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commented 2017-10-31 18:35:03 -0700
Dear Senator:

My name is Jim Freeman and I run a non profit called Conviction Yoga (“CY”). CY has been taking yoga and meditation into TDCJ since 2013. We are currently in 2 male units and one female unit, and will be starting at two more units in the very near future.

A colleague named Katie Cardenas suggested that I contact you. At CY we believe that yoga for inmates is on the cutting edge of rehabilitation. The discipline and self control that the inmates learn in our classes is ideal for this population. I would love to discuss our program with you in person.
commented 2017-10-27 09:44:52 -0700
1. Why is it that no on death row

2. Who made the Policies

3. Do you know there are Abuse, Discrimination and Retaliation to the Officers as well as the Inmates

4. Are you awae of how they promotes

5. Do you know that kitchen bosses little money on food so they can get big

bonus and also cook bad food

6. Do you know the sex vanderda that goes on in most or all the units

7. Do you know that one officer, once a Sgt. committed suicide as the result

of the rank abuse

8. Do you officers stands on their feet 8 hours 45 minutes to 12 hours with

only one 15 minutes break for the 8 hour 45 minutes and only one 30

minutes for the 12 hour shift.

9. Why do they have to touch officers and staffs booty and boobs in terms

of search

10. Regional Director for Region one, Mr. O’Hare said that, the mission

statement is a fake that we should not practice it

I have plenty to say but stop here for now
commented 2017-10-27 07:22:16 -0700
1. Why is it that no on death row

2. Who made the Policies

3. Do you know there are Abuse to the Officers as well as the Inmates

4. Are you awae of how they promotes

5. Do you know that kitchen bosses little money on food so they can get big

bonus and also cook bad food

6. Do you know the sex vanderda that goes on in most or all the units

7. Do you know that one officer, once a Sgt. committed suicide as the result

of the rank abuse

8. Do you officers stands on their feet 8 hours 45 minutes to 12 hours with

only one 15 minutes break for the 8 hour 45 minutes and only one 30

minutes for the 12 hour shift.

9. Why do they have to touch officers and staffs booty and boobs in terms

of search

10. Regional Director for Region one, Mr. O’Hare said that, the mission

statement is a fake that we should not practice it

I have plenty to say but stop here for now
commented 2017-10-10 14:02:50 -0700
Senator John Whitmire: I sent McRaven a letter in February this year. It included a package of info relating to a book currently being written by Raul Herrera, Vietnam Swift Boat sailor and active member of Swift boat Sailors Association. I was requesting that the Navy veteran would consider endorsing the book. Having received no response after three months, I called his office in May and learned that the package had been misplaced.

The staff person whom I spoke with seemed nervous and rushed after apologizing. To date, I have not received any commo from McRaven.

I’m not impressed and feel that he is a most unprofessional man in the wrong post at the university.

Stay on him senator. He’s not the person for the chancellor’s job.

The man is just riding on the coat tails of his alleged Seal Team 6 fame.

I lived in Harris County for 35 years until I moved back to San Antonio.

You have done a great job for Harris County residents.
commented 2017-10-04 15:06:35 -0700
Hi. I am interested in purchasing a Texas flag flown over the State Capitol, preferably the flag flown on Columbus Day.

It is going to be donated to a charity for Our Savior Lutheran School at the end of this month. I will pay whatever the fee is . Thank you very much
commented 2017-09-23 20:24:55 -0700

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Message: I wanted to report two issues encountered while booking my upcoming flight reservation:

1. Original reservation with confirmation # IGYNH0 was cancelled and 200$ change fees paid in Oct’16. The reservation was made in the cheapest fare category in existence then (Economy). I wanted to make the reservation using the credit in the cheapest fare category (Basic Economy) but was not allowed to do. The reason given was the original reservation was not in Basic Economy, a category which did not exist. Thus, I was made to purchase higher fare category against my wish.

2. I was not allowed to use the credit with pin 8YT8UY6KP7 stating that the amount of credit is less than the fare difference. This policy is unacceptable as United charges 200$ in fees to cancel a reservation and then doesn’t allow to use credits in a manner the customer wants to. Legally, the credit amount belongs to me and the monetary value should be redeemable against any United reservation and not restricted in a manner to biased towards benefit of United

I believe these are unfair practices and seek resolution.

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commented 2017-06-25 07:59:07 -0700
Senator Whitmire,

Thank you for passing the bill allowing correctional officers the opportunity to get their concealed carry license for $25. However, there was a community of officers that were excluded. Retirees. After serving this great state, first as a law enforcement officer for 15 years, then as a correctional officer with TDCJ FOR 20 years, I still have to pay $140 to obtain my concealed carry permit. Would you please try to correct this oversight? There are many of us that basically have given the biggest part of our lives to state service, only to be left out when it comes to programs that would greatly benefit us.

Thank you sir,

Ivis A. Teer Jr.

