Texans, we have a problem. While most Texans are distracted by National Issues like Biden being pronounced the POTUS, his executive orders, and the back and fourth between AOC & the Republicans, Texas Democrat House Reps & Senators are filing a pleather of bills attacking our Texas History.
HB1186 was filed on Jan 19, 2021 by Democrat House Rep Rafael Anchia. The bill goes after a lot of monuments, portraits & buildings. In the bill section 443.01527 reads.....
REMOVAL OF CERTAIN ITEMS FROM PUBLIC DISPLAY. Not later than December 31, 2021, the board shall remove the following items from public display.
Section 2. Section 2165.251(a), Govermental Code, is amended to read as follows...
(a) The space in the old State Board of Insurance State
(D) House Rep Rafael Anchia's bill is bad enough by itself, but there is more bad news/work for TITFF.
House Bill 86 was filed November 9, 2020 by Jarvis Johnson. The bill is aimed at abolishing Texas's Confederate Heroes Day & making .
Also Democrat House Rep Shawn Thierry filed HB 219 on November 9, 2020 that tries to eliminate Texas Confederate Heroes Day as well. The bill reads.....
Also in the Senate, Democrat Senator Nathan Johnson filed SB 129 on November 9, 2020 that wants to eliminate Texas Confederate Heroes Day & creates the Women's Suffrage Day. This is the companion bill to the House Bills listed above filed by Jarvis Johnson & Shawn Thierry. If you would like to read the bill in its entirety you can do so on the black button below.
Texans, we have our work cut out for us. We have been on the phone and in Senator Creighton's office since Day 1 of the 87th Legislative Session asking him to hurry up and file the Monument Protection Bill. His office has ensured us the bill will be filed soon. We have worked with Senator Creighton on this bill since 2017 and we have no reason to doubt him. Things just take time. Next week (Feb 8th-12th) TITFF will be up and down the halls at the capitol. talking to Senators and House Reps trying to gather support for this bill, so we can put a end to the destruction/rewriting of our Texas history. Over the next 2 weeks TITFF will start our email/phone call push on Senators & House Reps, this is where you will be asked to do your part as a Texan and apply pressure to those that need it. (Keep an eye out on our social media pages). We will say this, if you don't email these House Reps & Senators, if you don't make those calls, and this bill doesn't pass, you will have no one to blame but yourself for the loss of our Texas History. So please be a stand up Texan and do what is right.
We do have a bit of good news to report as well. (R) House Rep Steve Allison has filed HB 446. He filed this bill on Nov 10, 2020. The reads......
Basically (R) Rep Steve Allison's bill increases the criminal penalty from $750-$150,000 if the property damaged or destroyed is a public monument for the offense of criminal mischief involving the damage or destruction of a public monument. This bill is great if the local PD's will arrest the person and the DA will prosecute them.
We hope this info was informative and we hope to see more of you get involved with TITFF so we can stop these History erasing bills and protect our history once and for all.