Calling House or Senate Committee Members about Redistricting

For engaging with the House Committee on Redistricting and Senate State Affairs to ask for their support of current legislation on redistricting reform, this is a sample script.

  • Prerequisite:  You will need to know your representative. If you need to look it up, enter your address at the following link to identify your representative and/or senator – click here.

REPRESENTATITVES ON THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING

  • Vice Chair/Representative:  Rep Eric Johnson (TX-100) (512)463-0586 or email
  • Representative:  Rep Drew Darby (TX-72) (512)463-0331 or email
  • Representative :  Rep Ana Hernandez (TX-143) (512)463-0614 or email **Note that Rep Hernandez has said she supports bills
  • Representative :  Rep Armando Martinez (TX-39) 512(463) 0530 or email
  • Representative :  Rep Will Metcalf (TX-16) (512)463-0726 or email
  • Representative :  Rep Tan Parker (TX-63) (512)463-0688 or email
  • Representative :  Rep Eddie Rodriguez (TX-51) (512)463-0674 or email
  • Representative :  Rep Drew Springer (TX-68) (512)463-0526 or email

Here's a sample script with a Representative's office:

Hi, I'm [NAME] and I'm a constituent of [HOME REPRESENTATIVE] from [ZIPCODE]. I'm calling because of current events.  On March 10, 2017, a federal appellate court ruled that some of our state's 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act.
Will [COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE] support current legislation on redistricting reform?  (these are bills HJR 32, HJR 118, HJR 74, and HB 369)  [wait for answer - you will likely get a fluff answer, don't press]  This is the time to fix this problem once and for all AND let Texas keep control of the redistricting process.  I've called my representative and senator to ask for their support of of these bills to put control of redistricting into the hands of a bi-partisan commission.   [don't forget to thank the staffer for their time]
  •  Last step:  follow-up with an email!
SENATORS ON STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  • Senator:  Brian Birdwell  512-463-0122 or email
  • Senator :  Brandon Creighton 512-463-0104 or email
  • Senator :  Craig Estes 512-463-0130 or email
  • Senator :  Eddie Lucio, Jr  512-463-0127 or email
  • Senator :  Jane Nelson 512-463-0112 or email
  • Senator  Charles Schwertner  512-463-0105 or email
  • Senator :  Judith Zaffirini 512-463-0121 or email

Here's a sample script with a Senator's office:

Hi, I'm [NAME] and I'm a constituent of [HOME SENATOR] from [ZIPCODE].  I'm calling because of current events.  On March 10, 2017, a federal appellate court ruled that some of our state's 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act.  Will [COMMITTEE SENATOR] support current legislation on redistricting reform?  (these are bills HJR 32, HJR 118, HJR 74, and SB 209)  [wait for answer - you will likely get a fluff answer, don't press]
This is the time to fix this problem once and for all AND let Texas keep control of the redistricting process.  I've called my representative and senator to ask for their support of of these bills to put control of redistricting into the hands of a bi-partisan commission.   [don't forget to thank the staffer for their time]
  • Last step:  follow-up with an email!

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