League of Independent Voters of Texas

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This is no April Fool's prank. Though perhaps we are fools for trying to stop this completely unnecessary manmade disaster on groundwater depletion.

We're also beginning to wonder if the Republican Party of Texas is preparing to throw those who elected them -- rural Texans -- under the bus.

We need your calls today and tomorrow to get State Representatives of all political persuasions, rural and urban, to vote NO on HB 1066.

Also, for you San Antonians, we'll be at the SAWS meeting tomorrow at 9 am. Look for us or call us, if you need to. Their meetings are also streamed on their site.

HB 1066 is supposed to come to the floor of the Texas House tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2. (Note: Bills scheduled for the floor sometimes take a few days, so calls tomorrow may be timely as well.)

HB 1066 is a handoff to the woefully mistaken $3.4B, 143-mile Vista Ridge San Antone Hose. Not even the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, which granted the permit for Vista Ridge, supports it! HB 1066 is the work of the SAWS Buzz Saw lobby machine.

We recently wrote to you here about HB 1066.

The author, Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), who has previously been judicious in the past on groundwater grabs, has refused to amend this legislation.

Do you live in the "forced donor" Simsboro communities? Call your Rep!!!
Rep. John Cyrier for Bastrop & Lee counties at 512) 463-0682
Rep. Terry Wilson for Milam County at (512) 463-0309
Rep. Ben Leman for Burleson County at (512) 463-0600

Otherwise, you big city pals in San Antonio & Austin go to this link to find your Rep.

What's wrong with Vista Ridge? Click on Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" to watch our new Vista Ridge slide show presented in San Antonio last Saturday at the "Cross Community Alliances" event. Thanks so much to candidates and community for showing up or watching the stream.

San Antonians, join us tomorrow at SAWS.

Come a little before the meeting starts at 9:00 am and look for Ellen Berky pictured here.

Our next SA event in is on April 22. Bring yourself and petitions -- print them out from our brand new San Antonio page under construction here.

In the "forced donor" communities, we'll be lending SAWDF a hand at the Smithville Garage Sale this coming Saturday, April 6th. SAWDF can use more items and volunteers! Reply if you can help out or call Linda at LIV.

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Independently yours, Texas!

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

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