SREC Q3 2021 Report




3Q 2021 - SREC Meeting Agenda
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Resolution 1

Resolution Calling for the Removal of Derelict Democrat Legislators

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Texas called a special session of the State Legislature to address outstanding issues not addressed in the Regular 87th Session; and


WHEREAS, one of the issues designated by the Governor to be addressed was the integrity of the State’s election system; and


WHEREAS, a sufficient number of the Democrat members of the Texas House of Representatives left the State to prevent a quorum; and


WHEREAS, a number of these Democrat members of the Legislature who left the State had been appointed to committee chairmanships and vice chairmanships as a show of goodwill and bipartisanship; and


WHEREAS, the actions of these Democrat legislators who left the State must be construed as a show of rank partisanship on their part; and


WHEREAS, the actions of these Democrat legislators who left the State must be interpreted as a rejection of the Republican efforts to provide free and fair elections to all Texas voters; now


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas demand that all Democrat members of the Texas House of Representatives who currently hold either a Committee Chairmanship or Vice Chairmanship position be removed from these positions and that Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives be installed in their places; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be delivered to Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dade Phelan.



Resolution 2

Resolution Defending Medical Freedom and Personal Responsibility - passed 56-2-2

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has been responsible for many deaths and hospitalizations and continues to take a serious toll on our communities; and


WHEREAS, in the face of this pandemic, Texans must take responsibility for their health and the health of their families and, in consultation with their physicians and health care providers, make informed decisions about vaccines, masks, treatments, and other measures to keep them safe; and


WHEREAS, every individual’s medical status and risk profile is unique and one-size-fits-all mandates can be ineffective or even harmful; and


WHEREAS, Governor Abbott has, through executive order, prohibited governmental entities from imposing mask mandates; and


WHEREAS, many local governmental entities, including school districts, are defying Governor Abbott’s order and requiring masking – even of young children; and


WHEREAS, Governor Abbott has, through executive order, prohibited governmental entities from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates on employees; and


WHEREAS, private entities are increasingly mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees and customers; and


WHEREAS, public mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and vaccine passports, whether in the public or private sphere, are contrary to the Republican Party of Texas’ belief in individual liberty and medical freedom; and


WHEREAS, pervasive vaccine mandates and passports in the private sphere can be just as insidious and dangerous to liberty as government mandates, by creating a dystopian surveillance society in which an individual can be denied employment or blocked from commercial activity because of vaccination status; now


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Republican Party of Texas applauds Governor Abbott’s order prohibiting mask mandates by public entities and private entities receiving public funds, thanks him for adding prohibition of public vaccine mandates to the special session call, and thanks both him and Attorney General Ken Paxton for aggressively enforcing the order against rogue local government officials; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas opposes vaccine mandates, both public and private, urges Governor Abbott to add a ban on private vaccine mandates to the special session call, and asks the Texas Legislature to enact laws protecting Texans from public and private vaccine mandates.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be delivered to Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, House Speaker Dade Phelan, and all Senators and House members.



Resolution 3

Resolution Opposing Proposition 2 - passed 62-0-0


WHEREAS, Proposition 2, a proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution which authorizes a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, undeveloped, or blighted areas in the county is to be decided by Texas voters on November 2, 2021; and


WHEREAS, the Preamble of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Platform expresses the Party’s belief that economic success depends upon free-market principles; and


WHEREAS, RPT Platform Plank #13 expresses the Party’s support of the use of free-market solutions in providing utilities; and


WHEREAS, taxing citizens in order to revitalize blighted, unproductive areas violates those free-market principles: looking to government rather than citizens to make economic choices leads to a distortion in the market, a waste of resources, and the unjust over-taxation of citizens; and


WHEREAS, RPT Platform Plank #176 expresses the Party’s opposition to the creation of management districts with the authority to impose taxes and bonded debt; and


WHEREAS, local debt in Texas has consistently grown at a concerning rate, and Texas now ranks second among the top ten most populous states in local debt per capita, second only to the liberal State of New York; now


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican party of Texas opposes the passage of Proposition 2 on the November 2, 2021 ballot; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that opposing Proposition 2 shall be a priority for the Republican Party of Texas for the November 2, 2021 election; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas shall devote appropriate resources to the development and execution of a campaign to inform Texas Republican voters of the importance of this proposition.