Austin, Texas July 10, 2017
Reproduced on LocalNewsOnly.com in it’s entirety by special permission from Lonestar Voice.
Newly elected Republican Party Chairman James Dickey sent a letter to both Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House Joe Straus requesting that RPT legislative priorities on the special session call be given priority and that those not on the call be added.
Over 5,500 delegates to the RPT state convention met in Dallas last year and chose Constitutional Carry, abolition of abortion, property tax replacement, comprehensive school choice in a manner consistent with the platform, and defense of constitutional freedom of religious liberty and freedom of speech as the items that they wanted the 85th legislative session to address.
He also requested that they both identify legislators that would take the lead on ten of the items listed on the call that are directly tied to the party’s platform.
Dickey ran a campaign based on grassroots involvement and transparency and so far, his first two weeks in office are reflecting those ideals.
He has offered the help of his office and the encouragement of the Republican base and the grassroots across the state to help make sure that these items of interest are given every opportunity to become law.
Both letters, sent to the Speaker and Lt. Governor are identical and can be viewed HERE.