Join Us For a Meet & Greet With Senator Jose Menendez at Freetail Brewing

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Team Menéndez is excited to share the new campaign commercial that’s running on television.  Maybe you’ve seen it?  If not, here it is.  Share with your friends and family, and remind them that Early Voting starts this Tuesday.  Find an Early Voting location near you! Remember, you can vote at any Early Voting location during the Early Voting period (Feb 16 – 26).

Breaking! Express News Endorses Senator Menéndez for Reelection

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Menéndez earned a full term in Texas Senate

You’re Invited To A Senior Sweetheart Dance

Get your dancing shoes ready because Senator Jose Menendez is hosting a Senior Sweetheart Dance. The Valentines themed dance will take place Tuesday, February 9th from 10am to 2pm at the Lucky Ballroom located at 1340 Callaghan Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228.

It will be a great time with fun music so bring your friends and dance the day away.

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Senator Carlos Uresti and Senator José Menéndez Host Veterans Roundtable and Resource Fair

 

Senator Carlos Uresti and Senator José Menéndez will join together to host a Veteran’s Legislative Round Table and Resource Fair. The round table will allow veterans the chance to express their ideas for legislation needed in the upcoming session, as well as receive an update on legislative accomplishments during the recent 84th legislative session. Veterans organizations will also be on hand to offer information on community resources available to veterans.

Event Alert:

WHAT: Veteran’s Legislative Round Table and Resource Fair

WHO: Senator José Menéndez, Senator Carlos Uresti, and Bexar County Veterans

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

WHERE: VFW Post 9186 located at 650 VFW Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78214

RSVP: Senator Menéndez at (512) 463-0126 or Jose.Menendez@senate.state.tx.us

Senator Uresti at (210) 932-2568 or Carlos.Uresti@senate.state.tx.us

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District 26 Community Gathering – Saturday, January 30

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You are invited to a District 26 Community Gathering for an update on what is happening in and around your neighborhood.
There will be a brief presentation by Texas State Senator José Menéndez followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions.

WHAT: Community Gathering
WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:00am to 11:00am
WHERE: IBC Medical Center
8650 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX  78221

If you need more information regarding the event, please call
(210) 733-6604. Light refreshments will be served.

Holiday Party with State Senator José Menéndez and Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert

State Senator José Menéndez and Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert are having a holiday party to say thank you to our constituents and share fellowship. The holiday party will take place December 11th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Institute of Texan Cultures located at 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd, 78205. (Enter parking area through Cesar Chavez) Dinner, music, and activities for the kids! We will be collecting toys for the Elf Louise Project so please bring an unwrapped toy and help make a child’s Christmas. We hope you will join us. Please RSVP on Facebook. 

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Open House for New District Office

Big news! We have moved our district office to be more accessible and convenient to you. On December 7th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm we will have an open house so you can see the new office and, if you haven’t already, meet the team. We will have a special recognition for our Veterans in honor of Pearl Harbor day. I hope you can join us! Please RSVP on Facebook. 

The new district office is located at:
Wonderland of the Americas Mall
4522 Fredericksburg Rd., Ste. A-3
San Antonio, Texas 78201
(use east entrance – near VIA park and ride)

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Community Gathering

State Senator José Menéndez will host his inaugural Community Gathering. This unique town hall style event will allow neighborhood leaders to collaborate on ways to make San Antonio a stronger, safer, and happier place to live and work. Senator Menéndez will give a legislative update and answer your questions. The forum is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

The Community Gathering will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am in the Loftin Student Center Fiesta room at San Antonio College.

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Senator Menéndez Blasts Senate Interim Charge Targeting Teachers, Police, Firefighters, and other Public Employees

“The Texas Senate has better things to do than pick on community servants”

San Antonio, Texas – Today State Senator José Menéndez released the following statement in response to the release of a State Affairs Interim charge targeting public employees and their right to have union dues deducted from their paycheck.

“I am frustrated that the Senate has chosen to waste taxpayer dollars by going after the hard-earned paychecks of police, firefighters, teachers, and other public employees. They have the right to spend their paychecks however they see fit. The deductions process is automated and the cost minimal. Thousands of state employees use payroll deduction for a variety of reasons including to make automatic contributions to charitable organizations and union dues. I am committed to protecting the right of state employees to donate money to whatever cause is important to them. It is a personal, family decision that the government does not need to micromanage.”

“I am deeply disappointed we have chosen to make this issue an interim charge when there are so many more important and pressing issues facing Texans. It is somewhat ironic that the charge is to waste tax dollars to study if tax dollars are being wasted. I vehemently fought against this bill during the legislative session and I will continue to work against it over the interim. The Texas Senate has better things to do than pick on community servants, teachers, and first responders.”

State Affairs Interim Charge 2:

Union Dues: Examine the practice of using public funds and employees for the payment processing of union dues. Make recommendations on whether Texas should end this practice.

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