Official Press Release

Thousands Rally At Texas State Capitol Building!

June 3rd, 2019 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO ATTEND PLUMBER’S RALLY ON JUNE 14TH AT THE TEXAS STATE CAPITOL BUILDING TO SAVE PLUMBING LICENSES & IMPLEMENT STATE REGULATION OF THE TRADE!


We are the organizers of the Plumber’s Rally scheduled for June 14th, 2019 at 11am in Austin at the Capitol Building (South Steps).


Our group has grown tremendously, and we are now anticipating based on our sign up form and other social media events there will be THOUSANDS of plumbers and their families along with plumbing inspectors from across the State of Texas attending the rally. We have also had plumbers out of state commit to attend. At the time of this release, there are over 62K SIGNATURES on the petition regarding this matter in only a five day period.


This release is to inform the public of the seriousness of what is going on in the plumbing trade.  As of September 1st, 2019, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners will be abolished and all plumbing licenses currently held will no longer be valid. There will be NO regulation of plumbers or plumbing inspectors by the State of Texas and ANY person (with NO training or experience) may then provide plumbing as a service to citizens and businesses. The official release by the State Plumbing Board is attached with information on how this has occurred within our legislature.


WE, AS LICENSED PLUMBERS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, are rallying together to request that Governor Abbott call for a special session to implement state plumbing regulation before the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners is abolished.


IT WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO OUR COMMUNITIES IF NO SPECIAL SESSION IS CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR TO IMPLEMENT STATE PLUMBING REGULATION.


Plumbers protect the health and safety of the nation and plumbing is a key factor for all civilization and sanitary city infrastructure. Plumbers install and repair water systems, natural and medical gas systems, as well as sewer systems. The list is exhaustive as to why we need state regulation and oversight of the skill level required to work in this field. If nothing is done by our Governor to save the state regulation of plumbers and licensing, then many disastrous situations will occur.


Untrained individuals will legally be able to work on medical gas in hospitals, this scenario is extremely dangerous. They will be able to install water heaters in residential homes that if not performed properly could explode and if not vented properly could cause the death of homeowners. These untrained individuals will be able to make repairs to, and install water piping, which will cause major property damage without proper training. Repairs to, and the installation of natural gas piping will be allowed by these persons who have no experience which could also cause deaths and/or major property damage directly to the structure being worked on as well as neighboring structures. Plumbers are trained and licensed to protect from and ensure that direct cross contamination does not occur between sanitary sewer (waste) water and potable drinking water in our private homes and commercial buildings. The duties of a plumber encompass all of these things a great deal more that are very serious and necessary in our communities, and is a defining factor of civilization as a whole


It is shocking that this could happen within our government and we as plumbers, including EVERY citizen of this state need to act quickly. Governor Abbott MUST call a special session for the state regulation of plumbing IMMEDIATELY and not allow such a SERIOUS and DANGEROUS situation as this to occur. We, as LICENSED PLUMBERS OF TEXAS, are standing up to continue to protect the health and safety of our Great State and we need all of our citizens standing with us, including our Governor.


We need all of Texas’ help and are asking the public to contact the Governor’s office at 512-463-2000 requesting he call for a special session immediately to implement plumbing regulation in our state. 

We ask all news media to aid us in informing the public of what is going on and urge them to help in this matter. We are requesting the presence of all news media at the Plumber’s Rally.


Location & Time:

Texas Capitol Building in Austin, South Steps     Friday - June 14th, 2019 at 11am

All information regarding the Plumber’s Rally, along with the link to the petition, may be found on our website at: www.texaslicensedplumbers.com


We are a small group of individuals in the plumbing trade organizing the rally and not a large organization, therefore we request any initial contact needed to be made with the group be done by email at:  texaslicensedplumbers@gmail.com


Plumber’s Rally 2019 - A Banded Group of Texas Licensed Plumbers

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Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Abolishment Release

VIEW ABOLISHMENT RELEASE

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Our Mission

OUR MISSION through this movement is to RALLY for the FUTURE of TEXAS PLUMBERS and the Health and Safety of Texas Residents. 


WE come as a HUMBLE group of TEXAS PLUMBERS asking Governor Abbott to please consider a special session for state regulation of plumbers in Texas.


We are NOT a big corporation, nor are we motivated by politics. We are a small group of individuals in the plumbing trade just like most of you. We are trying to do everything we can to protect what we believe in and are here standing along with you to save the plumbing license in the State of Texas and continue to protect the health and safety of our citizens!  

The Organizers

We felt the need to put our names here for the public so that others joining us know who we are and can see that we are just local plumbers and not an entity with any other motivation or hidden agenda. SO MANY of you have been also helping a great deal behind the scenes and we are VERY grateful for your support in helping all of us stand for what we believe is necessary!


GROUP ORGANIZERS:

Robert Renfro (Founder)

William Heuberger (Founder)

Mary Prime Conger (Founder)

Jeremy Allen Page

Steve Harmon

Asa Womack

Adam Smith

Dustin Deweese

Bobby Doran

Roger Wakefield


ADMINISTRATIVE:

Emily Conger

Frances Lange


Contact Us

We are so proud of all of our fellow plumbers and how you all have come together with this movement. It has grown rapidly and as mentioned, we are a small group of individuals organizing this rally. Due to this, the best way to contact us is through email or on our Facebook group. If you need to reach out to us, please email:


texaslicensedplumbers@gmail.com


OR JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:

#71KPLUMBSTRONG


We are open to all news media interested in educating the public about what our group is standing for. Please use our email to contact us.