Legislative Advocacy Alert: HB 868

This call to action is to request that you email the members of the House Calendars Committee and ask that they bring HB 868 to the floor of the House for a vote. The more of us that they hear from, the more likely they are to send it to the House floor.

HB 868, authored by Representative Villareal, empowers families to care and support their mentally ill loved one’s lives; it would increase public safety and save tax payer dollars that are spent in costly legal processing and incarceration fees to the state as well as costly inpatient treatments.

Below please find email addresses and telephone numbers for the House Calendars Committee Members as well as a sample letter (between the yellow highlight).

Please take a few moments to improve the lives of Texans living with mental illness by communicating with these members.
House Calendars Committee:
Rep. Todd Hunter todd.hunter@house.state.tx.us Corpus Christi, Tx (512) 463-0672
Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo Roberto.alonzo@house.state.tx.us Dallas, Tx (512) 463-0408
Rep. Carol Alvarado carol.alvarado@house.state.tx.us Houston , Tx (512) 463-0732
Rep. Dan Branch dan.branch@house.state.tx.us Dallas, Tx (512) 463-0367
Rep. Angie Chen Button angie.chenbutton@house.state.tx.us Richardson , Tx (512) 463-0486
Rep. Byron Cook Byron.cook@house.state.tx.us North of Waco Tx (512) 463-0730
Rep. Myra Crownover myra.crownover@house.state.tx.us Lake Dallas , Tx (512) 463-0582
Rep. Sarah Davis sarah.davis@house.state.tx.us Houston, Tx (512) 463-0389
Rep. Craig Eiland craig.eiland@house.state.tx.us Texas City , Tx (512) 463-0502
Rep. John Frullo john.frullo@house.state.tx.us Lubbock , Tx (512) 463-0676
Rep. Charlie Geren Charlie.geren@house.state.tx.us River Oaks, Tx (512) 463-0610
Rep. Helen Giddings Helen.giddings@house.state.tx.us DeSoto, Tx (512) 463-0953
Rep. John Kuempel john.kuempel@house.state.tx.us Seguin, Tx (512) 463-0602
Rep. Eddie Lucio III eddie.lucioIII@house.state.tx.us Harlingen , Tx (512) 463-0606

Here is a sample letter of support for HB 868 that you may choose to use or modify in your emails (Don’t forget to personalize):
Subject: Bring HB 868 to the floor

Dear Representative

Please consider HB 868 an important piece of legislation that honors and strengthens families as primary caregivers for those living with mental illness.
HB 868 empowers families to care and support their ill loved one’s lives; will increase public safety and saves tax payer dollars that are spent in costly legal processing and incarceration fees to the state as well as costly inpatient treatments.
Please send HB 868 to the house floor.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Texans with mental illness!

Sincerely

YOUR NAME
ADDRESS

Thank YOU for making a difference in the lives of Texans with mental illness!

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