League of Independent Voters of Texas

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The war between the two parties is putting our democracy at risk -- not to mention fundamentals like our land and water.

If you agree with us, please accept this invitation to join the independent movement to do something about it!

Our Land, Our Water, Our Democracy Lobby Day
Tuesday, March 5, 9 am to 5 pm
John H. Reagan Building, Room 140, 105 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX

Here's what we'll be talking about with our legislators:

Democracy is not a game: Most voters agree the gamesmanship between the two parties is not only stifling innovation, it is harming small “d” democracy – the ability to build consensus in our country. In Texas, ballot access petition reform would allow independent, non-aligned candidate and minor party competition. It’s called the Texas Voter Choice Act.

►We must also defend the right to petition for municipal voter referenda – real local control – currently under attack by municipal lobby machines -- this news piece tipped their hand. If you live in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Plano or any municipality where citizens collected signatures this year, you really need to be at this Lobby Day!

Saying NO to the California Water Model: Private water speculators are hijacking the State Water Plan via “Gridzilla,” a water grid mimicking California’s over-pumping and costly transfer of groundwater from distant locations for real estate development. Pass the Sustainable Groundwater Development Act to protect our aquifers, landowners, ratepayers and future generations.

Curbing Eminent Domain Abuse: The newly organized Texas Landowners for Eminent Domain Reform is working this session to level the playing field in an unfair process that favors condemnors over landowners.

What you can do right now!
► Call your state senator and state representative to urge they visit with League of Independent Voters representatives. Find them at: fyi.capitol.texas.gov
► Go to our website or call us to make a free reservation to attend the March 5th Lobby Day.
► Share this message from here, sign up to get our email alerts and bring other Texans with you on March 5th.

LIV is developing and cultivating the independent, non-aligned voter. We’re in the tool-kit business. Pay your dues to become a member today!

Happy Valentines Day, y'all.

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

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