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Alert: Open-carry legislation, HB 910, will soon be considered by the Texas Senate. There is a strong possibility that members may try to amend the bill to also include campus-carry language.

Should the Texas Legislature enact a law that would expand gun rights on university campuses, Texas Exes supports a provision that would give university administrators discretion in implementing the law. Every academic environment is different. Each institution should have flexibility in ensuring its faculty, staff, and students remain safe.

Please contact your state senator right now and tell them to keep HB 910 free of a blanket campus-carry amendment:

Politely ask the senator or staff to vote NO on any campus-carry amendment to HB 910 that does not also have an opt-out provision for institutions of higher education, so that each campus can determine what will be the safest practice for that individual community.

To find your State Senator, please click here.

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Who We Are and What We Do

The Texas Exes and the UT Advocates work to organize, inform, and mobilize alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin. We strive to create a culture in which the power we have as individual citizens and alumni can be multiplied through collective effort to benefit the University we all support.

As UT Advocates, we are working to stay well-informed on the issues that UT-Austin is facing in the public arena, and to prepare ourselves to take action in support of the University when called upon. We stand united to keep The University of Texas at Austin a university of the first class.

Our advocacy efforts are focused on preparing alumni to communicate with decision makers on issues that directly affect the University, and developing a culture of intentionality to build relationships with decision makers back at home, where it counts.

What You Can Do

  1. Stay informed: Sign up to receive weekly updates from the UT Advocates. Or take it a step further and become a UT Advocate.

  2. Register to vote. There’s no greater way to participate in the process than helping select the people who make the decisions.

  3. Become familiar with your elected officials. Who represents you?

  4. Participate in advocacy activities through your local chapter. If you don’t currently have an advocacy chair, ask your chapter president about creating one.

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