Community Outreach

Rep. Howard letter to Congressional

The Debbie Smith Act provided essential funding for DNA evidence collected in rape kits, and it has done an incredible amount to decrease the sexual assault kit backlog. Since its ratification in 2004, the Debbie Smith Act was continuously renewed with overwhelming bipartisan support. On September 30th, however, funding for the program expired. Last Session, the Texas legislature was able to increase funding on resources for crime labs and sexual assault nurse examiners, but many state facilities were also counting on federal funding. This is why I sent a letter to the U.S. Congressional Representatives who cover my district (Rep. Roy, Rep. Williams, and Rep. McCaul), urging them to renew the Debbie Smith Act. Sexual assault is a non-partisan issue, and it should be treated that way. I encourage everyone to stand with survivors and to tell your US House Representative and Senators to pass the Debbie Smith Act.

Click through the image below if you want to use my letter as a template.

Join Us For an HD 48 Town Hall Meeting!

Join Us For an HD 48 Town Hall Meeting!

Last week, Rep. Howard hosted the first in her series of October Town Hall Meetings in House District 48. There will be three more in the next couple of weeks, at locations across the district. Please join us to get a wrap-up of the recent #txlege session, to hear about what to expect in the legislative interim, or to voice your questions or concerns. 

Run the Tape: HD 48 Town Hall at Small Middle School

Run the Tape: HD 48 Town Hall at Small Middle School

On Wednesday, October 4th, Rep. Howard hosted the first in her series of October Town Hall Meetings. The event was well-attended, and it was a vibrant discussion that covered topics such as women's health, property taxes, school finance, redistricting, and transgender health, among many others. You can watch the video below, or by clicking this link.

HD 48 Town Hall Meeting w/ Rep. Donna Howard

HD 48 Town Hall Meeting w/ Rep. Donna Howard

On October 4th, Rep. Howard will host a Town Hall Meeting at Small Middle School in House District 48. She'll provide a recap of the recent Regular and Special Sessions of the Texas Legislature, discuss what to expect in the legislative interim, and answer questions from the audience. 

You can RSVP for the meeting by going to its Facebook Event Page