On September 22nd, we will be hosting our 3rd Texas 101 Day in Arlington at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. This biennial event gives people from House District 101 and surrounding areas an opportunity to discuss important issues impacting our community and our state. More importantly, it gives those in attendance a platform to share ideas and solutions that I can take back to our state Capitol during the upcoming legislative session.
If you’ve attended in the past, this year’s event will be similar to the past events, but with a couple of important changes. First, we’ll be limiting the issues to two: Healthy Communities and Transportation. Next, we’re going to start off with an overview of what’s going on locally, and then to help focus our dialogue, I have invited local experts to discuss these two critical issues. We’ll make sure to have extra time for Q&A and feedback before we break up into smaller groups to discuss problems and solutions.
As I mentioned in an email a couple weeks ago, between now and Texas 101 Day, I will be sharing some thoughts on these two issues to help lay some groundwork for discussion. In my previous email, I focused on health care and how Texas continues to lead the nation in the rate of uninsured, as well as the Texas attorney general leading the fight to make it near impossible for those with pre-existing conditions to get coverage. If you missed it, click here
. The topic of health care in Tarrant County has taken on added importance with the Commissioners Court recently voting to add an $800 million bond election to support the Tarrant County Hospital District.
This bond issue will be a major part of our Texas 101 Day discussion.
Watch your inbox for my thoughts on transportation. In the meantime, if there’s something you’d like me to address on these critical issues, let me know. Email me at email@example.com
Finally, if you haven’t reserved your seat for Texas 101 Day, it’s not too late. You can do so one of three ways: 1) click here and fill out the RSVP form
, 2) via my Facebook event
(don’t forget to share it on your page, while you’re there) or 3) call our district office at 817-459-2800
I hope to see you on September 22nd.