Wednesday, April 6 is an important rally day in Austin. With the legislature in session and tackling budget issues, it is important for conservatives to counter a rally with an anticipated large turnout sponsored by unions and liberal leaning special interests.
They are holding a rally to call on legislators to spend the rainy day fund and raise revenue with new taxes and fees. They will rally after being bussed in by unions across the state.
So, there is a counter rally with a press conference held by conservative voices. Following the press conference, conservatives are encouraged to visit the offices of legislators and encourage them to remain strong in finding budget cuts without taxing Texans. Conservatives want a balanced budget with existing revenue while safeguarding the rainy day fund.
Texans for a Conservative Budget Day features a joint press conference at 11 a.m. on the North Steps of the Capitol. Those involved are: The Texas Public Policy Foundation, Americans for Prosperity-Texas, Americans for Tax Reform, Empower Texans, the Liberty Institute, and the National Federation for Independent Business-Texas. Legislators will be encouraged to cut non-essential programs, not raise taxes or fees, and not go back into the rainy day fund.
Can't travel to the capitol? Ok. Make some phone calls. It is very important to deliver the message to legislators that they stay the course and continue to work on cutting non-essential budget expenditures and not go deeper into the rainy day funds.
Conservative Texans, let your voices be heard. Now is the time.