Alert from: JoAnn Fleming, Chairman, TX Legislature's TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Grassroots America
The news is bad – very bad. A majority in the Texas House and Senate (yes, a majority of Republicans) have gone on a wild spending spree! We have one last chance to stop it. Please help us kill HB 1025 and SB 1 to force a special session. We believe we can get a more conservative budget when all the focus is on spending.
It is time for YOU to come to the aid of Texas! Call, e-mail, text, FaceBook, and Tweet your state representative as soon as possible! Melt the phone lines starting at 8 AM Friday and call all day! Call your representative’s district offices and Capitol office. Tell him/her you do not support the budget and you support a special session to get it right. Ask them to vote down HB 1025 & SB 1. Be firm and employ the Golden Rule. Yelling and cursing doesn't make them hear you, in fact, it can have the opposite effect.
I have been following a group called The Well Armed Woman: Where the Feminine and Firearms Meet. As a woman who has only recently become interested in gun ownership, I have a lot to learn, and I feel that I learn something new every day from this group. Their web address is http://www.thewellarmedwoman.com/.
I did a search to look for a local chapter only to find that there isn't a chapter in MD, WV, or in PA (only one in Erie). I am in contact with many Conservative woman and I have noticed that, like me, they are interested in buying their first gun and most want to take a class. While I was planning the Western Maryland Day of Resistance, I learned that there are many women in the tri-state area who already own guns and are quite knowledgeable not only about guns but also 2nd Amendment issues.
I started to wonder if there is an organization that reaches out specifically to women gun-owners. I really like this organization because like their website states, they aim:
"to educate, equip, and empower you as a woman gun owner...to provide everything you need to make well informed decisions about the role of firearms in your life whether you are a new or experienced gun owner...and also to provide a much needed sense of community to this growing but often ignored group of women."
That is exactly what I have been looking to find! I love the fellowship of interesting and intelligent women. I would like nothing more than to share my new journey into firearm ownership and use with a group of like-minded women. I would like to add an element of 2nd Amendment activism to the mission of a local chapter, if possible.
Now as I said, I am new to this and trying to learn all that I can as quickly as I can. My experience and strengths are rather in organizing, promoting, and motivating others with like-interests, community organizing, and political activism. I also like to write about issues that interest me. If there is enough interest to start a local chapter of TWAW, it will take at least a few women to join me who are more experienced than I in gun-ownership and everything that entails.
I have started a poll on the Facebook page for The Western Maryland Day of Resistance (https://www.facebook.com/WesternMarylandDayOfResistance). I am attempting to measure the interest and hopefully entice a few well-armed women to join me in the development of this group. Please take the poll and invite your mother, sisters, daughters, nieces, and friends to take the poll so that we can get a measure of the interest in this area for a new chapter. Go to The Well Armed Woman website (http://www.thewellarmedwoman.com/) and study it closely to see if it is something that you would be interested in and encourage others to do so.
I figure that I have nothing to lose by asking!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND CONSIDERATION.
From Smart Guy John Nickell:
This is a very important issue dealing with low income housing and our voice being take away in Austin. Please contact your State Rep & Senator and tell them we want our elected officials to have a voice on this issue and NOT be taken away via a sunset provision that takes effect after this session next week. This is a very serious matter concerning your neighborhoods, their value as well as the safety & welfare of your own families. Please...get busy!