WANTED: Precinct Chairs

We’re looking to fill several precinct chairman vacancies: is your voting precinct on the list?

While precinct chair races do appear on the ballot, the Travis GOP has the authority to fill vacancies for the term via our Nominations Committee. Precinct chairmen make up the county’s Republican Executive Committee, which works with the county Chairman to lead the effort to elect more Republicans and support our conservative principles.

Learn more and see if your precinct is vacant!

Stop the insanity! Help us save Austin

As anyone who lives in the Austin area knows by now, not only are “progressive” ideas making Austin unaffordable and difficult to start a small business or young family in, but it has gotten to where our lives and safety are at greatly increased risk.

Radicals such as Mayor Steve Adler and Council member Greg Casar have put us in a dangerous place. From rescinding the homeless camping ban, to cutting 9-1-1 services, to gutting the Austin police budget, they’re putting ideas ahead of common sense.

The Travis GOP is reaching across the aisle to work with Austinites of all backgrounds to “stop the insanity” and bring back basic law and order to our beloved city.

Below is a running list of ways you can get involved in taking back Austin.

Donate — Every dollar you give helps us to staff our headquarters, which serves as a hub for a surprising amount of activities, from running conservative candidates for local office to supporting local initiatives to save Austin.

SAFE Austin Now — After the tremendous success of Proposition B, Save Austin Now turns is sights on re-funding and reforming the Austin Police Department. The petition aims to 1) guarantee adequate staffing for Austin police, 2) create an elected Director of Police Oversight position,
3) double mandatory police training, and 4) reform police incentives. Print out and share a petition at TinyURL.com/SafeAustinNowPetition.

Enforce Prop B — Although nearly 60% of Austin voters spoke up on May 1, 2021, and voted to reinstate the homeless camping ban, the battle has just begun, as the city is now stalling and litigating their way to ignoring the will of the people. Can you dedicate some time and resources to help enforce Proposition B and help Save Austin Now with their amazing work? Stay involved!

Stop Candlewood — Candlewood Suites on Pecan Park Boulevard in Northwest Austin is currently being purchased by the city for use as a homeless shelter. But the hotel is located just steps away from residential back yards, schools, practice fields, other hotels, and restaurants. Help these neighbors stop the city’s purchase of Candlewood and find a better location that better serves the homeless!

Updated 5:31 p.m. 6/8/21

May 2021 Election info

Everything you need to know to cast an informed ballot starting April 19!

Early voting begins Monday, April 19, and continues through Tuesday, April 27. Election Day is Saturday, May 1. From the Austin camping ban to critically important school board races, most places in Travis County will have a ballot.

To see if you’re registered, generate a sample ballot, and find voting locations, hours, etc., visit www.VoteTravis.com.

For an analysis of each race, our friends with The Travis Tracker have put together a voters guide with select recommendations. http://thetravistracker.blogspot.com/2021/03/voting-guide-city-of-austin-2021-ballot.html

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Join the Chairman’s Circle!

Be a part of Travis County’s most exclusive Republican donor club — ideal for industry leaders, elected officials, and the most dedicated activists who want the best networking opportunities and enjoy one-on-one time with those who advance Republican principles in Travis County and across Texas.

For more information or to enroll in the Chairman’s Circle, please contact TCRP Chairman Matt Mackowiak at (512)423-6116 or chair@travisgop.com or Deputy Executive Director Lauren Day at lauren.atx.tcrp@gmail.com.

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Travis County Republican Party Chairman’s Circle Levels

The Chairman’s Strategizing Friends:

• Exclusive invitation to a 5th Chairman’s Circle event with members in this level only
• Reserved table for eight at Travis GOP’s 2020 Reagan Gala
• Reserved table for eight at Travis GOP’s 2020 Grassroots Bash
• Eight VIP tickets to all 2020 Travis GOP large events
• Eight VIP tickets to the 2020 Reagan Gala
• Invitation of two tickets to all four private Chairman’s Circle-only events for one full year
after joining the circle.

Travis County’s Recruiting Candidate Council:

• Reserved table for eight at Travis GOP’s 2020 Grassroots Bash
• Four VIP tickets to all 2020 Travis GOP large events
• Four VIP tickets to the 2020 Reagan Gala
• Invitation of two tickets to all four private Chairman’s Circle-only events for one full year
after joining the circle.

