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Texans advocate for a variety of issues during the start of the 87th Legislative Session

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 17:37:56-05

AUSTIN, TX — Texans came from all over to make sure their voices were heard as the 87th Legislative Session began Tuesday.

Over the next 140 days, the Texas Senate and House will pass or deny countless new bills.

"I'm here to fight for medical freedom and autonomy," Lori Jean said.

"I'm looking to move the needle forward on cannabis legalization in the state of Texas," Jesse Wiliams explained.

From marijuana to coronavirus, education and medical rights, all sorts of things will be spoken about over the next three months.

No matter the cause, Texans are making sure their voices are heard.

Jean is fighting for the right to not wear a mask. She says it's unfair that mask mandates are in place.

"The legislatures need to be aware that they have taken our constitutional rights and stripped the people. We're now being forced to wear masks, mask our children, in order to work," Jean said.

On the other hand, Williams is fighting a long-term battle of legalizing marijuana.

"We need to move forward, not just for people but economically in this state," Williams said.

Jean and Williams hope change will be made soon. Until then, they say they will be eagerly advocating.