We had a productive day at the Capitol yesterday where we were able to reach out to each of the 181 Representatives and Senators to voice our opposition to the school choice and UIL bills.
Our group was diverse, spanning the spectrum of age, experience, and socio-economics, but we were all united in our common goal to preserve Texas homeschool liberty!
We would like to acknowledge all the office staff who were professional and listened to our concerns. We had several high school students participate in visiting the representatives’ office. Some of the offices showed genuine interest in our position, asked thoughtful questions, and engaged in smart dialog. We’re proud of our kids for taking an active role in learning about their rights and responsibilities as Texas citizens and defending those rights for homeschooling families who will come after them!
Additionally, we thank the legislators (and those who sent their representatives) who came to visit with us at our Meet and Greet. Above is Rep. Cecil Bell (L) and Rep. Terry Wilson (R) with our group.
All in all, it was a successful event and further strengthened our resolve to stay engaged with the legislators throughout this session. We will continue to reach out to them over the next couple of months to communicate our concerns.