Thursday, May 03, 2007
Lest you're inclined to forget (as we all are at times), what our elected representatives do really, really matters to people. We spend a lot of time here at TWM focusing on national politics, where the effects of legislation are probably more attenuated, but pertinent to the entire country. But it's worth remembering that what your State reps do is important also, even if it doesn't get covered as thoroughly (and perhaps more so, since they wouldn't do some of what they do in the clear light of national press.) A lot of times it comes down to money, as in who will and will not get it. And a lot of times, people who need a vital service will do without because of economics, or in our case in Texas, because Republicans are in charge who don't want to pay for services so much as they want to pass laws telling us what to do. So with that in mind, I'm linking to this post over at A Perfectly Cromulent Blog. The author discusses how an amendment to a bill currently before the Texas Leg will have a very real impact on his life and his family. I urge you to read it and if you agree with his opinion, call or email your State Rep and let them know. It really is worth it.