Smoke-Free Texas Coalition Exceeds 50,000 Facebook Fans

Coalition continues to build momentum for 83rd Texas legislative session

October 18, 2012

AUSTIN – The Smoke-Free Texas coalition exceeded 50,000 Facebook fans Monday, adding to the momentum for the state’s largest Facebook policy group. The group had more than 29,000 Facebook fans at the end of the last legislative session in June 2011.

As the coalition prepares for the start of the 83rd Texas legislative session, its broad base of supporters – including organizations, businesses, chambers of commerce, community leaders and everyday Texans – continues to grow significantly. In addition to more than 50,000 Facebook fans, more than 22,000 Texans, 3,500 Twitter followers and 240 organizations, business and community leaders support the effort to make all Texas workplaces smoke-free.

“This important milestone once again confirms the growing support from hundreds of thousands of Texans who are more united than ever in their support for a statewide smoke-free indoor workplace law,” said Melinda Little, co-chair of the Smoke-Free Texas coalition. “We are actively working to educate Texas lawmakers to ensure they understand the urgent need and strong support for this legislation among Texans.”

Want to Help Support Smoke-Free Texas?

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Visit the Smoke-Free Texas Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages to join our social media network and stay in the loop throughout the session!

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