Yesterday, on a beautiful evening in the posh Terrell Hills neighborhood of San Antonio, District 21 representative Lamar Smith came to a private residence to raise funds for his reelection campaign. He makes time for fundraisers but has not appeared at a public event in almost a year.
Lamar keeps his in-district outings very quiet. He usually visits schools or small companies and speaks only to children, those who agree with him, or campaign contributors. Fortunately, our members are resourceful, and we heard about this fundraiser.
So we showed up, with a banner, signs, American flags, and our Indivisible spirit to let Lamar know that we demand an opportunity to speak with him and share our thoughts and concerns about the direction of our country.
One of our pressing concerns: Trump and the Republicans in Congress have allowed funding to expire for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This program, which has enjoyed bipartisan support since 1997, provides low-cost health insurance to 9 million children. What happened? Graham-Cassidy, AKA Trumpcare 3.0, took precedence over a bipartisan effort to fund CHIP in the closing weeks of September.
What can you do? Call your members of Congress! Tell them it is unacceptable to take healthcare away from 9 million children!
Rep. Lamar Smith
San Antonio: 210-821-5024
Senator Ted Cruz
San Antonio: 210-340-2885
Senator John Cornyn
San Antonio: 210-224-7485