Every Wednesday, MAKE THE CALL!

Right now, a pay raise for state employees and retirees is not included in draft budgets created by State Representatives and State Senators. They need to hear from us today that we all need a PAY RAISE NOW!

Make the call!

On a break, use a personal phone to call State Senators and State Representatives on budget committees (a list of legislators to call is listed below). Tell them state employees need a $6,000 per year across the board raise. Here’s a sample of what you can say:

Hello, my name is _______ and I’m a Texas state employee.
Because they sit on the budget committee, I’m calling to ask (Senator / Representative)  __________ not to leave state workers out when it comes to pay raises.
Turnover has never been higher for state employees and many of us are struggling to make ends meet after years with no cost of living raises. I’m asking (Senator / Representative) __________ to support a $6,000 per year, flat raise for all state workers and university workers too. Thank you.

Call every Wednesday!

Calling once is not enough! Every Wednesday, make the calls again and ask your coworkers to do the same. Legislators might get tired of hearing from us, but we are tired of working extra jobs and struggling to make ends meet!

Wednesday, March 6

Please call members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee. To better coordinate our pay raise push, and to ensure we generate the most calls to as many legislators as possible, contact those legislators in your general geographic area first; After that, contact as many of the others that we have listed here as you can.

Central Texas

Senate Finance Committee
Senator Brian Birdwell 512-463-0122
Senator Kirk Watson 512-463-0114
Senator Donna Campbell 512-463-0125
Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst 512-463-0118
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Terry M. Wilson 512-463-0309
Rep. Brad Buckley 512-463-0684
Rep. J. D. Sheffield 512-463-0628
Rep. Donna Howard 512-463-0631

East and Northeast Texas

Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Robert Nichols 512-463-0103
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Matt Schaefer 512-463-0584
Rep. Cole Hefner 512-463-0271

North Texas

Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Jane Nelson (Chair) 512-463-0112
Sen. Kelly Hancock 512-463-0109
Sen. Royce West 512-463-0123
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Carl O. Sherman, Sr. 512-463-0953
Rep. John Turner 512-463-0576
Rep. Toni Rose 512-463-0664
Rep. Lynn Stucky 512-463-0582
Rep. Reggie Smith 512-463-0297
Rep. Gary VanDeaver 512-463-0692
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione 512-463-0690

South Texas

Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Peter P. Flores 512-463-0119
Sen. Juan Hinojosa (vice chair) 512-463-0120
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Ina Minjarez 512-463-0634
Rep. Philip Cortez 512-463-0269
Rep. Oscar Longoria(vice chair) 512-463-0645
Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr. 512-463-0704

Southeast Texas

Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Paul Bettencourt 512-463-0107
Sen. Joan Huffman 512-463-0117
Sen. Larry Taylor 512-463-0111
Sen. John Whitmire 512-463-0115
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Rick Miller 512-463-0710
Rep. Greg Bonnen 512-463-0729
Rep. Armando Walle 512-463-0924
Rep. Gene Wu 512-463-0492
Rep. Jarvis D. Johnson 512-463-0554
Rep. Sarah Davis 512-463-0389
Rep. John Zerwas (Chair) 512-463-0657
Rep. Steve Toth 512-463-0797
Rep. Cecil Bell 512-463-0650

West Texas

Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Charles Perry 512-463-0128
Sen. Peter P. Flores 512-463-0119
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Mary E. González 512-463-0613