Poll Watching Captains:

• Two VIP tickets to all 2020 Travis GOP large events
• Four VIP tickets to the 2020 Reagan Gala
• Invitation of two tickets to three Chairman’s Circle-only events for one full year after
joining the circle.

Precinct Organizing Partners:

• Two VIP tickets to the 2020 Reagan Gala
• Invitation of two tickets to two Chairman’s Circle-only events for one full year after
joining the circle.

Neighborhood Doorknocking Leaders:

• Invitation of two tickets to one Chairman’s Circle-only event for one full year after
joining the circle.

2020 Chairman’s Circle members:Chairman’s Strategizing Friend:
Senox Corporation

Kent and Elise Grusendorf | Jerry Morgan | Tim and Pat Von Dohlen | John and Cornelia Foster Wood | A.B. and Elizabeth Walters | Mack Lindsey | Sharon Edwards | Bill and Susan Friedrich | Sharon Wilkes | Kristen Hawthorne | David Briner | Jim and Betty Skaggs | Joel and Stacy Hock | Shane and Jenn Stevens | Bob and Debbie Woods | Jess and Laurie Gillig | Aaron Rasty | John Kinzell | Rep. John Cyrier | George Hindman | Jeff and Sutton Hamlin | Bishop Allen and Sherry Crippen | Steven and Susan Zinn | Andy Schoonover | Steve and Paula Jarvis

*Inaugural Chairman’s Circle members: Bud Brigham, Eduardo Contreras, Bryan Hardeman, John and Cornelia Foster Wood, Mike and Rebecca Hart, Kent and Elise Grusendorf, Alan Sager, Penn Parrish, Jay Novik, Don and Melanie DeMayo-Lantz, Jim Skaggs, Patrick McGuinness, Ida Ellison,Jerry Morgan, Joel and Stacy Hock, A.B. and Elizabeth Walters, Bill Krumpack and Amelia Bullock, Andrew and Maryann Heller, Bernie Groveman, and Barbara Ancona

Click here for the Chairman’s Circle Membership Form

Chairman’s Circle Highlights from previous years

• In January 2018, Chairman’s Circle Members John and Cornelia Foster Wood opened up their lovely home for a private dinner with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to fellow Circle members.

• In March, we hosted four Senate District conventions for districts located inside Travis County for more than 700 elected delegates.

• In April 2018, all Chairman’s Circle members were offered complimentary VIP tickets to the annual Reagan Gala at The Driskill Hotel with Governor Greg Abbott with more than 280 people

• In July 2018, all were invited to a private, advance movie screening of Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” at Gateway Cinema with almost 200 people attending.

• In August 2018, Chairman’s Circle members were invited to a private reception with best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza at the Texas Disposal Systems’ Exotic Game Ranch and then received complimentary tickets afterward to the VIP reception and the Summer Bash dinner with 519 people.

• In September 2018, we invited Chairman’s Circle members to a private luncheon at The Headliner’s Club with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

• In October 2018, all were invited to attend the private movie screening of “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” at Gateway Cinema and hear from one of the actors onsite.

• In November 2018, all were invited to the Election Night Watch Party with almost 400 attending and then Chairman’s Circle members were invited to a private reception with U.S. Senator Ben
Sasse at the Austin Club later in the month.

• In December 2018, Chairman’s Circle members were invited to the annual Travis GOP Christmas Party at the lovely home of Elise and Kent Grusendorf, also Circle members.

With your generous funds, the party is able to grow its presence in liberal Travis County, select and elect conservatives to office, and advocate for lower taxes and more liberty in our daily lives.

Join the movement. Complete the membership form and email or mail it back to us. We look forward to partnering with you to make Travis County more prosperous!


Matt Mackowiak, Chairman 
Brian Ruddle, Executive Director 
Lauren Day, Deputy Executive Director 
Andy Hogue, Communications Director 
Ed Check, Elections Administrator (Updated 8/14/20)

2019 Resolutions

Resolution in Support of Full Funding for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

Whereas, the 2018 Platform of the Republican Party of Texas asserts that all innocent human life must be respected and safeguarded from fertilization to natural death, therefore, the unborn, the aged, and the physically or mentally challenged have a fundamental individual right to life; and

Whereas, all life is endowed with intrinsic value by our Creator and children with disabilities, while requiring extra medical care and provision, add tremendous value to our society and community,and children with disabilities should be protected and medically provided for; and

