George Washington, in his farewell address, said this about political parties and associations (so this includes us here at LIV too):

“However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

LIV mission
To organize independent non-aligned voters to bring about competitive elections.

LIV Vision
Policy not politics • Fix problems — don’t make them. • Electoral competition, not chaos!

What is LIV?

LIV is a 501c4 non-partisan, non-profit organization.

LIV by-laws allow for election of up to 32 board members, representing geographic districts across Texas you may view on Districts Page here.

LIV is a membership association for non-aligned, independent voters who vote for the person, not the party. Membership, in no way, changes your status as a voter. (Note: Texas does not have partisan registration. You are identified as a Democrat or Republican in Texas solely based on if/when you vote in that party’s primary. Then your identification as a Democrat or Republican lasts for two years, until the next primary. Members of minor parties (currently Libertarian or Green) is based on your participation in their process for endorsing candidates — precinct conventions up to their state conventions.)

Does LIV participate in the primaries?

LIV encourages voters to vote in the party primaries because this is where the electoral “action” is. In the longer term, we question any government sanction of primaries, including paying for them.

Does LIV Ever Support Candidates?

On occasion, we support candidates for non-partisan races — City Council, school boards, water boards and the like, though electing candidates is not our primary mission. We require a 2/3 vote to gain our candidate endorsement.

Does LIV Support Ballot Measures?

Yes, we support or oppose ballot measures. AND, sometimes we help local groups develop their own “homegrown petitions” for a public vote on local issues. We require a 2/3 vote to gain our measure endorsement.


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