Legislative Advocacy

TCADP is actively involved in the Texas Legislature, which meets every other year for 140 days, starting on the second Tuesday in January and concluding at the end of May.  Much of our work is carried out by the TCADP Lobby Corps, a dedicated group of volunteers who work with our staff and board of directors to advance our legislative agenda.

TCADP also provides opportunities for constituent engagement.  Check out this great advice from Texas House Parliamentarian Chris Griesel on how to communicate with state legislators.

On November 12, 2018, State Representative Jessica Farrar filed House Bill 246, which calls for repeal of the death penalty in Texas.  The bill will be considered during the 86th Texas Legislature, which begins on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  Follow developments in the Texas Legislature using the hashtag #txlege.

For highlights of our work in past legislative sessions, please visit our Legislative Advocacy Archive page.