Governor Abbott has called a special session of the Texas Legislature to start July 8th. High on the Governor’s agenda will be efforts to further limit voting rights along with other bills which most progressive people of faith oppose. Several bills, including the voting limitations, were stopped before advancing to his desk when Democrats walked out right at the close of the regular session.
Here is some more information on possible bills that will be considered in the special session – as always, the Texas Tribune is a reliable source for information on the goings-on in Austin:
With the lifting of some Covid restrictions on the Capitol Building, there may be opportunities for in-person lobbying efforts and other actions during the special session. Watch the ECast for updates. Also, a partner of TxUUJM is Texas Impact, which has an excellent website, including “Weekly Witness” podcast: