Texas House of Representatives to Take Up SB4
The Texas Senate passed SB4 after ignoring 16 hours of testimony and the legal objections of Senators who challenged it on the floor of the Senate Chamber. Texas cannot afford to let SB4 become law.
Senate Bill 4 legislation that would likely:
- ➢ Make Texans less secure and more divided.
- ➢ Interfere with local law enforcement’s authority to set their own public safety priorities.
- ➢ Lead to racial profiling by rogue officers and encourage “stop-and-frisk policing.”
- ➢ Invite frivolous lawsuits against local government.
- ➢ Expose citizens and non-citizens alike to the negative effects of an increased police state.
SB4 is bad for the Texas economy. The Austin American Statesman, in an editorial published on Friday, February 3, clearly states the damage SB4 could do to the Texas economy:
“… SB4 creates a perception that Texas is anti-immigrant or perhaps racist, which could chill efforts to recruit the brightest and best talent from across the world, causing companies to think twice – if at all – about relocating to the Lone Star State.”
Join Texas businesses who know that passing divisive legislation like SB4 will hurt our economy and future as an economic juggernaut that makes Texas a state among nations. Sign this letter and support a strong Texas economy:
Texas Community Leaders Speak Out Against SB4
Leaders from Texas’s faith, law enforcement, business, and advocacy communities have all denounced SB4 as unnecessary and potentially damaging to our state and its economy. Read their testimonies delivered to the Senate Committee on State Affairs:
|Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar||Letter to Bexar County Delegation|
|Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez||Letter to the Senate State Affairs Committee Opposing SB4|
|Texas Association of Counties||SB 4 Adds Nothing to Public Safety, Puts Taxpayers at Risk|
|Bishop Vásquez, Bishop of Diocese of Austin||SB 4 Opposition Testimony|
|Michael Barba, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops||Senate Bill 4 Testimony|
|Pastor Tim Moore, Walk Worthy Baptist Church||Senate Bill 4 Testimony|
|De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz LLP||Response Letter to AG Paxton Re: SB4|
|C. LeRoy Cavazos, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||Testimony Against SB4|
Sign the United We Dream Petition
Join us by signing this petition to demand Texas legislators stand on the right side of history and oppose anti-immigrant legislation like Senate Bill 4. After signing the United We Dream petition, call these senators and let them know why you oppose it and want them to oppose it as well.
Stop Texas Lawmakers’ Attack on Immigrant Students. #StopSB4