Secular Resolutions!

Texas Democratic Party Considering our Secular Resolutions!

Thanks to our Secular Resolution campaign in May (see below), the following three secular resolutions that were submitted at the local level were adopted and moved up to the state level for consideration.

1) Resolution Upholding Religious Freedom and the Separation of Church and State

2) Resolution Supporting Repeal of Religious Exemptions Endangering the Health and Safety of Children

3) Resolution Supporting Religiously Neutral Policies Regarding Access to Reproductive Health Care

This means that our secular policy recommendations have a chance at becoming a part of the Texas Democratic party's official platform, a historic first. Our Secular Caucus at the convention on June 17 will raise awareness about the issues addressed by our resolutions and raise the profile of secular voters in Texas.

We need $2,500 to maximize our impact at the convention; support us by contributing to Secular Texans Rise today and your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous matching grant. 


Resolutions

Upholding Religious Freedom and the Separation of Church and State 
Repealing Religious Exemptions from Child Protection Laws
Supporting Access to Reproductive Health Care
Supporting End of Life Choice
Supporting LGBT Rights
Supporting Comphrehensive, Medically Accurate Sex and HIV Education


How do I submit a resolution? Follow these steps!

Step 1: Sign up to officially participate here!

Step 2: Find out the date, time, and location of your preferred political party’s upcoming precinct, county, and district conventions. Mark these dates in your calendar! Keep in mind that insructions for submission may vary with political party, so be sure to contact the party if you have questions. Scroll down for Texas political party contact information.    
 
Step 3. Print copies of the Secular Coalition for Texas’s proposed Resolutions (see above). 

Step 4:  Spread the word! Tell friends, family members, and fellow party members who share your values about this campaign. Be sure to “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @SecularTX.

Step 5: Personally present the Resolutions at the convention. Be sure to snap a picture of yourself with your resolutions and share it with us!


What is a resolution?

A Resolution is an idea reduced to writing, which is presented to a political organization to urge elected officials to advocate a position on policy issues. It is a tool to put lawmakers on notice to a party's particular stance on issues and/or legislation.

A Resolution can be used to memorialize a recently deceased person, to congratulate someone's accomplishments, to amend the rules of a particular political party, or to amend a political party platform. Resolutions generally begin at the voting precinct level, however, this process may differ among the different political parties.


How will submitting a Resolution make an impact?

Resolutions are crucial building blocks of legislation. If a resolution is voted on and adopted at the precinct convention, it moves on to the County convention, until it finally makes up to the state and national convention levels.


Precinct and County Convention Information by Main Political Parties

Green Party

Libertarian Party 

Democratic Party

Republican Party


Contact Information for all Texas Political Parties

Constitution Party of Texas
10845 County Road 497
Princeton, TX 75407
Phone: 888-986-8327
Phone: 830-377-8144
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.cptexas.us/index.sh...

Green Party of Texas
Post Office Box 271080
Houston, TX 77277-1080
Phone: 713-866-6285
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.txgreens.org/

Libertarian Party of Texas
1904 Guadalupe Street, Suite B
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 800-422-1776
Phone: 512-291-6671
Fax: 512-233-0613
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://lptexas.org/

Reform Party of Texas
18935 Atasca Oaks Drive
Kingwood, TX 77346
Phone: 281-852-2928
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.texasreformparty.or...

Republican Party of Texas
1108 Lavaca, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-477-9821
Fax: 512-480-0709
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.texasgop.org/

Socialist Party of Texas
1012 West Warren Street
Pharr, TX 78577
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.socialistpartyoftx....

Texas Communist Party
Post Office Box 226147
Dallas, TX 75222
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://tx.cpusa.org/

Texas Democratic Party
4818 East Ben White Blvd. Suite 104
Austin, TX 78741
Phone: 512-478-9800
Fax: 512-480-2500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.txdemocrats.org/

Texas Patriot Party
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.pacificwestcom.com/...

Unity Party of Texas
Web site: http://www.unityparty.us/unity...

Workers World Party
Post Office Box 3454
Houston, TX 77253-3454
Phone: 713-503-2633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.workers.org/