Get the latest news for Texas' 86th legislative session.
Feb. 15, 2019
Volume 7 Issue
Wait, a shutdown? The students or the government? What are you talking about? Well, we aren’t declaring a
national emergency like #45 just did, but our students – along with others and community college trustees from across the country – arrived in Washington, D.C., this week to participate in the
National Legislative Summit.
The district was well-represented by DCCCD Trustee Wesley Jameson and four students – Yazmin Munoz from El Centro, Brittany Bell and Trayvon Freeman from North Lake and Eduardo Hernandez Mejia from Mountain View. The participants attended legislative sessions to learn more about the role our federal government plays in higher education. They also visited Capitol Hill, advocated for all of our students and colleges and shared our
The DCCCD crew had appointments with
Sen. John Cornyn, plus
Reps. Marc Veasey,
Colin Allred and
Lance Gooden. They were not able to meet Rep. Allred, who had flown home to
welcome a new member to his family.
All four students will attend the next DCCCD trustees meeting on March 5 to share their D.C. experience with the entire board. It’s a date!
DCCCD students arrive in D.C., ready to engage with legislators.
DCCCD Trustee Wesley Jameson and our students attend the legislative conference to learn more about higher education issues.
Chancellor Joe May and DCCCD students attend a general session. (Check out that dessert!)
Our DCCCD National Legislative Summit students meet with Congressman Marc Veasey.
DCCCD students share federal priorities with Congressman Veasey.
Sen. John Cornyn takes time to meet with DCCCD students.
Congressman Lance Gooden listens to our students share their stories.
DCCCD students meet with Congressman Gooden, Trustee Jameson and Dr. Joe May.
After a long day on the Hill, it’s time to take a fun break!
When we visit with House and Senate members, Chancellor Joe May and DCCCD staffers have one primary goal: to advocate for our students and colleges on issues of importance. A few of those issues include:
Throughout the session, we will track the issues and bills that affect DCCCD as they make their way through the legislative process. We will also share more details about the issues listed above. As always, please feel free to contact our office with any questions. You can now email us at
If you’re like me, you didn’t receive any chocolates or conversation hearts yesterday – well, if you did receive
conversation hearts, you better check the expiration date! Not to worry ... your favorite platonic friend is here to provide the sweets and the goods. Yup, it’s time to pucker up for the #TXLege Download. You already know the disclaimer – please don’t make me type it again.
National Emergency (Folks, we don’t write the headlines!)
Around the Capitol
The deadline is here! Not our deadline. Well, I guess it’s our deadline, too. The bigger deadline is tied to this important question: Who’s running for Dallas mayor? Almost a gazillion candidates have filed, are planning to file or have expressed interest in running for Dallas mayor – not to mention council seats and school boards across Dallas County. Wow! New faces, old faces and, well, just faces.
Either way, don’t forget to register to vote. The last day to register to vote for the May 4 election is April 4. Be heard: Vote. For more information, visit
Dallas County Elections or the
Texas Secretary of State. (I know, I know ... it’s the same person who tried to
kick voters off the rolls.)