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EKG
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TEXIT Bill (HB 1359) video/virtual testimonies - *PREVIEW* and Call to Action
Already submitted virtual testimonies - starts at the 1:10 mark (Texas Nationalist Movement YouTube Channel)


The State Affairs Committee of the Texas House of Representatives does not want your voice heard in support of House Bill 1359, the Texas Independence Referendum Act. Chairman Chris Paddie is doing everything within his power to keep the public from seeing the level and depth of support for a vote on TEXIT.


If the legislature won’t hold a public hearing, we will.


In conjunction with the bill’s author, State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, the Texas Nationalist Movement is collecting video testimony from supporters of HB 1359 from now until May 9th.

During the week of May 10th, we will conduct a joint press conference at the Capitol and livestream all of the submitted testimony on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other livesteaming outlets.

This will be conducted just like a committee hearing and all of the videos will be compiled and submitted to every member of the Texas Legislature as well as the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.


Here is a link (YouTube - starts at the 1:10 mark) to two hours of testimony submitted thus far from pro-TEXIT Texans all over the state (and country).


Use this page (TNM) to write and record your testimony. The page provides you with: (a) a structure for your testimony; (b) sample testimonies; and (c) instructions on how to record your virtual testimony. Let’s show the world what the legislators don’t want them to see.



























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TOSOV
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re: TEXIT Bill (HB 1359) video/virtual testimonies - *PREVIEW* and Call to Action
Ok...so break down where things are regarding important dates for voting to get thru committee, etc. And what will having a public hearing do if the legislature do? Just wondering if there is a clear height that needs to be leaped to get over the walls.

No time to go thru links.


texashorn
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re: TEXIT Bill (HB 1359) video/virtual testimonies - *PREVIEW* and Call to Action
The legislative session ends at the end of May. Generally, if a bill hasn’t left committee by the end of April (such is the case for “Texit”), it’s dead.

This alternative form of “committee” testimony is a stunt just like the “alternative” slate of electors that were being pushed by Trump. Both are outside the legal legislative process and are therefore illegitimate.

But keep those donations coming!


EKG
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re: TEXIT Bill (HB 1359) video/virtual testimonies - *PREVIEW* and Call to Action
Where are we now? Significantly farther along than we were in the last legislative session. We now have legislation filed. We have multiple legislators who’ve signed on to the bill (Rep. Kyle Biedermann, Rep. James White, Rep. Jeff Cason, Rep. Bryan Slaton, Rep. Phil Stephenson, Rep. Steve Toth). And we’re in committee.

As for whether we’ll get a hearing ... that’s what’s hanging in the balance. The window of opportunity is very narrow. Chris Paddie, Chairman of the State Affairs Committee (where HB 1359 currently resides) is entirely responsible for our future right now. Without a doubt, there’s a sense amongst some of these guys that they can slow walk this thing to death so it doesn’t make it out of committee.

I don’t know anything about dates, other than the last day of the session is May 31. When I hear anything at all I’ll pass it along.

Geez, it’s crazy how much elections matter. It can’t be said enough. The Speaker of the House (e.g., Dade Phelan - Beaumont) gets to select committee chairs and decide who serves on those committees, as well as which bills go to which committee.

It’s been an absolute grind. This is my first experience actively working to push a specific piece of legislation to be passed. What I’ve learned: The lies told by politicians and the shiftiness of their character is laughable.

The experience a couple of weeks back at TNM Capitol Day in ATX was shocking, in terms of the level of contempt some of the legislators had for simply stepping out of the way of Texans exercising their right to vote. Madness. Most of our politicians don’t have a clue.

As we told them repeatedly: It isn’t up to [them] to decide or allow a vote—[they] work for us. The Texas Constitution gives us that right.

At the end of the day, if legislators are holding us back, they gotta go. Rep. Kyle Biedermann has committed to re-filing this bill every time he has the opportunity. There’s even been talk of pounding (via phone, email) the heck outta Gov. Abbott to schedule a special session. Who knows? But we’ve only just begun.

Bottom line; We’re not going away, and support for TEXIT grows almost daily. You can bet your arse we’ll be back bigger and stronger when the bill is re-filed in 2023. There’s much optimism about continuing to expand our efforts with all people who support self-determination and TEXIT.


Side note:

Here are the members of the State Affairs Cmte. (where HB 1369 is currently stalled). Call them and tell them Texas will remember each of their names, come the next election.

Chris Paddie (chairman) 512 463-0556
Ana Hernandez -0614
Joe Deshotel -0662
Sam Harless -0496
Donna Howard -6631
Todd Hunter -0672
Puil King -0738
Eddie Lucio -0606
Will Metcalf -0726
Raymond Pena -0558
Matt Shaker -0594
Shelby Lawson -0628
John Smithee -0702


burger bearcat
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re: TEXIT Bill (HB 1359) video/virtual testimonies - *PREVIEW* and Call to Action
quote:

The legislative session ends at the end of May. Generally, if a bill hasn’t left committee by the end of April (such is the case for “Texit”), it’s dead.

This alternative form of “committee” testimony is a stunt just like the “alternative” slate of electors that were being pushed by Trump. Both are outside the legal legislative process and are therefore illegitimate.

But keep those donations coming!


I would have to think if something as monumental as seceding from the Union were to occur, wouldn't be held up by some senate rule or clerical reason like the legislative session ending. "If" Texas wants to secede, they will just do it. You don't ask permission.
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JJJimmyJimJames
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re: TEXIT Bill (HB 1359) video/virtual testimonies - *PREVIEW* and Call to Action
God bless Texas


EKG
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And may Texans always bless God.


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