The time has finally come–the Texas House of Representatives is going to debate and vote on SB4 on Wednesday.
SB4 is the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill that will undermine community policing efforts and will affect our neighbors, our workforce, kids in our schools, and the relationship between police and our communities. This doesn’t just affect the immigrant community, it impacts everyone who may be asked to prove he or she is a citizen.
Here are 4 things you can do to help stop this terrible bill:
- Call your Texas House rep and ask them to vote AGAINST SB4:
“Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling to demand that the Representative OPPOSE Senate Bill 4 in any form. [My family / Texas students / Texas children] deserve/s to live without fear, and to live lives of dignity and prosperity. Please tell the Representative that Texans OPPOSE SB 4 and they must too.”
- Join Indivisible Austin’s emergency conference call TONIGHT at 8 p.m. with representatives from United We Dream and Workers Defense Project
Dial-in Number: 1-(712) 770-8067
Conference Code: 409542
- Join Texans from across the state at the Capitol on WEDNESDAY to fill the gallery–let our representatives know we’re watching
There are several events scheduled at the Capitol on Wednesday:
9am – TRUST Coalition press conference, WEST Steps of the Capitol (*location changed from South to West steps*)
10am – Person to Person Outreach for Representatives Going Into the House Chamber
6pm – Prayer Vigil in the Rotunda
- Call, text, or email your friends and family members in other parts of the state and ask them to do #1!
Here’s a target list of Texas House reps who need to hear from their constituents! Our representatives in Austin are on the right side of this issue, but there are reps across the state who need phone calls.
We have ONE LAST CHANCE to stop SB4 and protect immigrant families in our state. Please join us in rising to the challenge to #StandIndivisible and give it all we can!