Andy Wilson with Public Citizen and Luke Metzger with Environment Texas teach ‘How to Lobby’ at the Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) Lobby Training on February 16 at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.
Re-Energize Texas youth at the ACT Lobby Training on February 16 in Austin – foreground right, Trevor Lovell; background, third from left Anna Pierce of Sierra Student Coalition. Trevor and Anna co-founded Re-Energize Texas which has its student led summit on March 28-30 at the Capitol.
Mary Beth Maher, Shore Acres Sierra Club member does her environmental issues homework in the Legislative Conference Center during a quiet moment on ACT Lobby Day.
Sierra Club member Mary Beth Maher and Galveston Baykeeper Charlotte Wells saw their Senator Mike Jackson who introduced positive solar legislation requiring home owners’ associations to allow solar panels. Later, they met with Jason Damen, Senator Jackson’s Legislative Director to talk about clean power, green jobs, water conservation, parks funding and other Sierra Club priorities.
Golden Triangle Sierra Club member Paul Judice met Van Jones immediately following Jones’ talk before a packed crowd in the Texas State Legislative Auditorium during the Texas Energy Future: Clean Power, Green Jobs conference on ACT Lobby Day
Stacy Guidry with Texas Campaign for the Environment and Sierran Paul Judice met with legislative staff for their Golden Triangle area Representative Allan Ritter – aides, Graham Bass and Peter Salatich and Chief of Staff Sean Haynes.
Paul Judice (left) completed his legislative visits by visiting Port Arthur Representative Joseph Deshotel. Also visiting Representative Deshotel were Donna Hoffman, Sierra Club staff, and Sierra club intern Jake Gulledge.
Young canvassers from the Texas Campaign for the Environment turned out in strong numbers to lobby for electronic waste recycling and other ACT issues on ACT Lobby Day, February 17.
Houston Sierra Club member, Madeleine Crozat-Williams and Jim Williams, Chair of the Houston Sierra Club met with their Representative Scott Hochberg, center.
Left to right, Houston Sierran Madeleine Crozat-Williams and Jim Williams, Chair of the Houston Sierra Club, visited Senator Rodney Ellis. Also in the photo, Donna Hoffman, Communications Coordinator, Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
Jeremy Gonzales and Rob Carpenter with Texas Campaign for the Environment and Sierra Club member Bob Scott from Plano met with Representative Todd Smith (second from right) in the hall outside the House Chamber.
Sierra Club members Bob Scott (left) and Kay Jennings, and Texas Campaign for the Environment members Travis Broussard and Rob Carpenter met with Senator Nelson’s staff member.
Irama and James Wesselman discussed solar power legislation with Representative Dennis Bonnen's staff member Mark Mitchell on ACT Lobby Day, February 17.
Susan Meredith, engineer and author of the book “Beyond Lightbulbs” discussed clean power and green jobs with Brenham area Representative Lois Kolkhorst.
Sierra Club member Mary Hanrahan met with Don Forse, Senator Robert Deuell's Chief of Staff in Senator Deuell's office of ACT Lobby Day.
Sierrans Kay Jennings and Lori Peniche, their Representative Carol Kent and Sierran Bob Fusinato
Charlotte Gelineau Kattner, Harry Kattner, and Bob Fusinato met with Representative Madden in his office on ACT lobby day.
Dallas Representative Roberto R. Alonzo, Sierrans Ann Drumm, Joe Wells, and graduate student Jaya Waters.