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Old 03-23-2009, 09:46 AM   #121
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Thanks for the encouragement. I called Sen. Mario Gallegos' office, spoke to a staffer. She hadn't heard of the bill, which is understandable - I imagine there are thousands floating around each legislative session. I explained to her that it's basically a mobility and safety measure, benefits both the cars & cyclists, and gives cyclists an option for reducing their risk of a rear-end collision. Pointed out that there are no costs associated with the bill - no signage required, no new taxes, etc.

She took my name & address down, and thanked me for the call.

Quick & easy - can we get 20 more calls?
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #122
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1. specterunseen -- CONTACTING: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTING: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTING: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:24 AM   #123
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FORMAT: name -- CONTACTING: SENATOR INSERT SENATOR NAME

1. specterunseen -- CONTACTED: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTING: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER pending confirmation
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTING: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR pending confirmation
4. rhenriksen -- CONTACTED: Senator Mario Gallegos
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Done. I just called, wow, really easy, just took 2 mins. Left message w/secretary, she advised would pass along information and advise of my support, didn't take long at all. So we have 4 out of 21... though I'm sure others have done so. Please call up your rep, take 2 mins out of your day and leave message advising of support.

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:26 AM   #124
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Had emailed Patrick prior, rcvd a reply (form letter) yesterday. cant get at a hpoen to call out yet
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:27 AM   #125
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1. specterunseen -- CONTACTED: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTING: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER pending confirmation
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTING: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR pending confirmation
4. rhenriksen -- CONTACTED: Senator Mario Gallegos
5. Ulric -- CONTACTING: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:31 AM   #126
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If that sounds right then sure I'll give him a call on Monday. What do you say when you call up? "Please support senate bill 506."?
err uhh. Don't want to call up there and sound like a doof, but deffinitely want to do my part.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #127
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err uhh. Don't want to call up there and sound like a doof, but deffinitely want to do my part.
You got it. "I'm just calling to advise the senator I support SB506. I was told that Senator Carona's office needed more support and I'd like to pass along a message registering my support with my senator since I was told we needed support before tuesday"

that's essentially what I said.
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You got it. "I'm just calling to advise the senator I support SB506. I was told that Senator Carona's office needed more support and I'd like to pass along a message registering my support with my senator since I was told we needed support before tuesday"

that's essentially what I said.
Just called and said I was marked down!


Very easy to do guys took me longer to dial the number than it did to get it done! Camon just take a few minutes!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:08 PM   #129
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1. specterunseen -- CONTACTED: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTING: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER pending confirmation
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTED: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR
4. rhenriksen -- CONTACTED: Senator Mario Gallegos
5. Ulric -- CONTACTING: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #130
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new rule: if you don't call your rep, you can't lanesplit when its really hot and we all pass you buy. Only activists gain that right. Grin.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #131
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1. specterunseen -- CONTACTED: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTING: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER pending confirmation
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTED: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR
4. rhenriksen -- CONTACTED: Senator Mario Gallegos
5. Ulric -- CONTACTING: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
6. L8RG8R (Two Wheeled Texan Forum) CONTACTED: SENATOR
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:33 PM   #132
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Got another Tx resident to email both senator & rep for his address; have asked him to place a phone call as well.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:53 PM   #133
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let me know if he calls and his name so I can add him to the list
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Done. Left message with secretary. My senator is Mike Jackson.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:38 PM   #135
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Thumbs up another call made

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1. specterunseen -- CONTACTED: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTED: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTED: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR
4. rhenriksen -- CONTACTED: Senator Mario Gallegos
5. Ulric -- CONTACTING: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #136
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So, does this mean we were successful in getting this further... ulric? anyone? does this mean it will successfully be submitted for a senate vote, or is it running behind schedule too much to make it?

Also, when does the legislative calendar end, what time frame are we up against?

Actions: (descending date order)
Description Comment Date Time Journal Page
S Placed on intent calendar 03/24/2009
S Committee report printed and distributed 03/20/2009 11:11 AM
S Reported favorably w/o amendments 03/20/2009 642
S Testimony taken in committee 03/18/2009
S Considered in public hearing 03/18/2009
S Scheduled for public hearing on . . . 03/18/2009
S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec. 02/17/2009 268
S Read first time 02/17/2009 268
S Filed 01/21/2009
S Received by the Secretary of the Senate 01/21/2009

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'bongobob' from TWTEX called Dan Patrick's office in support of 506.
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1. specterunseen -- CONTACTED: SENATOR DAN PATRICK
2. cedestech -- CONTACTED: SENATOR RANDY WEBBER
3. GrayJ -- CONTACTED: SENATOR GLENN HEGAR
4. rhenriksen -- CONTACTED: Senator Mario Gallegos
5. L8RG8R (Two Wheeled Texan Forum) CONTACTED: SENATOR
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Dunno... my guess would be that pending time, they intend to open it for discussion/vote in the senate on the 24th. Still needs as many calls/emails to our senators as possible.
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'Red1' from rennlist.com (sugarland area) called his senator's office. Not sure which office that is, I'm waiting to get the name from him.
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