Help Pass Senate Bill 269

Here are steps to help support to pass Senate Bill 269- Senator Menéndez Medical Cannabis Bill:

Step 1. Look up your Legislators http://tinyurl.com/CallTxLege

Step 2. Call your Legislators!

Step 3. Use This Script:

“Hi, my name is ____. I’m your constituent and I live at_____. Please support SB 269 to allow chronically ill Texans safe and legal access to medical cannabis if their doctor recommends it. Cannabis is a legitimate medicine that can help people like Veterans with PTSD or a grandmother suffering with cancer. I support SB 269 because … (tell your story). Please ask (insert legislator name) to support SB 269 to help sick Texans get medicine. 

Step 4: Tweet Me @Menendez4Texas so I can thank you for your advocacy.

Share this information with friends and family. Thank you!

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Help Pass David’s Law and Stop Cyberbullying

Here are steps to help support to pass David’s Law and stop cyberbullying:

Step 1. Look up your Legislators here http://tinyurl.com/CallTxLege

Step 2. Call your Legislators!

Step 3. Use This Script:

“Hi, my name is ____. I’m your constituent and I live at______. Please support SB 179 & HB 306 also known as David’s Law. This bill would protect our children from cyberbullying. I support David’s Law because … (tell your story). Please ask (insert legislator name) to support these bills. We’re counting on him/her to protect our children.”

Step 4: Tweet Me at @Menendez4Texas so I can thank you for your advocacy.

Share this information with friends and family. Thank you!

For more information visit www.davidslegacy.org

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CommUNITY Gathering

Please join us for a CommUNITY Gathering on January 7 from  2017 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Guadalupe Theater.

This event will be broken up into two segments. From 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM we will discuss the upcoming 85th Legislative Session in the Guadalupe Theater. Then from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM we will join one another down the block at the Guadalupe Parque to enjoy barbecue and refreshments being prepared by the San Antonio Police Officers Association. Our hope is to gather both the community and police in one area where we can strengthen our relationships. Further, we will have the Archbishop Garcia-Siller, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, and District 5-Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales in attendance. We look forward to enjoying the first Saturday of the New Year with you all!

For questions call our office at (210) 733-6604

Agenda

9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Discussion on the 85th Legislature
Guadalupe Theater

11:15 AM 1:00 PM
Barbecue and Refreshments
Guadalupe Parque


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Holiday Party with State Senator Jose Menendez

Please join Senator José Menéndez and his family for a holiday party to say thank you to our constituents and share fellowship. The holiday party will take place December 3rd from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Alamo Convocation Center located at 110 Tuleta San Antonio, TX.

Dinner, music, and activities for the kids! We will be collecting toys for the Elf Louise Project so please bring an unwrapped toy and help make a child’s Christmas. We hope you will join us. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Jose and Friends Texas Hold Em and Golf Classic

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Family Resource and Health Fair for Families with Special Needs

The Family Resource and Health Fair will provide information for families on Medicaid or with children with special accommodations. It will feature health experts, providers, therapists, community organizations,  and general medical information that may be helpful to well-being of your family.

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Town Hall with Congressman Doggett on the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

Congressman Doggett, Senator Menendez, and Representative Bernal will host a town hall on the high cost of prescription drugs. No family should have to choose between paying for groceries or paying for medication. Please attend this town hall and share your stories. Together we can find a solution to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

  • WHO: Congressman Doggett, Senator Menendez, and Representative Bernal.
  • WHAT: Town Hall on the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs.
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 13th, 10am – 12pm
  • CONTACT: Congressman Doggett’s Office 210-704-1080  Senator Menendez’s Office 210-733-6604

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Statement by Senator Menéndez on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

“Texas Is Now A Safer, More Accessible State For All Women

 

San Antonio, Texas – State Senator José Menéndez issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down House Bill 2 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

The following quotes are attributable to Senator José Menéndez:

“Today’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court to overturn House Bill 2 is a profound victory for women not just in Texas, but across the country. The 5-3 decision shows that House Bill 2 was never meant to protect women’s health, but rather a ruse to deny access to their constitutional right to an abortion. With this bill overturned, Texas is now a safer, more accessible state for all women.”

“The unscrupulous regulations put in place under House Bill 2 had profound consequences in Texas. More than half of the abortion clinics in Texas were shuttered, making it difficult to receive medical care for thousands of Texans. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled I hope these clinics will reopen and provide needed reproductive care.”

“Finally, the fight to protect a woman’s right to choose is not over. Today’s ruling marked a major victory for women’s health, but rest assured politicians are already devising the next round of medically unnecessary regulations. We must remain vigilant and stand up for Texas women.”

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Immediate Release:
Date: June 27th 2016
Contact: Dwight Clark 512-463-0126

Property Tax Town Hall

On May 28th, 2016, State Senator José Menéndez, State Representative Diego Bernal, and City Councilman Roberto Treviño hosted a Property Tax Town Hall to inform San Antonio taxpayers of their rights and responsibilities. Each year the Bexar Appraisal District appraises the estimate value of every property in the county. Property owners have the right to dispute and appeal an appraisal if they believe it is excessive. At this event, taxpayers learned the importance of paying their property taxes, where that money goes, and how to appeal appraisals. The Honorable Mike Villarreal, former State Representative for District 123, facilitated the town hall.

Taxpayers wishing to protest their appraisals in person have until 5pm on May 31st, 2016. To file a protest in person please visit the Bexar Appraisal District office located at 411 North Frio San Antonio, TX 78207.

Taxpayers wishing to protest their appraisals online have until 11:59pm on May 31st, 2016. Please visit  http://www.bcad.org/ for more information. 

Mike Villarreal’s PowerPoint presentation on Property Taxes can be accessed by following this link.

NowCastSA filmed the event.

Election Night Watch Party

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Join us Tuesday, March 1st for our Results Watch Party on Election Night!

The watch party will take place at the  San Antonio Firefighters Banquet Hall located at 8925 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78230. The watch party will take place at 6:30pm. See you there!

For questions or more information, please call 210-865-3190.