This petition, led by Kari’s grandfather, has caused an outpouring of concerned constituents in east Texas. My role, as a servant of east Texans, is to listen to the cries and concerns of the people and do what I can about them.
When faced with a terribly traumatic event, neither children nor adults normally think ‘what do I dial to get an outside line?’ They think '911'. So it is necessary that we work with all the impacted stakeholders to find a solution which allows guests or employees in trouble to dial 911 and immediately reach an emergency dispatcher.
Because of the critical importance of the desperate being able to reach someone who can send the needed help, I will continue to work to find a solution so a tragedy like this will not happen again.