Did something for the first time today: testified at legislative committee hearing. The Human Services Committee of the Texas House of Representatives held hearings today regarding HB 6, a bill to revamp and privatize CPS. It was a worthwhile experience because I had an opportunity to stand up for something I believe in, meet “like minded” people, gain the “other side’s” perspective, and feel a part of the process. I encourage anyone who feels strongly about pending legislation, state or federal, to make your voice heard. You will feel empowered and motivated.