Guest post by Mike Ray, Sierra Club Legislative Intern
The 83rd Legislative Session is upon us and this is your chance to influence some areas of critical importance. Are you concerned about meaningful water conservation measures, more effective fracking regulations, or adequate funding for clean air programs? Do you and your family want to see your parks stay open? The Alliance for Clean Texas (ACT) has scheduled a Lobby Day on March 20th as a complement to the ongoing lobbying you are doing from home. Join us and other Texans from across the state and meet face to face with those who are making decisions which will impact our public health, quality of life, and environment.
Every day your legislators are hearing from dozens of paid lobbyists who may not represent your interests. It’s time to make sure that they hear directly from you! REGISTER TODAY for Lobby Day 2013!
Our best investment in the future is a clean Texas. As noted in the Harvard Business Review:
“the viability of business itself depends on the resources of healthy ecosystems—freshwater, clean air, robust biodiversity, productive land—and on the stability of just societies.”
Wednesday March 20th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Texas State Capitol Legislative Conference Center (Room E2.002)
An opportunity to get to know who represents you
and put a face to your voice
Current bills on the books include those affecting: park funding, water conservation and future water projects, electricity power sources, and several more. Training will be provided and teams will be assigned for you to meet YOUR elected officials who work for all of us.
ACT Mission Statement:
The Alliance For A Clean Texas (ACT) represents more than 20 environmental, public interest, consumer rights and religious organizations dedicated to improving public health, quality of life and the environment in Texas by working for change at the regulatory and legislative levels.
ACT Organizations include:
The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, Texas Impact, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Public Citizen, Christian Life Commission, Caddo Lake Institute, Environment Texas, Environmental Defense, Texas League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action, SEED Coalition, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, Hill Country Alliance, Nature Conservancy, Air Alliance Houston, National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Integrity Project, Texas Land Trust Council