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WomenOnTheWall.org Unveils Texas Speaker Showdown II Video

Date posted: December 14, 2012

Women On the Wall, Speaker Showdown II Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                             
Austin, TX ~ Ahead of the Jan. 8 kick-off to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Republican House of Representative members are being met with a challenge from grassroots activists statewide:  “Conservative House Speaker Or Your Seat.”  To reinforce the message that electing a significant margin of conservative House representatives signals voter expectations of conservative House leadership, WomenOnTheWall.org has released aTexas Speaker Showdown II – WE’RE BACK! video follow-up to the 2010 Speaker Showdown theme.

The video notes 2012 Texas Tea Party electoral wins as well as current House Speaker Joe Straus’ loss of key political lieutenants following his obstruction of conservative legislation in the 2011 session.  In addition to congratulating a great number of the newly-elected House members, it reminds that primary season 2014 offers the incoming 95 Republican representatives new “Fall of the RINOs” opportunity pending voter satisfaction with actions taken in the upcoming months.

State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) is challenging Straus for the House leadership position.  “I respect Speaker Straus as a fellow legislator; however, we differ on the way that the House should be led. And I am not alone in that opinion,” Simpson said in a recent statement. “The culture of ‘go along to get along’ politics, where members face intimidation and retribution should they disagree with a leadership decision, stifles representative government. “

In supporting transparency for the House speakership vote, WomenOnTheWall.Org is calling on a floor vote not a caucus vote for Speaker so this first vote cast can alert conservative voters as to representatives potentially subject to 2014 primary election replacement.
To “Keep Texas Strong,” issues supported by Republicans and Democrats must be debated as well as understood by the public.  Simpson’s position is that floor votes for either party’s legislation should not be obstructed.  If the speaker has exclusive power to control an overall legislative agenda, public policy passage becomes about who buys legislation – not a full, open review of policy options.

WomenOnTheWall.Org believes state representatives deserve the opportunity to fully represent those who elected them as primary elections subsequently allow voters to hold accountable officials failing to serve constituents’ best interests – no matter which side of the political aisle they are on.  A Simpson victory will require Republican and Democratic support.  It will be a win for all Texas voters by offering greater accountability and for all House members by providing the power to represent their constituents as per the Texas Constitution.

WomenOnTheWall.Org is a 501(c)(4) Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to protect our children from the many destructive forces within our nation.

Contact: Alice Linahan
972-322-8313
alice@womenonthewall.org
@AliceLinahan Twitter

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If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today ,Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker;David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Truth Matters and Character Counts~ David Simpson for Speaker of the Texas House

Date posted: December 10, 2012

“Never Give In ~ Never Yield to Force ~ Never Yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy ~

I am not giving up ~ Providence and the People brought me to this legislature.” ~ Speaker of the House Candidate David Simpson  

Bryan Hughes today issued the following statement regarding Representative David Simpson’s filing for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives:  

“I wholeheartedly endorse my friend David Simpson for Speaker of the House. David is uniquely qualified to lead the House at this pivotal time in our history. David Simpson has earned his reputation as an eminently fair, highly principled, and hardworking legislatorREAD MORE…

The video below is a great introduction to David Simpson, Candidate for Speaker of the House, who has been endorsed by former candidate Representative Bryan Hughes. It is perfectly on message with why there is a need for new leadership in the Texas House.

While many of us are still devastated from our recent losses on the national political scene, it is extremely important that we refocus our attention and energy to what is going on in our own state. In November 2010 a conservative revolution began in Texas, which has continued through the 2012 primary, primary runoffs, and general election. And while the electorate has made its desires clear, key leaders in Austin have stifled our movement’s progress—none more so than Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus.

Join me tonight in Argyle, Tx and let’s talk about what Texans must do to “Keep Texas Strong”

Monday, December 10, 2012

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:
Liberty Christian School
1301 S. Hwy 377
Argyle TX 76226

If you are thinking it’s Christmas time, I don’t have time for that. Well as they say….

Ignorance is bliss until reality hits. If we don’t get educated on the issues that effect us here in the state of Texas when reality hits it will be to late.

Today is the day to take a stand, call your State Representative. Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker, David Simpson then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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You’re darn right I want Conservative Trial Lawyer Bryan Hughes for Speaker of the House in Texas

Date posted: November 26, 2012

Yes Bryan Hughes is a trial lawyer, yes he is a Conservative Trial lawyer who has voted in favor of every major piece of tort reform.

