Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty – Lobby Day

On Tuesday, March 8, TCADP members will gather at the State Capitol to lobby on behalf of House Bill 819, which calls for repeal of the Texas death penalty.  State Representatives Jessica Farrar and Marisa Marquez authored the bill; it has been referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.
For more information, see:  http://www.tcadp.org/

Stand Up for Texas Schools at the Texas Capitol

Saturday, March 12
Save Texas Schools will hold a rally and march at the State Capitol on March 12, 2011.  They are expecting thousands of parents, teachers, students, community members, business owners, and faith organizations to attend.  The proposed legislative cuts to public education funding are unacceptable.  Stand with this group at the Capitol on March 12 to say YES to a strong public education system that supports our children, our communities and our future.
Read more at:  http://savetxschools.org/

Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) Lobby Day

Monday March 14 – Networking and Training, First UMC Austin – begins 4 pm
Tuesday March 15 – Full schedule of speakers and legislative visits
The goal of lobby day is to educate our representatives about the public health and environmental challenges facing our state and important legislation that will address these problems.
Read more:  http://www.acttexas.org/

The Culture Wars: Owning What You Know

Featured Speaker:  Leonard Pitts, Jr. – Pulitzer Prize winning columnist
Presented by the Texas Freedom Network – TFN Lobby Day 2011
Monday, March 21
First United Methodist Church
Family Life Center
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
More information and registration at:  http://www.tfn.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TFN_homepage

Austin Refugee Roundtable Training

Saturday, March 26, 2011,  9:00 am to Noon
Central Presbyterian Church, Smoot Hall
200 East 8th St, Austin
For information, registration, see http://www.aaimaustin.org/roundtable.html

Children’s Health Insurance Program Lobby Day – March 30

Join Texas Impact and other healthcare advocates as they lobby for better health insurance for kids and all Texans.  9 am to 5 pm.
More details to be posted at:  http://texasimpact.org/

Mission Matters

Join Bishop Dorff, Rev. Jeremy Bassett, Dr. Robert Hunt and others as you worship, learn, witness, share, and become energized and motivated with the passion to follow God’s Command, God’s Commission, Our Call.  This event includes numerous workshops and resources for clergy and laity.
Who: SWTX Conference Board of Global Ministries
What: Two day event on “Why Mission Matters” and how you can get involved
When: Friday and Saturday, April 1 & 2, 2011
Where: Windcrest UMC, 8101  Midcrown, San Antonio TX 78239
Brochure and Registration:  http://www.umcswtx.org/mission-matters