Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is working against the Republican Party of Texas Platform. He needs to hear from you TODAY!
Texas House Bill 63, which passed with a bipartisan super majority in the House, would reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession. Using procedural stall tactics, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is subverting not only the majority of Texans who support this kind of policy, but also the will of nearly 9,000 Republican delegates who adopted a platform including the following:
Civil Penalty: We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail time.
It is important that you let your senator know you support marijuana penalty reduction, but first, reach out to the Lt. Governor’s office on this matter.
Email Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and ask him to reconsider his position! -->
Then call all the Lt. Governor’s office now! The office phone number is (512) 463-0001. Here's what to say when you call:
“Hello, my name is ___. I'm a Texas Republican and it has come to my attention that the Lieutenant Governor is standing in the way of important legislation, HB 63. This is a very important policy to me, which I believe should be instituted. Marijuana penalty reduction was supported by more than 80% of our Texas GOP delegates when we voted to include the subject in our party platform. I am requesting that the Lieutenant Governor reconsider his position and allow for a hearing in the Senate on this bipartisan proposal.”
Thank you for supporting this important legislation!