Last week, State Rep. Bryan Hughes announced his candidacy for the speakership of the Texas House.

State Rep. Bryan Hughes

On Sunday night, the Empower Texans PAC hosted a statewide teletownhall primarily with delegates and alternates to the Texas Republican Convention being held this week in Fort Worth.

The call was a great conversation with grassroots leaders and activists about the role of the legislative leadership. As we know, the speaker and committee chairs wield enormous power in controlling the flow of legislation, and therefore the policy results.

For more than 40 years, state law unconstitutionally barred citizens from being engaged in discussions of legislative leadership. That law was only recently thrown out as a clear violation of the First Amendment, finally allowing Texans the opportunity to be fully engaged in a process dominated by powerful lobbyists and entrenched incumbents.


If you would like to be included on future regional and statewide teletownhalls, you can sign up here:

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