*** TEXAS UPDATE & ACTION ALERT! ***
STRONG SUPPORT NEEDED IN SENATE FOR TEXAS ALAC BILL
by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations
As I’ve been noting in previous e-mails, we are VERY close to victory when it comes to SB 1639, the Texas American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) bill.
But as we all know, close isn’t good enough. We must cross the finish line and see this bill signed into law in Texas. In order to do so, we need your continued help.
As a reminder, SB 1639 is merely common-sense proposal protects Texans’ individual constitutional rights from foreign laws or legal doctrines in cases related to marriage, divorce, or parent-child relationships, where the application of those laws/doctrines would violate those constitutional rights. No particular foreign law is singled out. The legislation applies to them all.
SB 1639 was recently passed out of the Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee by a vote of 5 to 4. The next step is for the legislation to go to the Senate floor for a final vote.
At this time, we need all of our Texas members to relay their strong support for SB 1639 to their individual state Senator. By continuing to work together, we can see American Laws for American Courts legislation passed in Texas this session!
In order to see ALAC passed into law in Texas, can we count on you to perform the following easy action today—and further, to pass this request on to everyone you know?
** IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM **
We need your help TODAY in contacting YOUR STATE SENATOR to relay your strong support for SB 1639 and your desire to see the bill reach the Senate floor as soon as possible for a vote.
(Click HERE http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members.htm#FYI locate your state Senator and his/her contact information.)
Please respectfully relay the sentiments below, either via phone call or e-mail.
I urge you to support SB 1639, introduced by Senator John Carona, in order to protect the constitutional rights of Texans from the incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines.
This bill has moved through all internal processes in the Senate and is now waiting to be placed on the legislative calendar. I ask that you do all you can to see this important bill brought before the full Senate so it can receive the vote it deserves.
To-date, five other states have passed legislation like SB 1639. Texas needs to be next, as we must maintain the authority of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions.
As a Texas voter, this bill is of the utmost importance to me!
Thank you for your leadership on this vital matter.
(Your name and city)
Again, many thanks for all of your efforts, Texas. You ARE making a difference!
REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!