Whereas, healthcare costs for all families regardless of income (affluent, middle-class or indigent) make caring for these children cost prohibitive as these are NOT typical Medicaid issues,

Therefore, be it resolved that the Republican Party of Travis County recommends the Texas Legislature fully fund the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to every Travis County State Representative and State Senator as well as the Governor. Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Texas House. Approved 1/22/19

Cap Metro referendum resolution

Be it Resolved; the TCRP supports changes to the Texas Transportation Code (TTC), in Sections 451.407, 451.409, and 451.4125, providing for CapMetro area voters to Petition for a ballot issue referendum; if approved by voters, the referendum would reallocate 50% of CapMetro’s tax revenue to a TxDOT fund dedicated to road congestion relief in the CapMetro service areas;

Be it further Resolved; the TCRP requests state Senators Donna Campbell and Dawn Buckingham to file such draft legislation in the 2019 session. Approved 1/22/19

2.5% rollback trigger bill resolution

WHEREAS property taxes in Travis County are unsustainable, and Travis County voters deserve more tools to protect themselves from the runaway taxes and spending of local government; and

WHEREAS Plank 162 of the Republican Party of Texas Platform endorses the concept of a 2.5 percent rollback trigger, requiring voter approval for property tax increases above that amount, and those concepts are contained in House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 2

BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party endorses and supports in full House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 2 currently pending before the Texas Legislature; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party encourages all legislators to support a 2.5 percent rollback trigger and resist efforts to raise that trigger or otherwise make it easier to raise property taxes. Approved 3/19/19

Resolution Supporting Proposition 3 of the Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution

Whereas Proposition 3 is “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster,” and,
Whereas Texas local government may presently reappraise properties damaged in disasters, but may not exempt the owners from all or part of their total tax burden,

Resolved: The Travis County Republican Executive Committee supports the passage of proposition 3 of the proposed Amendments submitted on the November 5, 2019 ballot and directs the TCRP to issue press releases regarding that support. Approved 10/15/19

Resolution to Support Proposition 4 of the Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Whereas Proposition 4 is “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an income tax including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated
association income,” and,

Whereas Proposition 4 requires a legislative vote by a super-majority instead of a simple majority and would additionally require voter approval to amend the constitution to impose an
income tax on the people of Texas,

Resolved: The Travis County Republican Executive Committee supports the passage of proposition 4 of the proposed Amendments submitted on the November 5, 2019 ballot and directs the TCRP to issue press releases regarding that support. Approved 10/15/19

TCRP Celebrates City Runoff Success

Austin Voters Send Clear Message That They Want City to Change Direction

AUSTIN — Below is a statement from TCRP chairman Matt Mackowiak on last night’s general election runoff. 

“Sanity is making a comeback in Austin. Having even just one pro-police, pro-transparency, pro-taxpayer candidate on the Austin City Council will make a tremendous difference in our efforts to stop the insanity of 2020 and restore full funding for public safety.

“Mackenzie Kelly and her team worked with an impressive team of volunteers eager to make sure the voices of Northwest Austin and District 6 were heard loudly Tuesday night. We are thrilled about her four-point victory over the radical Democrat incumbent and are grateful to all who contributed to her win.

“We also congratulate Jennifer Virden in District 10 on a hard-fought race. She nearly won, ultimately losing by a 51%-49% margin of fewer than 600 votes. Alison Alter voted for defunding the police and refuses to reinstate the camping ban. We hope this close race was a wake-up call for her. District 10 was drawn as a swing district in the original Austin 10-1 plan, which was originally won by a Republican. Virden’s momentum will translate to future victories in this critical district.

“We look forward to further victories in 2022.”

2020 Resolutions

Resolution to deny support to candidate in State Board of Education Primary

WHEREAS, Robert Morrow has a history of misogynist and vulgar language, and

WHEREAS, Robert Morrow has made outrageous and slanderous allegations about President Trump, members of the Bush family, and Governor Rick Perry, among others,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party opposes his candidacy in the Republican Primary for State Board of Education District 5. Approved Jan. 21, 2020

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Resolution calling on party leaders to stand firm against violence, vandalism, support full funding of law enforcement

