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Texas Legislative Day

March 27, 2023 - Rally at the State Capitol!

On March 27, Convention of States supporters statewide will gather at the Capitol to have our voices heard. Our goal is to make clear to legislators that Texas still supports calling a Convention of States to rein in an out of control federal government!

We will be expressing our support for HJR 35 and SJR 36, which will remove the expiration date from our Texas resolution.

This is our time to Stand up, Speak up and Show up!

Agenda for Legislative Day

9:00-9:30 AM Arrive at Capitol
9:00-9:50 AM Tour of the Capitol lead by a Representative (see below)
10:00 AM Sign in Auditorium-E1.004-directly across from Cap Grill; Receive: Agenda, Talking Points, Maps and Team Assignment
10:05 AM Opening prayer and pledge
10:15 AM Overview of the day
10:30-11:45 Mark Meckler, COS Founder, moderator
  Speaker: Representative Cody Vasut
  Speaker: Senator Brian Birdwell
  Speaker: Surprise speaker!
11:45 AM Group picture & Strategy overview
12:00-12:45 Pizza on the South steps / lawn
12:45 PM Head to your rally point to visit legislators
1:00 PM Meet team leader to head to offices to hand out legis packets
2 - 3 PM Visit individual legislators 
3:00 PM Gather at the Rotunda for wrap up!


Details, details, details...

We would like everyone to wear a COS Blockwalker shirt, or other COS shirt. You can get a Blockwalker shirt here. We'll also have lots of COS buttons and stickers there too!

Let us know that you are can register here! There are three benefits from registering. Our Capitol Brigade knows all the ins & outs of the Capitol and will be coordinating the day. Knowing who's coming makes everything go smoother. Second, by registering we can potentially car pool to the Capitol, or let you know if there is a bus available. Third, we'll know how much pizza to have prepared. (Last day to sign up for lunch to be included is 03/15/23.

Tour of the Capitol: Rep Mike Schofield will give a guided tour of the Capitol that will finish at the Auditorium, in time for the start of the morning rally. If you are interested, please let Nancy Eddy know

PS: Bring your CHL (bypass security!) and a highlighter.

More helpful information

If your question is not addressed here, let us know. Ask Cyndie, Dawn, or Tom. We'll get you an answer.

For more information on visiting the Capitol, check out this helpful page. Here is a floor plan of the Capitol.

For more information on removing the sunset (expiration) clause, go here.

To look up bills, hearings on bills, set alerts, etc; go to this page.

Take action: tell your Rep to support & co-author HJR 35! 

We look forward to seeing you at the Capitol!

Looking back --->>>

Texas Independence Day 2021. This is our Legislative Day from the last session.
2019 Session - The Eyes of Texas are Upon You!
The Texas Stampede, 2017. This is when our COS Texas Resolution passed the House, and there was a stampede to get on board! (Watch to the end for this classic moment: "...anybody else in the gallery?")

** New ** Hotel Information

We have arranged a special rate with the Hampton Inn Austin-North for March 26 and 27. This is if you want to come in the day before our event, or leave the day after the event. You can take advantage of this offer starting March 20th, and no later than March 23rd, calling between 9am to 6pm. Mention that you want the Convention of States rate of $130/night. Call:

Keyun Boyd, Director of Sales
Hampton Inn Austin-North
I-35 North
Austin, Tx 78752
(737) 210-6070


Click here to get involved!

Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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