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
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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.
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.
11:40-12:20 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
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
2:15 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)
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
Distribute your information! Submit contribution for Literature Tables:
$25 per table outside
$50 per table inside
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
Without lunch to reserve a seat, pay $15. (Feel free to bring your own food -- refrigerators are available).
-- 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
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!