UPDATED: RECORD VOTE
The House vote has been confirmed against the House Journal.
The Senate vote has been confirmed against the Senate Journal.
Bill: HB2 Legislative Session: 83(2) Author: Laubenberg
relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and
facilities; providing penalties.
They are all Republicans except as noted (“D” for Democrat).
The following Representatives voted FOR HB2:
Charles “Doc” Anderson
Jimmie Don Aycock
Angie Chen Button
John E. Davis
Ryan Guillen (D)
Abel Herrero (D)
James L. “Jim” Keffer
Lois W. Kolkhorst
Jodie Laubenberg (Author)
Tryon D. Lewis
J. M. Lozano
Armando “Mando” Martinez (D)
Geanie W. Morrison
Joe C. Pickett (D)
Jim C. Pitts
Walter T. “Four” Price
J. D. Sheffield
John T. Smithee
The following Senators voted FOR HB2:
Glenn Hegar (Senate sponsor)
Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D)*
Many of the outstanding Democrats who fought this bill have received a good deal of national media attention, as well they should. We will continue supporting them and working with them in the future days. But don’t you think these folks above, who voted for HB2, deserve a lot more attention?
Here is an overview of common tactics used in influencing elected officials. You might also want to explore the Global Nonviolent Action Database. As we meet online and in person over the coming days, weeks, and months, let’s consider forming action subgroups around various strategies and tactics. Here is a comprehensive list of tactics.
For a start, it might be a good idea for someone to file an Open Records Request on our esteemed elected representatives, particularly Representative Jodie Laubenberg and Senator Glenn Hegar. In fact, it would really be a nice idea to request every piece of correspondence, including letters, emails, etc. of them and their entire staffs. While we’re at it, we should be sure to request digital records; this will provide us with a hard drive for copying (cheaper and easier to redistribute).
We can email them at their Capitol and home district offices, as well as send faxes, write letters, and make phone calls. We can make sure we defeat them next time they are up for re-election.
We can protest their each and every public appearance. We can write letters to their local papers. Here is a list of all the newspapers in Texas. Here are some tips on writing effective letters to the editor.
*The only Democratic senator to vote for HB2; not to be confused with his son, State Representative Eddie Lucio III, who voted against it.
** Speaker of the House. The Speaker often abstains, except in the case casting of a tie-breaking vote.