Grassroots Activists – “Pledge” to Voters not Straus for Speakers Race in 2013


Contact Person: Alice Linahan

Contact # 972-322-8313

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Grassroots Activists –  “Pledge” to Voters not Straus for Speakers Race in 2013

AustinTexas June 13th, 2011

After vowing to remain actively engaged in the legislative process and to “keep a keen eye” on the workings of the 82nd Texas Legislature, is once again on the front lines standing side by side with Grassroots and Tea Party activists to call on Texas House of Representatives to “Pledge” support to the voters of Texas instead of to the current Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

“What we have witnessed during this legislative session is what was feared most about the election of incumbent Speaker Joe Straus,” said Rebecca Forest, Co-Founder of WomenOnTheWall.Org, “Grassroots, immigration, and Tea Party activists who were against Joe Straus during the Speaker Showdown warned of another liberal leaning session on important issues and unfortunately,  we  have been proven correct.”    In Texas the Speaker is the one who establishes the agenda because he appoints the committee chairs and the committee members. As Donna Garner grassroots activist writer states “It is the conservative legislators who have dared to rock the Straus boat and they are the ones whose legislation has largely been killed and the ones whose districts have been decimated on the redistricting maps, Garner continues “Under Straus’ leadership, this 82nd Legislative Session has not acted judiciously and promptly to pass our conservative agenda even though we were the ones who showed up in such large numbers on Nov. 2, 2010 to “take our country back.” has released a No Pledge to Straus Internet video as well as an outstanding .30 second No Pledge to Straus ad which will be aired beginning June 13th 2011 through the end of the Special Session.  Straus used the pledge card system to become the current Speaker of the House and then it appears he promised sizeable campaign contributions to legislators in exchange for their votes for him as Speaker.

“The Pledge Card system ended up giving Straus the ultimate power in the House, says Alice Linahan board member and producer of the latest videos. Linahan continues, “With that power he has killed the Conservative agenda, and because of this those Representatives who bill themselves as “Conservatives” must not “Pledge” support for his reelection as Speaker in 2013. Grassroots and Tea Party supporters will have no other option than to run an opponent against them in the 2012 primaries.”

“Straus and his supporters’ arrogance in openly fulfilling their threats perpetrated on fellow Republicans is an obvious indication of a sense of immunity from the will of the people.  On the outside, it certainly has the smell of corruption and an abuse of power.  With a closer look, there’s no doubt in my mind the stink is real; and it is certainly disgusting, states John Alaniz Temple, Tx Businessman

The Call to Action for Texans….call your State Representative and ask them to not “Pledge” support for the current Speaker of the House in 2013.

For additional information

Contact: Alice Linahan

Contact # 972-322-8313

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About Alice

Alice Linahan is a Politically-Active Texas Mom who has worked hard in the trenches of the Grassroots Movement. As an established leader in New Media with Voices Empower and as Vice President of Women on the Wall, Alice brings audiences a servant’s voice with a heartfelt, funny tone and when the truth needs to be told in a bold, fresh manner Alice can deliver. She brings alive the stories from the trenches of the movement of parents asking… #CANiSEE what you are teaching my child that is taking America by storm. Alice is a radio talk show host of the Women On the Wall Radio Show in addition to being the Author of the upcoming “A parents journey from #CANiSEE™© to I Can SEE” study on the Common Core. Alice Linahan is a winner of the 2014 UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD with for her work as an Advocate for Securing the Best of Education Policies for the next generation of American children. Alice has been described as “Passionate in everything she does and she is proof that one person can make a difference.

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