SAVE OUR TEXAS MONUMENTS THIS SESSION
The legislation that would protect our monuments is being stalled
and we need your help!
Please call today!
- Call Lt. Governor Dan Patrick & House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and please tell them you want a bill to protect the monuments heard this session.
- My name is _______ and I live in __________, Texas. I vote in the Republican primary. I am calling upon _____________ (Lt Gov. Dan Patrick or Speaker Bonnen) to guarantee a bill will be heard to protect our Texas historical statues and monuments in this 86th Legislative session.
- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's Office Line: (512) 463-0001
- Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen's Office Line: (512) 463-1000
- For more information, see: https://www.easttexansforliberty.com/urgent_action_fight_to_save_texas_historical_statues_and_monuments
Protecting Texas Historical Statues and Monuments NEEDS YOU!
- The Dallas City Council voted to remove the city’s oldest public monument, the Confederate War Memorial in Dallas Pioneer Park Cemetery. The city council had earlier removed a statue of Robert E. Lee in 2017 that had stood for 81 years. It would appear that the Dallas City Council is implementing an agenda that would erase historical figures and events that in today’s society they find distasteful and unseemly.
- In fact, the appetite to remove historical sites and memorials has spread past Confederate War statues to two of Texas’ most cherished landmarks – the Alamo and the Alamo Cenotaph (also known as the Spirit of Sacrifice), which commemorates the fallen heroes of the Alamo Battle in their fight for independence from the centralist government of Mexico. The San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to return the Alamo to a pre-battle state and physically relocate the Cenotaph memorial to a more obscure location. Opponents of city council’s plan to emphasize the Alamo complex prior to the famous battle for Texas independence fear that millions of visitors who come to the Alamo will not garner a true understanding of the Texas spirit if the Texas Alamo Defenders are de-emphasized and hidden.
The Republican Party of Texas supports protecting our Texas statues and monuments. See Platform Plank #315.
The Republican Party of Texas supports protecting the Alamo and the Alamo Cenotaph. See Platform Plank #296.
- Recently, an independent poll was taken to assess the public’s reaction to protecting Confederate monuments. This poll specifically asked the tough questions regarding Confederate monuments to distinguish them from the more universally loved Texas Independence monuments and memorials. The poll found that Texans back monument protection with 64% “for” and 26% “against.” In fact, poll results show 60% of Hispanics and 35% of African-Americans support protecting Texas’ Confederate monuments.
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