Keeping Kids Safe

Nothing is more important than keeping kids safe. So when I learned that young children are 75 percent less likely to die or sustain serious injury in a rear-facing car seat, I filed a bill that would require just that — keep kids rear-facing until two.

Last Friday, NBC 5 spoke to a couple of North Texas moms about the measure. Watch the video clip here:

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This is a common-sense measure that will improve the safety of Texas kids, and I’ll be working in the months ahead to pass it into law.

You’ve probably also heard that last week, when Muslim Texans visited their Capitol, a member of the House of Representatives chose to greet them with hatred and bigotry. As a representative with a very diverse district, who regularly visits local mosques and has developed friendships with many Muslim leaders in our community, I am appalled by her actions.

The Capitol belongs to all the people of this state, not a select few. Texans from all walks of life should feel welcomed when they enter the doors, not shunned because of the color of their skin or their religious faith.

With that said, if you are ever in Austin, please come by and visit. Our door is always open.

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To all who observe, I want to wish a joyous Lunar New Year. There are several events happening in our community to celebrate, including one this week at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. They are hosting the 8th annual Lunar New Year Festival, the largest celebration in North Texas!

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Don’t forget — I am holding two Town Hall meetings this Saturday, February 7. The first will be at 10:00 am at the Arlington Municipal Airport and the other at 2:00 pm at the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport. Come by to discuss the issues important to you and your family, including public education, healthcare, transportation, criminal justice, and the economy. For more details, click here or call 817-459-2800.

There’s only a few seats left on the bus for Texas 101 Day at the Capitol. If you plan to join us on February 18th, please RSVP by calling 817-459-2800 or Link.

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