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Texas Populism: Building the Independent Rural-Urban Alliance

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This event is focused on uniting Texans to protect our water, our land and our elections in the 2017 Legislative Session.

Saturday, March 25, 10 to 5 pm, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Highway 71 W, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 * call us for car pooling!

Lunch:  $10 covers your lunch, or bring your own! We'll also ask for a $15 donation or whatever you can to help pay for the hall. If money is a problem, please come anyway...just bring your lunch!

Vendor tables outside for $25, inside for $50 (see order buttons below agenda)
Places to stay -- at the very end of this page

Agenda: watch for additional speakers
Please sign up for our email list to receive updates or call us at 512.213.4511.

10:00-10:40  Registration, Mingling & Welcome to LIV

LIV Board & Members’ Welcome & Speakout:  Can citizens from across partisan lines – rural and urban -- work together with both major parties increasingly at war? Or are we just beating our heads against the wall? What does "independent" mean? Let's discuss, you decide.

10:50-11:30    Good Bills, Bad Bills in 2017 Lege Session

Bring your two most and/or least favorite bills introduced in the 2017 Legislative Session.

Presentation of LIV lead bills:
Stop the Water Grabs!:  Michele Gangnes
No Eminent Domain for Private Gain:  Calvin Tillman
Upending Electoral Duopoly: Tom Glass

Members of the audience will have 2 minutes to present their top two favorite, and/or least favorite, bills.

LIV members will vote on which bills will make it to the LIV list besides our lead bills.

11:30-11:40   Break

11:40-12:20   Numbers don’t lie, but politicians do love to tell whoppers, especially about budgets.

Is the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse? Harper will give you his own view including an overview of the Texas budget and a free copy of Uncle Sam’s Checkbook to easily understand where your federal dollars go. Bring your favorite budget cuts!

LIV Board members: Jeff Harper, author of Uncle Sam’s Checkbook and East Texan, Arlan Foster. Warning: both these guys love telling fishy stories.

12:20    Lunch: Served or bring your own. (See more at the end of this page)

1:00   All You Want to Know About How to Lobby!

How to read, track, testify on, and build effective coalitions to pass or defeat legislation from those who have done all of the above

Michele Gangnes, LIV Board Member, attorney and water rights activist
katija gruene, Secretary, Green Party of Texas
Mike Kelly, professional lobbyist

1:40     Are ya social?

Rebuilding our social (media) foundation and how to communicate with the other side on social media when facts don't matter.

Samantha "Sam" Davis, Bernie 2016 & National Nurses United & Elisabeth Donahue Webster, founder Elisabeth.co

2:10     Break

2:15    Texas History:  The 50-year Making of Uncompetitive Elections.

Mark Miller, Libertarian Party of Texas, Vice-Chair, former candidate for Railroad Commission
David Van Os, populist firebrand Democrat will add his remarks

3:00     The cure for partisan division:  Electoral Competition

Panelists from Libertarian, Green, Constitution parties, and Texans for Accountable Government and Julie Nistch (recently elected to the ACC Board of Trustees)

3:40   Break

3:50   Growing the Independent Political Movement

The numbers are clear. Nearly 50% of Millennials are independent with all American voters moving away from the two-party system by about 42%, but you can't put the cart before the horse. Here’s how you can help by organizing independent, non-aligned voters and by building the League of Independent Voters. When that happens, all kinds of things can change.

Linda Curtis (Independent Texans PAC) and Barry Klein (Houston Property Rights Association) on municipal petitions for a public vote
David Jones on his experience with public speaking at Toastmasters
Jessica Ellison, communications maven for Austin's 10-1 winning campaign

5:00    Adjourn

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Distribute your information! Submit contribution for Literature Tables: 

$25 per table outside




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$50 per table inside  




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Lunch Menu, food provided by Coffee Dog, one of Bastrop's most popular breakfast and lunch venues:

Reserve your ticket by using the DONATE PayPal online button below. OR, if you prefer to send a check, send it to League of Independent Voters, PO Box 651, Bastrop, TX 78602.

With lunch to reserve a seat, pay $25




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Without lunch to reserve a seat, pay $15. (Feel free to bring your own food -- refrigerators are available).




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 If you wish to become a voting member, join the League of Independent Voters or to renew your dues: Look here for membership dues schedule.

Send your lunch order to info@independentleaguetx.org or call it in to 512.213.4511.

-- after you pay, please -- Pick ONE: a salad -OR- a sandwich below, then CLICK ON THE "X" AND EMAIL US YOUR ORDER (you'll have to type in the actual order) or call us at 512.213.4511!

