PLEASE ASK GOV. ABBOTT TO VETO SB 8
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Sadly, we can't find a single state Rep. or Senator who voted against SB 8. Please help us push Gov. Abbott to VETO SB 8 and protect Texans from federal government overreach. We'd not trade our freedom for all the money in the world and neither should our government. Please read the detailed explanation of SB 8 from our friend, JoAnn Fleming, Grassroots America - We the People

for a great understanding of why we believe that
Governor Abbott must VETO this bill.

A Transfer of Texas Sovereignty

and Your Liberty
to the Federal Government
may well be underway.

The Pathway?
The Evil Tentacles of Federal Funds
 
Governor Abbott can stop this. 
He has the power.  Will he?
 
Big Gov’t Fact: Federal funds always have tentacles. 
Nothing is free.

 
Contracts that distribute various federal Coronavirus funds from Joe Biden’s US Department of Treasury now require recipients to comply with federal executive orders as terms for compliance.
 
On October 8, 2021, a White House letter from President Biden, which accompanied American Rescue Plan funds, expressed his intentions for these funds. "On March 11, 2021, I signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a law that will help vaccinate America,” and continues stating, "We are on the path to vaccinating the nation."  Read full letter by clicking here.
 
At the state and local level, will the inclusion of executive orders for terms of compliance found in various Coronavirus fund distribution programs now be a means to transfer control from state and local governments to the federal government by consent of contract?
 
Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) was sent to Governor Abbott’s desk on 10/26/21.  SB 8 will appropriate $16.3 billion of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the federal American Rescue Plan of 2021.
 
The author of SB 8 is Republican State Sen. Jane Nelson
with Republican House sponsor State Rep. Greg Bonnen.
 
Warning: Always, always read the fine print!
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Compliance with Applicable Law and Regulations. Page 3, Section 9 - "Recipient also agrees to comply with all other applicable federal statutes, regulations, and executive orders, and Recipient shall provide for such compliance by other parties in any agreements it enters into with other parties relating to this award."   Read the document by clicking here.
 
On October 15, 2021, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned all state agencies of federal contract language causing conflicts between state and federal laws:

"President Biden recently issued a federal executive order directing federal departments and agencies to begin including a clause in federal “contract and contract-like instruments” specifying that contractors must comply with “workplace safety protocols” that would apply to “all covered contractor employees, including contractor or subcontractor employees. These protocols will now include a requirement that covered employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination.”  Read the full advisory by clicking here.

Activists & Conservative Local Gov’t Officials Fight Federal Tentacles by Rejecting the Money!
 
The Texan writes "City of Brady Sends Back $1.3 Million in Coronavirus Funding to Avoid Federal Government Strings Attached. Brady is now one of 65 municipalities in Texas with under 50,000 population to decline the funding, according to the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
 
Do Not Doubt These Warnings!  Act now!
 
This is what we want Abbott to do veto the $16.3 billion SB 8 bill to save Texans from the control of federal executive orders!
 
First, tell Gov. Abbott to immediately Veto SB 8 and investigate ALL appropriated and dispersed federal COVID-19 funds to determine the potential for forced compliance of state and local government agencies, assets, and services to federal executive orders, which run counter to Texas law and violate Texans’ individual liberty (including conscientious objection and informed consent).
 
Second, tell Gov. Abbott to end all his COVID-Related State of Emergency Orders that only continue Biden’s escalating federal overreach!  
 
Call Abbott’s closest top advisors! They are Abbott’s ears! Call them now!  
Email Abbott’s Senior Policy Director: Steve.Munisteri@gov.texas.gov
Call Abbott’s Senior Policy Director:  Steve Munisteri (512) 463-1830
Email Abbott’s Chief of Staff: Luis.saenz@gov.texas.gov
Call Abbott’s Chief of Staff:  Luis Saenz (512) 463-1762
Call Gov. Abbott: (512) 463-2000 | 8 AM - 5 PM & (512) 463-1782 Opinion Hotline
Send him a message: https://gov.texas.gov/contact | click “I want to share my opinion.”
Post message/tag Abbott on Facebook: @TexansForAbbott
Post message/tag Abbott on Twitter: @GregAbbott_TX
Post message/tag Abbott on Instagram: @governorabbott
 
A great big thank you to diligent Sheila Hemphill (Texas Right to Know), Ruth York (Tea Party Patriots of Eastland County), Beth Biesel (American Liberty Forum), and Cindi Castilla (Texas Eagle Forum) for their leadership on this issue!  
 
Other leaders – I encourage you to copy and paste the link to our Call to Action and send it out OR write your own!  Just get your folks calling and swarming on social media! We need a quick veto!
 
Fighting to save Texas – every day in every way,

JoAnn Fleming
Executive Director
Grassroots America - We the People PAC

PS Always Joshua 1:9

Click below to read Beth Biesel's analysis of SB 1:

"Avoiding a Loss is Not a Win,
SB1 is Not a Win"
 
Beth Biesel
Election Integrity Chair
Texas Eagle Forum
 
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