WHEREAS our principles, our culture and our country are under attack by a group or groups of individuals who, behind a screen of perhaps well-meaning people purportedly seeking racial justice and equality and desiring to exercise their right of free speech, have vandalized and sometimes destroyed public and private property across the state of Texas and this country, impeded trade and commerce by interrupting the transportation of goods and persons, destroyed the lives and livelihood of law-abiding individuals and harassed, threatened and even injured, some fatally, the law enforcement officers whose sworn duty it is to protect the public from such conduct,

[THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED] We urge all Republicans, especially all Republicans holding any public or party office, to immediately do the following:

  1. Condemn all criminal conduct by such people as domestic terrorism; and
  2. Advocate and urge that each and every criminal act by such persons be dealt with by immediate arrest, imprisonment and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law; and
  3. Demand that law enforcement agencies of all kinds be adequately funded and supported to enable each to have enough properly trained personnel, and the necessary equipment, to enable them to safely and effectively perform their duty of protecting the lives and property of the people they serve.  Approved Aug. 11, 2020

2021 Resolutions

Below are all resolutions approved in the 2021 calendar year as they are/were approved.

Resolution regarding school curriculum and separation of church and state

Whereas schools in Texas have stripped religious rights of worship, curriculum, and prayer from the public square and schools, while allowing teachers, administrators, and students to indoctrinate children with atheist and humanist ideology and curriculum; now, therefore, be it  

BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party opposes school curriculum that imposes or promotes Critical Race Theory, sexual orientation and gender identity theory, atheist, humanist, progressive or socialist ideology upon our children. Instead we strongly encourage students to focus on STEM education, and fundamental skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic. Approved as amended 4/20/21

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Resolution regarding economic integration and redistribution of wealth

Whereas the City of Austin has set goals or taken action to purchase hotels or create camps for the homeless in each district of Austin, to socialize housing, to provide universal basic income, to promote inclusionary zoning and rent control, to rework land use and development codes for these same goals; now, therefore, be it

BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party opposes efforts to redistribute wealth through universal basic income, socialized housing, district-placed homeless camps or hotels, or other methods that place the burden on taxpayers especially in suburban communities, negatively impacts affordability, and become a threat to economic freedom. Approved as amended 4/20/21

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Resolution regarding healthcare

Whereas the State of Texas has lost affordable healthcare providers, especially for the self-employed and small business owners; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party supports legislation that will make healthcare costs more affordable and that will provide additional choices and flexibility, including private market healthcare policies that cover pre-existing conditions, provide catastrophic injury coverage for families without a cap, and allow for doctor of choice. Approved 4/20/21

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Resolution regarding taxpayer-funded abortion and/or abortion services

Whereas the City of Austin has approved funding for abortion services, thereby forcing pro-life taxpayers to fund abortions and/or abortion services, violating religious freedom and freedom of the conscience;

Whereas the City of Austin and Travis County are breaking the law by funding abortion; current state law prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion services;

now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that current state law prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion services, the Travis County Republican Party opposes the current illegal use of taxpayer funds for abortion and/or abortion services of any kind by the City of Austin and/or Travis County. Approved 3/16/21

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Equal Rights Amendment Clarification

WHEREAS, in both its 2018 and its 2020 state platforms, the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) adopted this language among its planks addressed to GOP Texas state lawmakers:

“78. Equal Rights Amendment: We call upon the 87th Texas Legislature to adopt a resolution clarifying that the 1972 ratification by the 62nd Texas Legislature of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution was valid only through March 22, 1979.”;

Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Executive Committee of the Travis County Republican Party that we respectfully request that the two Republican Texas State Senators—the Honorable Dawn Buckingham and the Honorable Donna Campbell—whose districts contain portions of Travis County, join forces and file a concurrent resolution (which would not be subject to the March 12, 2021 bill and joint resolution filing deadline) for the consideration of the now-convened Regular Session of the 87th Texas Legislature so as to fulfill the above-quoted Plank 78 as adopted by the 2018 and 2020 platforms of the RPT; and be it further

RESOLVED that official copies of this resolution be expeditiously transmitted to Senators Buckingham and Campbell apprising them of this request by the Executive Committee of the Travis County Republican Party. Approved 3/16/21

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Resolution Supporting State Restrictions on Homeless Camping

WHEREAS The actions of Mayor Steve Adler and the Austin City Council regarding authorizing homeless camping in most public places in Austin have increased crime and lawlessness, made the city’s homeless problem worse, and created a public safety concern impacting the operation of state government, necessitating action by the Texas Legislature; and