CO5 Retired
commented 2017-06-21 19:50:13 -0700
commented 2017-06-21 19:48:59 -0700
commented 2017-05-23 10:03:22 -0700
I am very disappointed in your vote for HB 3287 in the Senate. The bill was touted as a means to protect small brewers from big ones. But it’s only purpose and effect are to increase the control distributors have over every beer sold in Texas. It’s a government-endorsed shakedown of any brewer who controls more than 0.1% of the US beer market. Yes, 1/10th of 1% is now the ceiling of success before Texas breweries are required to pay distributors for the ‘privilege’ of selling you a beer in our taprooms. I may not vote for you opponents in any upcoming elections, but I sure will not be voting FOR you ever again.
commented 2017-05-22 09:50:46 -0700
Opposition to Mr Patrick’s Bathroom Law
commented 2017-05-22 09:50:44 -0700
Opposition to Mr Patrick’s Bathroom Law
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commented 2017-05-11 12:33:48 -0700
Please OPPOSE HB 3859 if it makes it out of Senate committee. So many kids are looking for a home from the foster system and foster parents go through a rigorous vetting and take classes, etc. to qualify. Let these children go to a loving home without discrimination based on religion or LGBT.
commented 2017-05-11 04:17:57 -0700
commented 2017-05-08 08:42:53 -0700
Senator Whitmire,

Please oppose HB 3287. I cannot see any benefit to the public from this bill. The additional costs incurred by brewers will be passed on to their customers and will also hinder their growth as a business and therefore job growth. We do not need to be subsidizing distributors at everyone else’s expense.

Thanks for your time,

Donielle Cook
commented 2017-04-27 14:05:52 -0700
Please talk to someone with understanding of criminal justice system and kill hb 1338. This will make us a disarray state like California
commented 2017-04-25 08:53:26 -0700
Please OPPOSE HB 2249 School Vaccine Exemption Safety Deception Bill and OPPOSE INTRODUCED HB 1124 and SUPPORT CSHB 1124 To Download Vaccine Exemption Form & Protect Privacy
commented 2017-04-21 12:42:36 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmire,

My name is James Jeffries. I`m a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. I am also an eight year Veteran of TDCJ-ID. I`m trying to hire back on with TDCJ-ID. I worked for TDCJ-ID for eight years from 1994-2002. I`ll be honest. I had a couple of disciplinaries during my time there but I was always a loyal employee. I really enjoyed my job. I applied for rehire in February and was turned down on April 10, 2010, presumably for past disciplinary history.

I used to drink back then and made some unwise choices when it came to my job. I was self centered and didn`t realize my potential or the opportunity that I had with TDCJ-ID.

I have been happily sober for 5 years now. I have a family and great friends and would not trade those for anything. I really want to go back to TDCJ-ID and contribute. I have experience and I have a lot to offer.

I have a friend, Major Shawn Pinney, who is the Major over transportation and he has told me personally that he would love to have me working for him in transportation.

Sir, I humbly ask for your help in rehiring with TDCJ-ID. I promise you that if I am given a second chance that I won`t blow it. I will be the best Correctional Officer I can be. I will promote and leave things better than how I found them. That is my personal promise to you. That is my word and my word is my bond.

Thank you Senator for your time.
commented 2017-04-20 09:37:22 -0700
Dear Honorable Senator,

Please vote DO PASS on SB 329, The bill:

restores the right of Original Birth Certificate access to all Texas adoptees with no restrictions or conditions

permits the release of the OBC to an adult descendant, adult sibling, surviving spouse, or adopted parent of a deceased adopted person if certain conditions are met.

contains a genuine voluntary Contact Preference form similar to those found in Oregon, Alabama, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island.

Please join Rhode Island, Maine, Alabama, Oregon, New Hampshire, Colorado and Hawaii in restoring equal civil rights for adult citizens who were adopted as children. Kansas and Alaska have always had equality for ALL citizens.

Thank you, Christina Harwell
commented 2017-04-13 12:21:17 -0700
Most Honorable Senator John Whitmire,

I am a Bail Bond owner is San Antonio, Tx and am very concern that my family business could be so radically changed by the pending legislation. I pray that you consider not only the plight of the Bondsmen but the back lash that will result in such changes. I will keep this communication short and ask for your generous consideration. I am available by phone in the attached information. (210-912-5367) i will eagerly await a response. Thank You

