBS Early Show, Good Morning Austin, Roger Stone’s Stone Cold Truth Radio Show, and many others. She has testified as a citizen’s advocate to the Texas Senate and House on election and technology issues and has served on the Executive Committees of several boards in Austin.

All meetings are FREE and open to the public.


UPCOMING WE THE PEOPLE MEETINGS


November 6, 2017
Speaker TBAUnfortunately speaker originally scheduled, Dana Hodges, CWA-Texas, had to cancel due to the loss of her home in the Houston floods. Please keep Dana and her family in your prayers.

New speaker details will be sent out when available.

December 4, 2017
Speaker TBA

January 8, 2018
Working on GOP Candidate Forum for this meeting


Stars of Texas Fall Celebration 2017

GAWTP 2017 Champions of Freedom Annual Dinner

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Bold…
Courageous…
Principled…
Texas Tough…
and coming to Tyler for the 5th Annual
Grassroots America Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner

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to honor the

HOW THE TEXAS FREEDOM CAUCUS WON THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Conservative friends:

We have a few seats left, but we must order the dinner meals today from our caterer. The entree this year is delicious and the desserts  – both are Rep. Matt Schaefer’s favorites! 

Don’t miss meeting and honoring the Freedom Caucus, hearing a Religious Liberty update from Jeremy Dys, and a “Drain the DC Swamp Report” as only Senator Ted Cruz can deliver it!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

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August 7, 2017 Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:  Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview

GUEST SPEAKER:
CATHIE ADAMS

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Cathie Adams has been following United Nations meetings dealing with “climate change” since 1997. She was in Marrakech, Morocco, when President Donald Trump was elected and witnessed firsthand the response of the radical environmentalists who’d all supported Hillary Clinton because she promised to continue Obama’s radical green agenda. You won’t want to miss her informative critique of that historic election’s impact on the global green agenda. Cathie will also provide an update on President Trump’s campaign promise to remove the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Agreement dealing with “climate change” as it will tremendously impact our economy and our American liberties. 

Our meetings are free and open to the public!

MAY MONTHLY MEETING

Monday, May 1, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H. G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
(Directions here)

GUEST SPEAKER:

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South Central Regional Coordinator
Heritage Action For America
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Wade Miller, a U.S. Marine and Heritage Action’s South Central Coordinator (Dallas) will introduce the Heritage Sentinel program and give the inside scoop on what’s really going on in the U.S. House and Senate with the big reforms they promised us – tax and regulatory reform, repeal of ObamaCare, balancing the budget, funding the wall, cutting federal debt, rebuilding military readiness and reforming welfare.

Heritage Action for America is the “action arm” of The Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action, through its grassroots education and Congressional Scorecard, seeks to hold Congress accountable to limited government principles.

Note: Jeremiah Hunter, Chairman of We The People-Longview, is a Heritage Action Sentinel member and encourages everyone to do the same. Why? Because Heritage Action gets results and produces reliable information. In other words, Heritage Action’s first priority isn’t constant fundraising with no visible results!

All Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Texas House approves ban on texting while driving, again

By: Sean Collins Walsh – American Statesman

Once again, the Texas House has given preliminary approval to a statewide ban on texting while driving. And once again, it faces an uphill battle to become law.

Preventing Texas motorists from using their cell phones behind the wheel has been a priority of state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, since 2009.

In a 113-32 vote, the House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to Craddick’s House Bill 62. It faces an uncertain future in the Senate because of opposition from conservatives who see the ban as a way to limit drivers’ freedom.

Craddick pitched the bill as a commonsense public safety measure. “It’s the major cause of accidents and deaths in this country and in this state,” he said.

The bill would assess a $99 fine on first-time offenders and a $200 fine on repeat offenses.

Craddick’s three previous attempts have been defeated in various ways. Last session, the bill passed the House but did not have enough support to come up for a vote in the Senate. In 2011, it passed both chambers only to be vetoed by then-Gov. Rick Perry.

Forty-six states have banned texting while driving, according to the National Conference on State Legislatures.

Using a cell phone while driving is also banned in Austin, among other Texas cities.

Texas Senate Sends Transgender Bill To House

By: Chuck Lindell
American Statesman

After a second day of sharp disagreement and impassioned debate, the Texas Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to the transgender bathroom bill, sending it to an uncertain reception in the House, where Speaker Joe Straus has said he isn’t a fan and prefers to address other priorities.

The 21-10 vote was unchanged from Tuesday’s initial vote on Senate Bill 6.

Prior to the vote, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — the bill’s leading advocate — said during a radio interview that fellow Republican Straus appears to be ignoring the will of Texas voters.

“I think the speaker is out of touch with the voters,” Patrick said on KLIF in Dallas. “This is an issue that people, supporters, constituents, voters want.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert Needs Your Support!

PLEASE SEND YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT TO CONGRESSMAN LOUIE GOHMERT. HE NEEDS OUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER! 

Please read the Editorial: Gohmert should have a townhall and listen posted in the LNJ on Februrary 22nd.

(Please read below Congressman Gohmert’s response as to why he  will not be conducting any Townhall meetings.)

Your response to this editorial in support of Congressman Gohmert would be greatly appreciated.

Submit a Letter To The Editor at the Longview News Journal  HERE.

Contact Congressman Louie Gohmert
By email HERE.
Or by phone:
Washington D.C. office #:  (202) 225-3035
Tyler office #:  (903) 561-6349

Also, show your support on Facebook and Twitter!