WHEREAS Senate Bill 987 by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (Travis County) – co-sponsored by Sens. Charles Schwertner (Williamson County) and Paul Bettencourt — and House Bill 1925 by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione would create uniform regulation of this problem statewide and would improve the public safety situation in Austin; and therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TRAVIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY that the Executive Committee endorses Senate Bill 987 and House Bill 1925 (87th Legislature, Regular Session) or similar legislation protecting public safety by curtailing homeless camping and authorizes party staff and officials to support passage and testify in favor on behalf of the party; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the TRAVIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY respectfully asks the Republican Party of Texas at its upcoming March 2021 SREC meeting to endorse and support Senate Bill 987 and House Bill 1925 and similar legislation on behalf of the state party. Approved 3/16/21

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Resolution regarding transparent and accurate elections

Whereas mail-in voting, along with weak signature and ID requirements, cast doubt on election results, degrading faith in our Democratic Republic; and

Whereas Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir prohibited poll watchers from entering the same room as ballot counters and prohibited poll watchers from having meaningful visual access during the 2020 and previous elections; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party supports accurate election results and seeks legislation to ensure every vote counted in each election can be verified and proven legal within a very low margin of error. Approved 3/16/21

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Resolution Supporting Legislative Passage of 2020 Legislative Priorities

WHEREAS the 86th (2019) Texas legislative session did not conclude with any of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) legislative priorities passed intact into law, resulting in “unfinished business” that leaves Texas even more vulnerable to attacks on liberty from the socialist Democrats and Progressives operating in Washington DC, inside Texas, and at the local level, and

WHEREAS, on Day One of the Biden/Harris Administration – January 20, 2021 – through its executive orders, our nation was made weaker, poorer, less free, and less safe, it is of paramount importance to the State Republican Executive Committee, the Republican County Executive Committees, and the Republicans they represent for the 87th legislative session to pass the 2020 RPT legislative priorities into law to safeguard and secure liberty in Texas, and

WHEREAS the following legislative priorities posted overwhelming, super-majority support from 2018 and 2020 Republican Primary voters across Texas and have shown consistent support among the conservative grassroots, and

WHEREAS, our elected representatives in the House and the Senate must deliver our voice to the other members in their respective legislative bodies, and actively pursue, without capitulation or compromise, those legislative priorities which were passed by the 2020 RPT convention delegates, the RPT Chairman’s Committee on Executive Overreach, the post 86th Legislative Session 2020 Lone Star Agenda supported by more than 290 Republican and Conservative local political opinion leaders, and the 2018 RPT Legislative Priorities Committee; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Republican Executive Committee shall publish this resolution and send a copy to all Republican statewide officials, State Senators, State Representatives and to each Republican County Executive Committee two weeks prior to the bill filing deadline of March 12, 2021,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each State Senator and State Representative shall be requested to reply in writing to the State Republican Executive Committee as follows:

✓ clear, unambiguous written communication of position on each legislative priority listed herein, and a

✓ detailed description of commitment to advocate for, author, co-author, sponsor, or co-sponsor and vote for a bill in furtherance of the priority, including existing bill numbers, when they are

The following are the current Republican Party of Texas legislative priorities, which are issues that have overwhelming statewide support by Republicans. These are followed by additional legislative items from Chairman West’s Committee on Executive Overreach, unfinished 2018 RPT Legislative Priorities not included on the 2020 RPT Priorities list, and those crucial items from the 2020 Republican Party of Texas Platform that are desperately needed to protect parents, children, jobs, and human lives from the Biden/Harris Administration and the Socialist/Progressive liberty-killing agenda.

2020 RPT Legislative Priorities:

Election Integrity: Require citizenship verification of each voter, and felony penalties for Election Code violations that threaten election integrity (including curtailing and limiting mail-in/absentee voting due to the abuse of this voting process). 94.82% of 2018 GOP Primary voters and 98.46% of 2020 GOP Primary voters support. This was also 2020 Lone Star Agenda Action Item #5.

Religious Freedom: Restore the rights of individuals, organizations, and businesses, to exercise their sincerely held religious beliefs by prohibiting local ordinances, state laws, or executive orders that violate those rights. No Specific Primary Vote on this issue; however, 88.62% of 2020 GOP Primary voters believe prayer should not be restricted in public schools. This is supported by 2020 Lone Star Agenda Action Item #3.

