Sun., Jan. 25th, Former TX State Legislator Sherri Greenberg. Topic was "Top Issues
for 81st Legislative Session"
Sun., Feb. 1st - no forum (Super Bowl Sunday)
Sun., Feb. 8th, TX State Legislator Donna Howard. Topic was State Board of Education (SBOE) Non-Partisan
bill (HB420) and other Bills Rep. Howard is sponsoring related to SBOE.
Sun., Feb. 15th, Former TX State Legislator
Ann Kitchen and Rep. Elliott Naishtat Staff Member Nancy Walker on the topic of Health Care.
Sun., Feb. 22nd, TX State Representative
Mark Strama on the topics of Technology, Renewable Energy, and Green Jobs.
Sun., March 1st, Deece Eckstein, Sr. Advisor
to Gov. Ann Richards and Chief of Staff to Sen. Rodney Ellis for 6 years on "Citizen Lobbying Training".
Sun., March 8th,
Former TX State Senator Carl Parker shared stories from his over 32 years serving as a TX Legislator!
Sun., March 15th, no forum.
Sun., March 22nd, TX
State Representative Dawnna Dukes (confirmed).
Sun., March 29th, TX State Representative Rafael Anchia, topic is Voter ID (confirmed).
Sun., April 5th,
TX for Stem Cell Research President Dave Bales (Dave is working to confirm a TX Legislator to join him in this preso, possibly
Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Rep. Mark Homer, or Rep. Beverly Woolley). (in the works)
Sun., April 12th, is Easter Sunday, NO
Sun., April 19th,
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (tentative)
I'm in conversation with Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Rep. Patrick Rose, Rep. Richard
Raymond, and former Rep. DeWitt Hale.
MINUTES OF “DAVID HAS ISSUES” MEETING ON MARCH 8
· Identify the top
issues for which we should be lobbying the Legislature.
Build teams to address these issues.
Upcoming meeting speakers:
15 – Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
March 22 – Rep. Dawnna Dukes
March 29 – Rep.Rafael Anchia
April 5 – Speaker on Texas stem cell research
March 9 – Voter suppression act (debate starts on March 10 at 9 a.m.)
· March 24 –
April 2 – Humane Society
was former Sen Carl Parker. He related many anecdotes about the Texas Legislature and his years as a Senator.
Other comments and issues that he feels need addressing:
· Insurance companies and their policies on
Legal issues and loopholes related to Workers Comp.
· Education – There is a need to improve
the funding for education/teachers, the whole system is under funded – how do we measure good teachers and “quality”
education – teachers should be more involved in the political process.
· Criminal Justice System – Stricter enforcement
and increasing sentences are not an answer to crime prevention. More emphasis should be placed on rehab.
David is upgrading his website. See: www.davidhasissues.com for more details on meetings, upcoming events etc.
www.capital.state.tx.us is the best website for following politics and the Legislature.
· There is an excellent documentary on voter
I.D. developed by the ACLU. Go online and google ACLU Freedom Files.