You're Invited: Press Conference in Austin on Monday, July 17

Dear Partners,

On Monday, July 17, business leaders from across the state will meet in Austin for a Press Conference on the Capitol steps at 11 a.m. Our purpose will be to highlight the significant business opposition to the Special Session bathroom bill. Every city in attendance, including Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio will have a CEO speak to the significant negative economic impact this legislation will have if passed in our state.

One of the most important things we can do as business leaders is support Speaker Straus as he once again works to fight this economically damaging bill. To do that, we would like to have a large contingent from San Antonio attend the press conference in a show of force and support.

To assist in this effort, Visit San Antonio would like to encourage you to attend the press conference and will be providing transportation to and from the press conference. We will meet at the Visit San Antonio offices at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. We will be providing vans on a first-come, first-served basis to transport anyone who would like to attend. We will have lunch in Austin after the press conference and then return to San Antonio shortly after.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible to Ashley Harris at We will need your RSVP in order to secure a spot on the van for you. Once your RSVP is confirmed, we will send you full details of where to meet and departure time.

Thank you all for your support as we continue to fight this damaging legislation.


Casandra Matej, CDME, CTA
President & CEO
Visit San Antonio