Texas’ state lawmakers have their work cut out for them for the next legislative session. There’s a list of issues piling up, and that’s not counting the impact of November’s general election.
How will El Paso-area lawmakers address pressing issues like abortion, voting, gun violence and more?
Join The Texas Tribune at 10 a.m. Mountain time (11 a.m. Central) on Tuesday, June 28, at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Undergraduate Learning Center for “Inside the Interim with El Paso Lawmakers,” a free in-person and virtual event on what this legislative interim and the 2023 session will mean for El Pasoans.
The event will take place in Room 106 at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Undergraduate Learning Center, 2151 Wiggins Road. Free public parking is available on the top level of the Sun Bowl Garage, at 2522 Sun Bowl Drive.
About our Speakers
César Blanco, State Senator, D-El Paso
Blanco has represented Senate District 29 since 2021. He sits on the Health and Human Services, Higher Education, Transportation, Veteran Affairs, and Border Security committees. He also serves on the executive committee of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization. Previously, Blanco served as state representative for House District 76 for six years.
Joe Moody, State Representative, D-El Paso
Moody has represented House District 78 since 2009. He serves as vice chair of the House Calendars Committee and sits on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and the Redistricting Committee. Previously, Moody was a prosecutor in the El Paso County district attorney’s office.
Claudia Ordaz Perez, State Representative, D-El Paso
Ordaz Perez has represented House District 76 since 2021. She sits on the Business and Industry, International Relations and Economic Development, and Resolutions Calendars committees. Previously, Ordaz Perez served as mayor pro tempore and City Council member for El Paso.
Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief.
Sponsors help make our events possible. Thank you to Paso Del Norte Community Foundation, Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Center at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Raise Your Hand Texas, El Paso Community College and Law Office of Carlos Eduardo Cardenas P.C. for supporting this event and the University of Texas at El Paso for hosting this event. Media support is provided by KTSM, KTEP and El Paso Times.
Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.
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