Joe Straus, on the other hand, has as his speaker vote base the party of lawsuit abuse and open season on business. He even shared gambling interests with Steve Mostyn at the start of the 82nd legislature, when Mostyn had been let into the ultra-exclusive racetrack license-holding club.” 

Let’s take a look at Speaker Joe Straus, a business owner of bankrupt racetracks who has partnered with Vegas gambling interests. Retama strikes deal with Vegas company.

Retama Park opened in 1995 and has never made money. The track’s owner, Retama Development Corp., a municipal subdivision of Selma, filed for bankruptcy in 1996. It emerged from bankruptcy a year later, shedding some of its debt. 

Todd Eilers, a securities analyst who follows the gaming industry, views the deal as a “defensive move” for Pinnacle. It has three Louisiana casinos that draw Texas gamblers, so those properties could be hurt if Texas ever adds gaming.

“This should help soften the blow” if Texas gets gaming, said Eilers, a senior research analyst with Roth Capital Partners LLC in Newport Beach, Calif. He added, “I doubt (Pinnacle) would be lobbying all that hard for casinos in the state.”

State lawmakers would have to be persuaded to let voters decide whether to allow gaming at Texas racetracks or elsewhere.

Track officials previously have said they wanted to bring in a financial partner to fund the track’s losses while they pushed for legalized gaming at state racetracks.  

 

So, I ask Texas State Representatives are you going to stand with an “Establishment Republican” known for making deals; whose family stands to gain millions if gambling is passed in Texas or are you going to stand with the most Conservative candidate in the race for speaker who is known for standing up for what is right for Texas not what is right for his own personal gain.

 

 

Here is a little reminder of the corruption in Texas politics that  Grassroots/Tea Party activists have been standing up against.

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; Bryan Hughes and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Alice Linahan

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Joe Straus says he has votes to be re-elected Texas House speaker~

Date posted: November 21, 2012

RIP the Rino – No Pledge to Joe Straus

The question is what did he promise for that vote. We are hearing reports from State Reps. that Joe Straus has given them key Committee assignments. How could they vote against him? The challenge is that is against the law.  

Are you as tired as I am of elected officials ignoring the rules and the laws of the land? 

Pledging support to Speaker Straus based on an appointment of a committee chairmanship is a VIOLATION OF SECTION 302.032 
Sec. 302.032. LEGISLATIVE BRIBERY: PROMISES OR THREATS. A person commits an offense if, with the intent to influence a member of or candidate for the house of representatives in casting a vote for speaker of the house of representatives, the person:(1) promises or agrees to cause:(A) the appointment of a person to a chairmanship or vice-chairmanship of a house committee or subcommittee;(B) the appointment of a person to a particular house committee or subcommittee, the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Legislative Council, the Legislative Library Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, or any other position the speaker appoints;(C) preferential treatment on any legislation or appropriation;(D) the employment of a person; or(E) economic benefit to a person; or(2) threatens to cause:(A) the failure to appoint a person to a chairmanship or vice-chairmanship of a house committee or subcommittee;(B) the failure to appoint a person to a particular house committee or subcommittee, the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Legislative Council, the Legislative Library Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, or any other position the speaker appoints;(C) unfavorable treatment on any legislation or appropriation;(D) the refusal of or removal from employment of a person; or(E) the withholding of economic benefit from a person.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.  

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

Alice Linahan

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Straus says he has the pledges from State Reps. ~ Really?

Date posted: November 17, 2012

Joe Straus and the empty chairAccording to Joe Straus he has the votes for Speaker of the House: but wait Joe you have not showed up to answer to the people and nether have many of these State Reps. you supposedly have pledged to you. You are beginning to become the latest elected official to earn the empty chair award. You did not show up in Argyle, Texas for a town hall forum. You did not show up in Mesquite, Texas this week for a town hall forum. Interesting, Bryan Hughes did. He took the time to answer questions directly from the people.

 

The video below shows how a Leader earns his postion instead of demanding it and paying off people. I encourage all State Reps. to watch this video. Notice how well informed and engaged the grassroots are. If you think we are going away you are sadly mistaken. 

Women On Wall announced today they are hosting Speaker Showdown II in Austin for the Speakers Race. The event will be both January 7th and 8th. In addition I am excited to let you know that the Key Note Speaker for Monday Jan. 7th before the Speaker Vote will be Pat Caddell. Word to the wise. Think long and hard before you make a commitment to vote for Joe Straus as Speaker, it may just cost you your seat in the Texas House. 
Speaker Showdown II in Austin, Tx

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