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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

www.GAWTP.com

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
Heritage Action

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.

RINO-Care: A more insolvent version of Obamacare … except this time GOP owns it!

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By: Daniel Horowitz
Conservative Review

The first thing to understand about the GOP healthcare bill is that it is not merely Obamacare-lite or a bad “replacement” bill. It doesn’t repeal the core of Obamacare in the first place. In fact, the few parts that it repeals or tweaks within a few years will actually intensify the death spiral of Obamacare when mixed with the core regulatory structure, exacerbated by the subsidies that they do keep. And this time, the GOP will own it politically. All of it.

The most dangerous myth about the GOP plan is that it repeals Obamacare. At least if GOP leadership would be honest and say they are too scared to repeal the ACA and are just tweaking it a few years from now (after the death spiral is made worse), then we can blame the Democrats for voting for it. Now that a bill codifying Obamacare in the worst possible form is being sold as “repeal and replace,” Republicans have bailed out Democrats from their most toxic political issue without securing a single concession.

Continue reading….

 

From The Office Of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2017

www.texasattorneygeneral.gov

PRESS OFFICE: (512) 463-2050

Kayleigh Lovvorn: Kayleigh.Lovvorn@oag.texas.gov

AG Paxton Leads Multi-State Coalition for Final Judgment in Lawsuit to 

Protect Texans and Physicians from Obamacare Mandate 

 

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked a federal judge for summary judgment in a case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over a regulation that redefines “sex” to include “gender identity” and “termination of pregnancy” under Title IX. The Affordable Care Act expressly adopted Title IX’s protection against “sex” discrimination. The motion requests a permanent injunction against the rule and a final judgment in the lawsuit.

 

Last December, Attorney General Paxton won a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking new federal health rules from forcing doctors to perform controversial operations and abortions, even if they believed the procedures were not in the best interests of their patients, or violated their deeply held religious or conscientious beliefs. Judge Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas ruled that the State of Texas and the other the plaintiffs in Franciscan Alliance v. Sylvia Burwell were likely to prevail in court on their claim that HHS enacted the new rule without legal authority under the Administrative Procedure Act, and that it infringes on the rights of health care providers under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

 

“Doctors’ best medical judgment and deeply held religious beliefs should not be voided by political agendas in Washington,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The doctor/patient relationship should remain between doctors and their patients, and the government has no business telling doctors what their patients need. We’re asking the court for a permanent injunction against the rule based on a pure legal question that the court has already answered: the Obamacare rule is unlawful.”

 

The new rule would have significant impact on Texas, other states and health care providers. It requires taxpayers to fund all treatments designed for one to transition to a different sex. Physicians could be in violation of the rule if they believe certain treatments are not in a patient’s best interests, or, if they cannot perform a particular procedure for religious or conscientious reasons and refer a patient to another health care provider. In addition, the rule would force the Employee Retirement System of Texas and others to amend its insurance coverage for some 500,000 participants to provide for gender reassignment and abortion.

 

Texas is joined in the motion for summary judgment by the states of Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Wisconsin and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as Franciscan Alliance, Inc., Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC, and Christian Medical and Dental Associations.

 

View the motion for summary judgment here.

View the appendix ISO of the motion here.

View the brief ISO the motion here.

 

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In 2017 women and minorities are buying guns – here’s why…

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During the 8 years he was president, Barack Obama’s administration experienced an explosion in gun sales, with annual background checks more than doubling between 2008 and 2016.  In the eighteen months leading up to the 2016 election, gun sales set one new record after another.

So when a pro-Second Amendment candidate won the election most observers figured that gun sales would at last begin to drop. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Conventional wisdom held that the sharp rise in gun sales over the course of Obama’s presidency was supposedly driven, at least in part, by the threat of gun control. That’s why everyone expected gun sales to decline after Trump’s victory.  Yet, the average monthly gun sales from November through February are up from the already very high level in October.

In fact, there was a large increase in gun sales immediately following the election.  November had a record-setting month for FBI background checks. On Black Friday, there was a single day record of 185,713 checks.  While December sales were not quite at record levels, they were still the second highest monthly total ever.  January’s and February’s sales data slipped below last January’s and February’s, but they were still the second highest January and February sales on record.

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Protests at Texas Capitol against SB 4, Sanctuary Cities Ban.

Protests happening today, March 15, 2017…

Protesters gathering in the star rotunda at the State Capitol showing their support for immigrants and dislike of Senate Bill 4

Watch video here…