DFW NORML Action Alert: HB 184 Needs Your Support!

Last Tuesday in the Texas legislature, an important piece of legislation – HB 184 – was introduced and referred to the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee of your Texas House of Representatives. Once in committee, committee members either do nothing (the bill dies) or they refer the bill for consideration by the full house. HB 184 seeks to reduce penalties In Texas for minor possession of marijuana; and is a step toward legalization.

Ironically, with the majority of Texans supporting the legalization of marijuana, many of our representatives are afraid to vote FOR this type of legislation because they don’t feel their constituents support such measures. It is up to US, their CONSTITUENTS, to let our leaders know how we feel! Write a letter, make a phone call, send an e-mail, post on their Facebook timeline or tweet! – especially if one of these committee members is your own representative!

So, who sits on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in control of the fate of HB 184? Check the list below. Then get busy and make your voice heard!

Abel Herrero, Chairman – District 34 – Hidalgo Co (part)
E-Mail: Abel.Herrero@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @abelherrero
Phone: (512) 463-0462
Facebook: Abel Herrero
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/abel-herrero/

Stefani Carter , Vice Chair – District 102  - Dallas Co (part)
E-Mail: stefani.carter@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @stefani_carter
Phone: (512) 463-0454
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/stefani-carter/

Lon Burnam  – District 90 – Tarrant Co. (part)
E-Mail: lon.burnam@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @LonBurnam
Phone: (512) 463-0740
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/lon-burnam/

Terry Canales – District 40 – Hidalgo Co (part)
E-Mail: Terry.Canales@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @TerryCanales40
Phone: (512) 463-0426
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/terry-canales/

Bryan Hughes – District 5 – Camp, Morris, Rains, Smith (part), Titus Wood Cos.
E-Mail: bryan.hughes@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @RepHughes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BryanHughesTX
Phone: (512) 463-0271
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/bryan-hughes/

Jeff Leach – District 67 – Collin Co (part)
E-Mail: Jeff.Leach@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @leachfortexas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leachfortexas
Phone: (512) 463-0544
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/jeff-leach/

Joe Moody – District 78 – El Paso Co (part)
E-Mail: Joe.Moody@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @moodyforelpaso
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moodyforelpaso
Phone: (512) 463-0728
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/joseph-moody/

Matt Schaefer – District 6 – Smith Co (part)
E-Mail:   Matt.Schaefer@house.state.tx.us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattForTexas
Phone: (512) 463-0584
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/matt-schaefer/

Steve Toth – District 15 – Montgomery Co (part)
E-Mail: Steve.Toth@house.state.tx.us
Twitter: @Toth_4_Texas
Phone: (512) 463-0797
Other Info: http://www.texastribune.org/directory/steve-toth/

Don’t know who your representatives are? Find out! Enter your address for a complete listing of who represents you in Washington as well as here at home in Texas: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Address.aspx

Don’t let HB 184 die in committee! Do you part!

Many of these representatives are on Twitter, so send them a tweet and include the hashtag #HB184. Here’s a sample tweet for you:

Howdy @TerryCanales40! Texans are ready to reduce the harms of #cannabis #prohibition. We demand you support #HB184! @dfwnorml

Call them. Leave messages on Facebook. Tweet at them or send a pre-written email by using this link: http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=62316351

We’ve compiled this information to help make your voice heard. It’s up to us to let the politicians know that this is what the people want make a commitment to contact your representative and together we’ll continue ending cannabis prohibition one Texan at a time.

2 thoughts on “DFW NORML Action Alert: HB 184 Needs Your Support!

  1. Scott Ieppert

    Please take the time to side with a majority of Texans. Don’t let this bill die in committee. Too many people’s lives are being destroyed needlessly by unnecessary penalties.

  2. Jody Jackson

    I was issued a citation from a Texas Game Warden for .5 ounces marijuana, after completing a full water safety check, and we were just talking, and then he said he smelled it on me, i was honest, told him in was in my pocket.At the bottom of the ticket where it shows what judge to appear before and when to appear, was a big “X” and it was crossed out. He told me to keep in touch with Orange,TX Courthouse, and I did, until about 2 months later i went to see a lawyer about all this and he informed me i had a Warrant for my Arrest. Ended up having to turn myself in and bail myself right back out,($287, bail was set at $1000, but 10% didn’t meet the bail bondsmans minimum, so i had to pay the $287) lost 1 day of work so far, I work 40 miles from home. I went to court ended up recieving $200 Fine, $365 Court Costs, 9 months probabation, 90 Hours Community Service, Drug Rehab Classes, and Drug Screens and since I work in LA, I have to get a Travel Pass Renewed every 30 Days. 1st offense for ANYTHING EVER!! Here having personal amt of pot is worse than DRIVING DRUNK…….Somehow I’ll find a way to still care care of my family, been a complete horror story since the beginning

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