TIME TO POUR ON THE COALS!
Calls Are Needed Right Now
To Stop SB1505…
Your Calls Are Needed Immediately to Keep This Bill From Being Heard in the House!
NOTE: Be sure to get the name of the person you spoke with and note their response.
McCall, Brian D68 Chair Plano 1W.11 512-463-0594
Lucio, EddieD38 VChair Brownsville E1.318 512-463-0606
Garcia, Juan Clerk E2.148 512-463-0758
Chavez, Norma D76 El Paso GN.8 512-463-0622
Coleman, Garnet D147 Houston GW.17 512-463-0524
Cook, Byron D8 Corsicana E2.508 512-463-0730
Creighton, Brandon D16 Conroe E1.424 512-463-0726
Geren, Charlie D99 Fort Worth E2.308 512-463-0610
Keffer, Jim D60 Eastland E2.418 512-463-0656
Kolkhorst, Lois D13 Brenham E2.318 512-463-0600
Kuempel, Ed D44 Seguin 3N.6 512-463-0602
McReynolds, Jim D12 Lufkin 1W.3 512-463-0490
Ritter, Alan D21 Nederland E2.406 512-463-0706
Solomons, Burt D65 Carrollton E1.420 512-463-0478
Under this bill, a judge could order you into psychiatric treatment as a condition of bail just because he/she “felt like it” not because you are a danger to self or others!
Even worse, if you didn’t comply with psychiatric treatment, you could be re-arrested!
And you could be ordered to reside in a psych facility or group home during the period of your bail while you await your trial!
Talking Points for SB1505:
- If persons already in mental health treatment are showing up in our jails, the mental health system must not be working. This bill would just expand an already huge revolving door between psychiatric drugging and jail.
- The right thing to do is to investigate our local Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR) centers and find out why, in spite of tens of millions of dollars in crisis-funding, the crisis continues to grow.
- Civil rights can be violated in this scenario. The definition of bail is “the state of release upon being bailed”. In this case, there is no “release” only incarceration in a mental health facility.
Why not make the existing mental health system work?
Call the office at (512) 428-9840 or (800) 572-2905 or return this email to confirm you made calls and give feedback.