January 20 is the day of inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor, and up to 25,000 people are expected to attend, with streets blocked off and attendant traffic problems.
Most importantly, though, the representatives in the legislature will not be assigned to committees for another week or so. It is important that we meet with committee members and our own representatives in order to make our meetings more effective.
The leadership of TXUUJM is meeting with lobbyists this week and next in order to determine the most beneficial day (a Tuesday for sure) for us to attend.
Given the anticipated political climate for the next two years in Austin, it is critical that we all band together to make our views known in the areas of wage equality, women’s reproductive justice, and immigration rights.