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Contacting Austin

Mar 29, 2017, 15:48 PM by Ben Raimer

Ben’s Blog 2017 (#4); Mar 15

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Hello, Austin?

Some say that “democracy” should be an action verb. And yet, many aren’t sure how to go about voicing kudos or concerns to their elected officials. Here are some tips for reaching Texas state legislators.

 

To find out who represents you:

 

If you want to find your legislators’ offices in the Capitol building, visit https://www.texastribune.org/directory/offices .

 

Prefer writing? This is the proper way to address a letter to your state legislator:

 

The Honorable (Name)

Texas House

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX  78768

 

The Honorable (Name)

Texas Senate

P.O. Box 12068 Capitol Station

Austin, TX  78711

 

An important reminder for state employees

If you work for UTMB or another state agency, please keep the following in mind: As private citizens, we are all welcome to participate in the messy wonder we call democracy by voicing our opinions to our representatives. BUT, we may not use any state resource to do so. This includes work time, phones, computers, letterhead or other resource. And, we cannot ever speak on behalf of UTMB or another agency—such as in legislative correspondence or editorials—unless expressly invited to do so by UTMB or UT System leadership.

As the legislative session gets more interesting with each passing day, it’s important for us all to maintain the appropriate boundary between private citizen and public employee. 


Older Ben's Blog Posts

Contacting Austin

Mar 29, 2017, 15:48 PM by Ben Raimer

Ben’s Blog 2017 (#4); Mar 15

Texas Flag Contact Us

Hello, Austin?

Some say that “democracy” should be an action verb. And yet, many aren’t sure how to go about voicing kudos or concerns to their elected officials. Here are some tips for reaching Texas state legislators.

 

To find out who represents you:

 

If you want to find your legislators’ offices in the Capitol building, visit https://www.texastribune.org/directory/offices .

 

Prefer writing? This is the proper way to address a letter to your state legislator:

 

The Honorable (Name)

Texas House

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX  78768

 

The Honorable (Name)

Texas Senate

P.O. Box 12068 Capitol Station

Austin, TX  78711

 

An important reminder for state employees

If you work for UTMB or another state agency, please keep the following in mind: As private citizens, we are all welcome to participate in the messy wonder we call democracy by voicing our opinions to our representatives. BUT, we may not use any state resource to do so. This includes work time, phones, computers, letterhead or other resource. And, we cannot ever speak on behalf of UTMB or another agency—such as in legislative correspondence or editorials—unless expressly invited to do so by UTMB or UT System leadership.

As the legislative session gets more interesting with each passing day, it’s important for us all to maintain the appropriate boundary between private citizen and public employee.