commented 2017-04-07 10:52:32 -0700
Senator Whitmire, please put a halt to this madness regarding the raiding of the Houston Firefighter’s pension fund. If any lawmaker in Texas would take the time to research the injustice of SB43/HB 2190 you will find massive amounts of wrongs committed by our City leaders, year after year, Mayor after Mayor, you will find that the Police broke pay parity with the firefighters years ago and benefited from huge raises while the firefighters said ok, we can help the city by doing our best with much less. A fire cadet makes $28,000, a police cadet makes a range of $42,000 to over $46,000. Our pension has bailed the City our numerous times with not a thank you spoken. My disgust lies in the manner in which our Current Mayor has negotiated his reform. It is clear he owes the police and municipal a LOT more than firefighters. He spent behind doors negotiations with them, our behind doors negotiations amounted to threats and he has kept his word on those threats. He has changed the original terms sheets with firefighters without our pension approval, he placed a gag order on them along with a threat that if you talk publically I will hurt the firefighters worse. Is this how our State and city conduct business that affects the wages and benefits earned by Civil and public servants?. The police don’t object because they have their massive raises and our citizens and firefighters will pay the price. This reform has and will continue to have well trained, seasoned firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics walking out the door. The exodus has begun. When this session is over and our state lawmakers have deemed that firefighters are not worthy of what they have given up, sacrificed and earned over the course of their career my hope is that you, your family, loved ones and our citizens are not in need of emergency care or fire services as Houston will be under staffed, still working with broken equipment and with the knowledge that their current and past sacrifices at work and at home has been acknowledged by our City and State as not being worthy. Firefighters can not bleed anymore than now. The Mayor also wanted to cut spousal benefits and if you give our Mayors this power our spouses and widows and children will one day soon find themselves on the doorstep of our Medicaid and food stamp offices. This is real, firefighters do the impossible each and every day, 24 hours at a time, they are at every medical call, every fire call. And now they are being called upon to possibly carry guns for their own safety. So now we give hem police duties as well. They are always first on the scene and wait until the police lunch hour is over for their arrival so they can go back to their soggy or dried up meal sitting at the station. They see things their eyes never forget, are dying of job related illnesses, or in the line of duty. Their families have suffered the sacrifices of an absent parent, the spouses have taken on the roles of both parents, the children suffer, BUT they are not worthy of descent pay, a pension intact nor a word of protection by our City and State for a job well done. Senator do your job quickly, research the truth, make up your own mind with facts. When you do this you will see that yes there is a problem but it is NOT a firefighter problem and this reform should not hurt them so harshly. When we finally make those responsible accountable for this gross injustice then Texas can again be called the Great State of Texas. Until then we have lost our principals, our truth and our desire to do what is right. I urge you to vote against any bill that will hurt our Houston firefighters pension, call David Keller yourself, ask questions, get involved in seeking the truth. As a lawmaker you must seek the facts on your own and not believe others. You have a responsibility to know first hand the issues and facts. As a constituent in your district I expect this from you and no less. Thank you. Re: HB2190 / SB 43 vote NO
commented 2017-04-06 13:44:47 -0700
commented 2017-04-01 19:29:32 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmire,

As a retired Houston Firefighter, I am asking you to vote NO on Senate Bill 2190 as it stands right now, relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities. The City of Houston has made fiscally ill-advised transactions with respect to the funding of municipal employees pension funds and with this bill seeks to minimize the City’s obligations. This bill, however punishes unfairly the Houston Firefighters fund. The Houston Firefighters fund does not face the same fiscal danger that the others do. This fund has consistently had a funded ratio that is not only well above any of the other Houston municipal retirement funds but well above the US national average. Firefighters in Houston have given up pay raises and have paid a higher percentage of their salaries towards their pensions. If this bill is implemented, Firefighters, the men and women who risk their lives daily for our safety, could face up to a 40% reduction in their pensions. They would risk not getting their money that they have diligently put aside for their retirement. Please vote NO on Senate Bill 2190 or House Bill 43.
commented 2017-04-01 19:27:10 -0700
commented 2017-03-28 06:50:11 -0700
Thank you for authoring SB 1338.
commented 2017-03-21 00:27:27 -0700
Thanks for trying to get rid of the vehicle inspection fee process and fee. The process is unnecessary and time consuming and a relic of the past when we had unreliable vehicles and equipment. If the bill fails, then simply cut out the fee. As a matter of fact, the registration fee is even more ridiculous. Get rid of it. Thanks. Why would anyone need to “register” a vehicle more than once upon purchase? Doing it yearly is nothing more than a money grab with no benefit….of course.
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commented 2017-03-16 08:27:36 -0700
I am a retired teacher and am very concerned with the possibility of changes to my TRS pension. Please vote no on SB 1750 and. SB 1751. Teachers dedicate their lives to working tirelessly with children and deserve financial peace of mind when they retire.
commented 2017-03-14 14:38:50 -0700
I am a voter in Texas and one of your constituents, and I am calling to ask you to oppose SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill that will be heard on Wednesday.

By diverting scarce law enforcement resources to immigration enforcement, this bill will make Texas less safe.

It will drive victims and witnesses into the shadows, corrode the trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and waste taxpayer money.

Federal law should be enforced by federal law enforcement, so I respectfully call on you not to support SB 4 or any legislation that diverts local taxes away from local priorities.

Thank you

Jim Falick
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