Press Releases

MALC JOINS SENATE HISPANIC CAUCUS, FAITH AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES TO OPPOSE SANCTUARY CITIES LEGISLATION January 25, 2017 For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017 Contact: Liz Zornes   MALC JOINS SENATE HISPANIC CAUCUS, FAITH AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES TO OPPOSE SANCTUARY CITIES LEGISLATION Leaders oppose tying the hands of local law enforcement and requiring them to enforce federal immigration laws.   Austin, Texas— Today, members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) of the Texas Legislature held a press conference to oppose ...

Rep. Anchia Appointed to NCSL Labor & Economic Development Committee October 3, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes  214- 943-6081 October 3, 2016   Rep. Anchia Appointed to NCSL Labor & Economic Development Committee   DALLAS – Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the National Conference of States Legislature’s (NCSL) Labor and Economic Development Committee by NCSL President and Iowa Senator Mike Gronstal.   The Labor and Economic Development ...

Rep. Anchia Reacts to Modification of Voter ID Law August 10, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016   Rep. Anchia Reacts to Modification of Voter ID Law   DALLAS – Today, Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) applauded the decision by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi to modify the discriminatory voter ID law, SB 14, which was passed by the Texas legislature in 2011 and opposed by Rep. Anchia ...

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS March 30, 2016 COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS For Immediate Release March 30, 2016 Contact: Liz Zornes Phone: (512) 463-0746office MEDIA ADVISORY Following up on the visits to Cuba by President Obama, and Governor Abbott, the committees on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, and Agriculture & Livestock are meeting jointly to take invited testimony on how Texas could stand to benefit from an open U.S.-Cuba ...

Rafael Anchia Appointed to Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee January 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                      Contact: Liz Zornes January 15, 2016                                                                                                                                                           (214) 943-6081 (512) 517-7380(cell)   Rafael Anchia Appointed to Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee   DALLAS – Today, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the formation of the Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee, whose members were appointed by Dallas City Councilmember Sandy Greyson and former North Texas Tollway Authority Chair ...

REP. ANCHIA REACTS TO ENACTMENT OF OPEN CARRY BILL JANUARY 1ST December 31, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes (512) 463-0746 DECEMBER 31, 2015   REP. ANCHIA REACTS TO ENACTMENT OF OPEN CARRY BILL JANUARY 1ST Texas’ law is the most extreme open carry law in the nation   Dallas – Today, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), a long-time advocate of sensible gun safety  laws, outlined the reasons for his opposition to HB 910, which takes effect tomorrow and will ...

REP. ANCHIA AND SEN. SELIGER REACT TO CONGRESS’ DECISION TO LIFT THE CRUDE OIL EXPORT BAN December 18, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes  (512) 463-0746 DECEMBER 18, 2015     REP. ANCHIA AND SEN. SELIGER REACT TO CONGRESS’ DECISION TO LIFT THE CRUDE OIL EXPORT BAN   Chairman Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) and Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) joined together to applaud Congress for voting to lift the 40-year old ban on American crude oil exports.   Seliger and Anchia worked jointly during the ...

Anchia Files for Re-Election November 16, 2015 Rafael Anchia State Representative District 103   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 Contact: Liz Zornes November 16, 2015 (512) 463-0746   Anchia Files for Re-Election Representative Aims to Continue Advocating for State and Region DALLAS –State Representative Rafael Anchia announced today his intention to run for a seventh term in the Texas House of Representatives for District 103 which spans a western corridor ...

ANCHIA APPALLED AT GOV. ABBOTT’S CALL FOR SANCTUARY CITY LEGISLATION October 27, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 27, 2015 Contact: Liz Zornes (214) 943-6081   ANCHIA APPALLED AT GOV. ABBOTT’S CALL FOR SANCTUARY CITY LEGISLATION Criticizes Governor as being most anti-Hispanic governor in history of Texas Yesterday Texas State Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) expressed his strong disapproval of Governor Greg Abbott’s statement in which the Governor, among other things, urged legislators to (1) pass laws ...

ANCHIA CLAIMS VICTORY FOR SAME-GENDER FAMILIES WHO ADOPT CHILDREN August 14, 2015             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes     (214) 943-6081 AUGUST 14, 2015   ANCHIA CLAIMS VICTORY FOR SAME-GENDER FAMILIES WHO ADOPT CHILDREN DSHS has agreed to amend the Texas Health and Safety Code to grant adopted children in Texas a birth certificate that correctly lists their parents   Dallas – After four consecutive legislative sessions of filing legislation that would allow children adopted ...