Any ONE of these salads:

Chicken Salad – Roasted chicken, red onion, celery, walnuts & raisins in a tangy yogurt dressing on mixed greens  X
Chef Salad – Roasted chicken, smoked ham, zucchini, red bell pepper, celery, red onion, avocado, mixed greens w/ cilantro dressing  X
Spinach Salad – Fresh Spinach, avocado, grapefruit, sliced almonds, mozzarella, raisins w/ balsamic vinaigrette  X

OR, Any one of these sandwiches:

Deli Sandwich – Choice of turkey, ham, chicken or pastrami, w/cheese, greens, red onion & cucumber, mustard or mayo X
3-Story Doghouse – Club sandwich w/ roasted chicken & ham, mixed greens, provolone, onion & avocado w/ mayo & mustard  X
Deli Wrap – Oven-roasted turkey, spinach, avocado, provolone w/ Vidalia onion dressing on rolled flatbread  X
Veggie Wrap – Zucchini, red bell pepper, red onion, avocado, spinach w/ Vidalia onion dressing on rolled flatbread  X
Reuben Sandwich – Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut w/ Russian dressing on rye bread  X
Chicken Salad Sandwich – Roasted chicken, red onion, celery, walnuts & raisins in a tangy yogurt dressing  X

SOME PLACES TO STAY:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bastrop (512) 321-1900
491 Agnes, Bastrop, TX 78602
“League of Independent Voters” Special Rate -- $99.99 + tax
Driving Directions from Holiday Inn to McKinney Roughs Nature Trail

Camping at LCRA (Reserve 48 hours or more in advance) (855) 392-7638
LCRA South Shore Park (Campsites & Mini-Cabins)
LCRA North Shore Park (Campsites)

Bastrop State Park (Campsites & Cabins) (512) 321-2101
3005 TX-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
website: tpwd.state.tx.us
Directions

Can't make it? We will be posting video soon after this event, but please make sure you get on our email list. We gotta lotta work to do to unite Texans to protect our water, our land and our elections!

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Indy Lobby Day & more! Our Water, Our Land and Our Elections.

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Urban and rural Texans are uniting to:
Win competitive elections to free the 5 million independent Texas voters!
Protect our petition rights in all home rule cities -- the essence of local control.
Stop the rural water grabs for unaffordable hyper-growth in urban Texas!
End eminent domain for private gain!

Save the dates and make reservation for these two events!

EVENT #1! -- FRIDAY, MARCH 24, Texas Capitol

Our Water, Our Land, Our Elections: supported by Texans for Electoral Competition*
Friday, March 24, 10 to 4 pm (be there at noon if you can)
Legislative Conference Center, Underground Capitol Bldg., Rm. E2.002
THIS EVENT IS FREE

To Register for this event and for lots more details.

  • Texans for Electoral Competition is a growing coalition that includes the Libertarian, Constitution and Green parties of Texas, the League of Independent Voters, Left Up to Us and Texans for Accountable Government.

EVENT #2 -- SATURDAY, MARCH 25, Cedar Creek

Texas Populism Conference: Building the Independent Rural-Urban Alliance. This event, from 10 to 5 pm, involves information, training and action...and lunch. Cost: $25 ($15 if you bring your own).
for lots more here about this event

 

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Love Letter to Texas about Claytie Williams, Charles Perry and Mr. Balkanizer.

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Watch this extraordinary touching 3-minute video from West Texas filmmaker Kirby Franklin Warnock. ==►

Did you see who's helping water bully, Claytie Williams, in his quest to export water from Ft. Stockton, recently denied by a court? Why, it's "Mr. Balkanizer" who now chairs Texas House Natural Resources Committee. Be sure to watch that last frame -- it would be hilarious if if weren't too true.

Meanwhile, Sen. Charles Perry, who chairs Senate Ag, Water and Rural Affairs, suddenly sprang this bill (HB 1172) on food growers' local control to protect their crops and local citizens. Perry files it late, gives himself a quick hearing in HIS OWN Committee and he calls that fair? Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance wants you to take action on this bull.

Listen up, people.
We don't have to put up with this.
Do this, por favor!

  1. Call Senator Charles Perry (512-463-0128) and Rep. Lyle Larson (512-463-0646). Tell the staffer who answers the phone that you would appreciate it if Rep. Larson or Sen. Perry would please stop abusing their authority.
  2. Register for Our Water, Our Land, Our Elections Lobby Day now and come to the Capitol on Friday, March 24. We'll get you all set to visit your reps.
  3. Register for the Texas Populism Conference: Building the Independent Rural-Urban Alliance now for Saturday, March 25 in Cedar Creek!

Want to talk directly with your representatives? Find them here.

One more thing. Share this message, won't you?

PS Hey San Antonio, we're co-sponsoring an event about Vista Ridge on April 6. Check our events calendar and please share!

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