Many Conservative elected officials across the country have decided not to hold Townhall events due to the hostile environment from the attendees (a.k.a. paid demonstrators: Soros-Linked Former Clinton Staffer Behind ‘Organized’ Townhall Protests).

Senator Tom Cotton faces angry constituents at town hall meeting.
Angry protesters are swarming Republican townhall meetings.

Our very own Congressman Louie Gohmert is one of those elected officials who has decided not to conduct a Townhall meeting. Below you will find his statement as to why.

Also,watch interview on KETK as Cong. Gohmert answers questions submitted by East Texans.


 

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Read statement online HERE.

The communication below is being sent to those constituents who have demanded a public town hall meeting mainly for the purpose of letting the Congressman know they want to keep Obamacare.

Dear Fellow East Texans:

Thank you for your recent request to my office for a town hall meeting. Having traveled the entirety of our district so many times during my time in Congress, doing thousands of events and public appearances, such as veterans’ ceremonies, hospice medal presentations, church sermons with meet/greet, job site tours, charity dinner talks, public hearings, speeches to big groups/small groups with question/answer time, constituent meetings, media interviews, op-eds, constituent phone calls, ribbon cuttings, business forums, job fairs, district art competitions, school assemblies, classroom caucuses, flag presentation ceremonies, VA clinic visits, business openings, environmental field hearings, chamber banquets, judicial conferences, farming symposia, rodeos, town meetings, big/small town hall meetings, tele-town hall meetings, as well as constituent meetings when in Washington, I feel confident there are very few voters who pay attention in the 1st Congressional District of Texas who don’t know exactly where I stand on the issues and why—especially regarding the issue of Obamacare. In fact, in November, over a quarter of a million people were polled, and 73.9% said they agreed with me. I made clear for the last seven years that I would do all I could to repeal Obamacare. I was one of the few who read it before I voted.

Unfortunately, at this time there are groups from the more violent strains of the leftist ideology, some even being paid, who are preying on public town halls to wreak havoc and threaten public safety. Threats are nothing new to me and I have gotten my share as a felony judge. However, the House Sergeant at Arms advised us after former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot at a public appearance, that civilian attendees at Congressional public events stand the most chance of being harmed or killed—just as happened there. One Congressional friend had one of his district staff members knocked unconscious and hospitalized this past week after being overrun by a group intent on physical confrontation and disruption.
In the same amount of time it takes to have a town hall meeting, which usually has between 30 and 100 attendees in east Texas, I can communicate with thousands of my constituent bosses through a telephone town hall meeting. This technology allows the inclusion of our disabled and more elderly seniors who have opinions but who could not otherwise come to an actual town hall meeting and ask questions. The telephone company assures us that all of the people participating on our telephone town halls live right here in east Texas and I will have likely have had over one hundred thousand people in our district participate by the time I finish this new round. Then, when the threat of violence at town hall meetings recedes, we can go back to having the civil town hall meetings I’ve had in the past to supplement the masses reached in our telephone town halls.

I very much appreciate hearing from the most vocal who form part of the very important twenty-six percent who disagreed with my seven year position on Obamacare, and I really believe that if we do the right things after repealing Obamacare, that even most of those who like government control of their lives in Obamacare, will acknowledge that things are better with more personal choices at a lower price, and without the massive cuts to Medicare and our seniors’ healthcare that Obamacare inflicted.

Just this past week I have had two telephone town halls which included asking questions of constituents and getting those polling results that are absolutely consistent with the ultimate poll that was taken on Election Day just three and a half months ago. It should not be surprising that thus far, the results on the most politically sensitive issues show that the views I have been standing firm on are consistent with the 74% of voting east Texans that believed in November that I best reflected their beliefs and wishes.

We have also noted that a manual from one of the groups demanding town halls so they can disrupt them with agitators, suggested such underhanded motivations such as:

“Stall the Trump agenda by forcing them to redirect energy away from their priorities.”

“A day they spend worrying about you is a day that they’re not… preparing a Muslim registry.” (By the way, I do not support a “Muslim registry”!)

“Tactics for these events may be similar to more traditional protests, where you’re trying to shift attention from the scheduled event to your own message.”

“A day they spend worrying about you is a day that they’re not… preparing a Muslim registry.” (By the way, I do not support a “Muslim registry”!)

“Tactics for these events may be similar to more traditional protests, where you’re trying to shift attention from the scheduled event to your own message.”

Statements like this in their community organizing materials are not “non-partisan,” as they their playbook tells them to claim that they are. Some public town halls from this particular group recently boasted having agitators even come in from other states to cause havoc. I understand you personally do not want violence, but just want to be heard. I hear you. As a servant of east Texas, your input continues to be vital to me. That’s why I put over 80,000 miles on my car in about two years repeatedly getting to every part of our east Texas district.

So, thank you very much for your input. Though I am saddened if you are upset with my positions, they do appear to reflect a majority of east Texans’ views but I will continue to monitor closely. Regardless, I sincerely hope this week that you will find joy in the faces of those you love.

Thank you for caring so much,

Sincerely,

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Louie Gohmert
Member of Congress


THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN GOHMERT FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE CONSTITUENTS OF DISTRICT 1. WE APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK AND STANDING STRONG  FOR THE CONSERVATIVE VALUES YOU SHARE WITH US HERE IN EAST TEXAS!