League of Independent Voters of Texas
 

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We here at the League of Independent Voters are not willing to stand there and take what this guy is taking. Are you?

While the country appears irreversibly divided, many ordinary citizens are coming to us and asking "how can I become an independent?" Who knows, maybe there's a chance to save the republic before the two parties' war on each other destroys us and our system of government based on consensus.

What are Texas officials doing? They are locked in a fake fight -- the "great potty debate" -- at the same time an immense and truly immoral transfer of wealth is happening right under their noses. That transfer is the mass movement by profiteers of groundwater (our most valuable Texas resource) to the growth corridors by abusing government condemnation of private property to make it happen. We call it eminent domain for private gain. Millions of people are facing unaffordability, aquifers we depend on face damage or depletion, and the next generation's future is stolen.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's appointee, Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), will be rolling out his omnibus water bill, likely on the last day to file a bill -- March 10th. Perry held closed interim hearings throughout 2016 and is -- unbelievably -- keeping his bill secret. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has also appointed water grabbing Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) to chair the House Natural Resources Committee. He's the guy who wantonly calls landowners “Balkanizers” if they do not want to sell their water, as if they are wrong-headed rebels who just won’t get with the program. Larson just introduced a bill (HB 2948) to add yet another layer of bureaucracy to the convoluted water code, we suspect for the purpose of adding more opportunities to game it.

You're probably asking yourself, who do these people think they are? The real question is who do we think WE are?

Come join us to answer both those questions! We humbly and urgently request that you show up at these very important TWO events -- regardless of your party persuasion or who you voted for in the last election:


To Register for Our Water, Our Land, Our Elections Lobby Day -- Friday, March 24th, at the Texas Capitol.

Then please register to attend the Texas Populism Conference: Building the Independent Rural-Urban Alliance on Saturday, March 25th at McKinney Roughs Nature Trail in Cedar Creek, Texas.
It's just $25, including lunch or $15 and you can bring your own.
 

These events are all about our signature issues here at the League of Independent Voters:

  • Ending the water grabs,
  • Putting a stop to eminent domain for private gain, and
  • Opening up our electoral process to competitive elections, thereby freeing the millions of Texans who call themselves simply "independent" to exercise their power as voters for change.

The Texas Populism Conference will begin with this question --
so please register now as seating is limited:

Can citizens from across the partisan divide – rural and urban -- work together with both major parties increasingly at war? Or are we just beating our heads against the wall? Let's discuss, you decide.

Please share these events widely. Most people we know are more than willing to GO INDEPENDENT. But just how we do that is a very big question...even for Texas.

We so need a revolution, alright. This time it better be an all-American independent one. United we stand, divided we fall.

League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell

PS The League is also establishing a writing team for the independent movement. If you're interested, give us a call or reply to this message.