Independent Texan, it’s redundant! That’s right especially with 40% of Americans calling themselves independents Did you notice the 2020 election is already underway? Do you agree that the war between the two parties has small “d” democracy in the crosshairs, and is this unacceptable to you? Do you believe the education, development and mobilization of non-aligned independent voters (a 40% plurality of America) could be key to carving solutions that most people can support? TAKE THE INDEPENDENT VOTER SURVEY! Just[…]Read more
Ross Perot Memoriam from his grassroots: The Imperfect Insurgency Much has been said about Ross Perot’s passing but little from his grassroots. That’s us at the League of Independent Voters who got up close enough to find long-lasting appreciation and love for Ross Perot. They – the insurgents – never are perfect. But the timing of his death was so like him. It was right on the money with new independent leadership (Amash, Cuban and others still working within the[…]Read more
Folks, there’s a whole lotta political shaking going on in Texas. The earthquake we’re detecting is related to the convergence of both party establishments. That’s right. On some things – like the brokering of arguably the most valuable resources on the planet – groundwater and land resources – they agree. Do nothing because Oil and Gas and Real Estate are the King and Queen lobbies. No one will tell you – but us, the independents – these “emperors” have no[…]Read more
Gutting local control — this is what they were they doing after all the hubbub on bathrooms last night. Just in from Judith McGeary of FARFA – an amendment (Amendment 1) came late last night to the already bad seed bill SB 1172, hand out to Monsanto. This nasty “little” amendment is a wholesale attack on all local control.Read more
This legislative water alert is of urgent importance. These bills affect all Texans — in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Please act on this information and also ask others to call for Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s help on four bills.Read more
Today is urban-rural water call-in day marking a united Texas effort to get the water hogs out of the trough. If you miss this message, do this anytime this week (though watch for updates) and get set for a long haul until the end of session, May 29th. We have repeatedly warned you that THIS is the largest, most egregious transfer of wealth planned for this session.Read more
Austin, 2:30 pm: UT Dell Medical School appears to be misspending taxpayer dollars committed to the Central Healthcare Hospital. If they are, this raises serious questions about potential violations of law and the public trust, so says longtime reform attorney, Fred Lewis and former State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (D-Austin).Read more