Activists ring up success with 800 numbers

Backers of term limits for Texas officials were frustrated recently when their bill was mired in a hostile legislative subcommittee. Then they turned up the political heat – by burning up the phone lines.

The 1-800 number phone lines. The activists bought radio advertisements in the home districts of the subcommittee’s three members and invited the public to call a toll-free number to express support for term limits. Within days, hundreds of phone calls and letters persuaded the