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Grassroots Gold Newsletter October 4, 2021
This Week's Legislative Prayer Calendar

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way."

- I Timothy 2:1-2 (ESV)


Open Prayer Calendar

Oct. 4 Last Day to Register to Vote! November Election(s)

The November 2, 2021 election will include 8 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.


Proposed Constitutional Amendments


Are you Registered to Vote? If so, are you registered at your current address?

Am I Registered to Vote?


Key Election Dates:

  • Monday, October 4: Last Day to Register for November 2, 2021 election
  • Monday, October 18: First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • Friday, October 22: Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)
  • Friday, October 29: Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • Tuesday, November 2: Election Day

Voting by Mail (from the Texas Secretary of State):

Voting by mail in Texas has been available to elderly voters and voters with physical disabilities for decades. Remember, however, that many of the legal safeguards designed to protect voters and their ballots are impossible to enforce in the privacy of the voter’s home. Here are a few tips that may prove helpful.


Helpful Hints on Voting By Mail (Secretary of State)

Grassroots Gold Facebook Live

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October 4, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Austin - 1100 Congress Ave
Committee Hearings
October 5, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Austin - 1100 Congress Ave
Committee Hearings
October 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Georgetown - 303 E Morrow Street
Not sure how to get involved in taking our government back? Precinct chairs are the key. Come & learn from one of the best to make change!
Third Special Session Redistricting Progress

The Texas State Legislature is responsible, every 10 years (after the census) to redraw representative districts for the following jurisdictions:

  • United States Congressional Districts (Texas added 2 new seats this census, now a total of 38)
  • Texas State Senate Districts - 31 seats
  • Texas State House Districts - 150 seats
  • Texas State Board of Education - 15 seats

The Texas Legislative Council (TLC) provides lawmakers and citizens with tools to view and create redistricting maps. You can find their great overview of the redistricting process here:

Redistricting Process

Texas Senate:

Texas State Senator Joan Huffman's Senate Bill 4 was reported favorably out of committee on September 28. You can see the proposed map here:

Proposed Senate District Map (SB4, District Viewer)

Report, Senate Committee on Redistricting

Texas House:

Texas State Representative Todd Hunter's House Bill 1 will receive a public hearing on Monday, October 4th (today)! You can see the proposed map here:

Proposed House District Map (HB1, District Viewer)

Many thanks to Daniel Friend at "The Texan" for the following information regarding the proposed Texas House map:

"Using data obtained from the Texas Legislative Council, the Texas Partisan Index (TPI) examines the median share of the vote between Republicans and Democrats in the 2018 and 2020 elections."

Detailed data (spreadsheet) can be found here:

TPI for Proposed Texas Maps

Daniel's full article in The Texan can be found here:

First Draft of Texas House Map Could Give Slight Bump to Republicans

Our friend Tom Glass provided a deep dive analysis of the proposed House map here:

First Look at Texas House Redistricting

Note: Both the Texas House and the Texas Senate are holding public hearings on redistricting Monday morning, October 4th, at 9AM at the Capitol!

Remembering the Battle of Gonzales

On October 2, 1835 the spark that ignited the flame of the Texas Revolution was lit in Gonzales.


This short (10 minute) historical drama “Forging Texas - Episode 1: Season of Revolution,” produced by our friends at Texas Public Policy Foundation, confronts us today with the same important question:


At what cost is Liberty?


Like it or not, we are all going to find out what cost we are, or aren’t, willing to pay.


Please take 10 minutes to watch. Share everywhere.

Grassroots Gold: Last Week at the Capitol
Thursday, September 30th: Advocacy Letter Delivered

Grassroots Gold Co-Founders Tamara Colbert and Paul Hodson swung by the Capitol on Thursday, September 30th, and delivered this advocacy letter to the offices of Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan.


The letter encourages Governor Abbott 'to add “Legislation identical to HB 166 filed during the 87th, First Called Special Session” to your Agenda items for the Third Called Special Session.'


HB166, authored by State Representative Matt Krause, addresses the Republican Party of Texas Legislative Priority regarding gender modification, and had the support of 75 House sponsors during the First Called Special Session.


View the Letter Here


The letter was signed by nearly 70 elected and grassroots leaders, representing 18 unique organizations and themselves throughout the state of Texas.


Tamara and Paul described their unique adventure delivering the letters during their Grassroots Gold Facebook Live last Thursday, including literally dropping the letter over the balcony of the Senate Chamber to Senator Bryan Hughes!


Watch Grassroots Gold FB Live, Saved to Rumble!


Per previous feedback from legislators, these signed letters raise awareness of issues as they represent collaborative efforts by grassroots advocates.


Let us pray that this effort will bear fruit.

Upcoming Livestream Events
October 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Deficits and the skyrocketing national debt threaten future generations, and as the $5 trillion reconciliation bill moves through Congress, economist Stephen Moore's message has never been more important. Stephen discusses not only the fiscal insanity of the reconciliation bill, but also how it could fundamentally transform America—into something unrecognizable.
October 5, 2021
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Join Elan Carr, Heritage Fellow and former State Department Envoy to Combat Antisemitism, as he interviews Richard Heideman, regarding the Arab League’s hijacking of international diplomacy, the antisemitic BDS movement, of the breakthroughs of the Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump Administration, and America’s key role in promoting economic development…
October 6, 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Join expert panelists as they discuss what an ideal Missile Defense Review should entail, and what we can expect to see from the Biden Administration.
October 6, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Chief Judge William Pryor of the 11th Circuit will deliver our 14th Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture.
October 12, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Austin - 901 Congress Avenue
The Texas Public Policy Foundation, Lincoln Network, and REX invite you to our roundtable of speakers who will be discussing Austin’s booming technology industry, why Austin continues to draw businesses, and the future of Texas.
Featured Articles & Commentaries

"The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has urged President Biden to have opponents of Critical Race Theory (CRT) investigated and prosecuted under federal anti-terrorism laws—even though the group did not identify any significant instance of organized terrorism associated with CRT opponents who have spoken out at school board meetings across the nation."


USA Today's Version of the Same Story

Buried on page 168 of the House Democrats’ 2,465-page mega bill is a tenfold increase in fines for employers that “willfully,” “repeatedly,” or even seriously violate a section of labor law that deals with hazards, death, or serious physical harm to their employees. 

The increased fines on employers could run as high as $70,000 for serious infractions, and $700,000 for willful or repeated violations—almost three-quarters of a million dollars for each fine. If enacted into law, vax enforcement could bankrupt non-compliant companies even more quickly than the $14,000 OSHA fine anticipated under Biden’s announced mandate."

Read More at Open the Books

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News & Information

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