Children and Gender Modification: Abolish the following practices for minors: intervention to prevent natural progression of puberty; administration of opposite sex hormones; and performance of any type of gender reassignment surgery. 94.65% of 2020 GOP Primary voters support.

Abolition of Abortion: Abolish abortion by ensuring the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all pre-born children from the moment of fertilization. 68.19% of 2018 GOP Primary voters
support. 2020 Lone Star Agenda Action Item #4 supports increased protections for the unborn.

Constitutional Carry: Restore legal Texas firearms owners’ rights to carry them openly or concealed without a permit, while maintaining the option of a permit for reciprocity purposes. 85.38% 2020 GOP Primary voters reject restrictions on right to keep & bear arms. This is supported by 2020 Lone Star Agenda #11.

Monument Protection : All monuments or markers in our state shall be protected by law from being removed, defaced, destroyed, or otherwise dishonored. In particular, specific protection shall be given to the Alamo Cenotaph which shall not be removed from its current location off the Alamo Battlefield footprint. 97.82% of 2020 GOP Primary voters support. This is a 2020 Lone Star Agenda Action Item #8.

School Choice for All: Empower parents and guardians to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education using tax credits or exemptions without government restraint or intrusion. 78.67% of 2018 GOP Primary voters support.

Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying: Abolish all forms of taxpayer-funded lobbying. 94.3% of 2020 GOP Primary voters support. This is 2020 Lone Star Agenda Action Item #6.

Additional Legislative Priorities with Republican grassroots support:

From Republican Party of Texas State Chairman LTC Allen West’s Committee on Executive Overreach to address the unconstitutional executive “emergency” authority taken during COVID-19: Reverse the abuse of the executive power (Governor) and restore the rightful limitations on government authority prescribed in the US Constitution and in the Texas Constitution. Supported
by 2020 RPT Platform Planks #79 and 91.

From the 2018 RPT Legislative Priorities:

▪ End Union Dues Withholding from public sector paychecks: Ban/prohibit the use of payroll deductions to collect and/or remit union dues for any employee of an entity with statutory taxing authority (no carve-outs/ exceptions). It is not the responsibility of a taxpayer-funded entity to collect and remit union dues. That practice is an unjust use of taxpayer funds and must be eliminated. 82.95% of 2016 GOP Primary voters supported. This is 2020 Lone Star Agenda Action Item #7 and is also found in 2020 RPT Planks #60 and 198.

▪ Property Tax Cuts: As proposed by the Texas House and Senate, the 2022-23 draft state budget fails to adequately prioritize tax relief for overburdened Texans struggling in the face of high taxes, government mandates, and shutdowns. Texas lawmakers should prioritize a full reopening of the economy, spending cuts, and further regulatory and tax relief for hardworking taxpayers. 2018 RPT Legislative Priority and 2020 RPT Platform Planks #57, #159 and

From the 2020 Republican Party of Texas Platform with support from the 2020 Lone Star Agenda (LSA):

Family Rights, Parental Authority and Personal Liberty:

▪ Allow families to make mental and physical health decisions for themselves. We support the parents’ right to choose, without penalty, which medications are administered to their minor children. We support informed consent of parents before any school-based mental health assessments or interventions are performed. (2020 RPT Platform Planks #149, #268 thru #270; LSA Action Item #1)

▪ Stop wrongful removal of children from families by restoring due process rights for parents. (2020 RPT Platform Plank #95; LSA Action Item #2)

▪ Patient Rights Protection from Death Panels: Texas law should provide that medical personnel may not deny care, change advanced directives, or originate directives for any patient without the permission of the patient or the patient’s designate. Prohibit the discriminatory rationing of healthcare services premised on any aspect of the patient, including a patient’s age, race, sex, disability, or perceived quality of life. (2020 RPT Platform Planks #276-277)

Justice and Security:

▪ Texas should secure its southern border and exercise interior enforcement to end the illegal immigration “magnet” effects from: a) Texas employers who hire illegal workers, which take jobs from American citizens; b) Texas institutions of higher education offering discounted “in-state tuition;” and b) taxpayer-funded social services and non-emergency health care for illegal aliens. (2020 RPT Platform Planks #295 thru #299; LSA Action Item #9)

▪ End modern-day slavery known as human trafficking, which supplies humans for the sex trade and cheap labor. (2020 RPT Platform Planks #105-106; LSA Action Item# 10.)  Approved 3/16/21