Especially after the last presidential election, conservative Americans need to face the facts: elections have consequences, and state elections – like national elections – do matter! The election results on November 2 will have a direct impact on home school families next year when the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress are in session.
Elections determine who controls the Texas House and Senate; they have direct impact on who are chosen as committee chairmen and which bills are passed through committees. As the election will determine the governor of Texas, it will ultimately impact which bills are signed into law or vetoed.
During the 2009 legislative session HB 2084, also known as the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act, received a lot of attention from THSC Association and the home school community. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, this bill did not pass – due in part to the loss of friends in the Texas legislature during the previous election cycle. This limited our impact on the legislation and put our freedoms at risk when we narrowly defeated daytime curfew bills, and it put us into the position of having to ask Governor Perry to veto a bad bill.
Now is not the time to be complacent! Vote! Encourage your friends to vote! Parental rights and freedoms hang in the balance; now is the time for conservative Texans to make their voices heard! Early voting ends Friday, October 29! Election Day is Tuesday, November 2!
Need more information?
- Locate the district in which you live or locate your polling places.
- Visit the THSC PAC website for a listing of election endorsements. THSC PAC has endorsed candidates who sincerely believe it is the fundamental right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children, because we understand the importance of personal belief when it comes to writing and interpreting the law.
- The Liberty Legal Institute has a free voter’s guide and Texas Alliance for Life will send a personalized voter’s guide upon request.
I would encourage you to review these endorsements, be informed, and vote! See you at the polls!