LIV has joined Giving Tuesday through this landing page at #GivingTuesdayIndependentTexans.
Giving Tuesday grew out of a concern that the holidays have become more about “getting than giving.”
We at LIV quite agree with all our hearts! That’s why we joined the worldwide Giving Tuesday movement launching Tuesday, December 3, from this page you've landed on. We'll be at it all month.
To help, you can copy the link above or here or best yet is to use the share buttons on this page to spread the love: #GivingTuesdayIndependentTexans
The non-partisan, non-profit 501c4 LIV hopes you give to us and/or to our friends at the non-profit 501c3 Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund (Water Defense Fund).
Remember! #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 3, starts right at 7:00 am CST.
We hope you non-vegetarians, at least, agree that turkey is for eating not for water and wallet grabbing.
Not to disparage turkeys, but Vista Ridge is one big fat TURKEY forced on us all. San Antonio Water System (SAWS) admits it’s FAR too much water. They even admit they can’t sell the excess. That's because it’s FAR too expensive. In fact, Vista Ridge is by FAR the most expensive water in Texas and likely the USA!
For this reason, along the $3.4 billion,142-mile Vista Ridge pipeline from Burleson County to San Antonio, ordinary folks call it the ‘San Antone Hose’ or simply ‘the Hose’.
And here's the policy blunder that is driving this turkey project they want to establish here in Texas and see replicated all over the world.
Mass conveyance of groundwater (drinking water) to serve real estate development in areas without natural local water supply is a proven disaster. This California Water Model should not be hustled on ratepayers, rural communities and aquifers.
LIV and the Water Defense Fund are two separate organizations.
LIV is a membership association for non-aligned voters. LIV runs issue campaigns and works to change policy set by the Texas legislature.
The Water Defense Fund focuses on outreach, education and advocacy for communities lying OVER THE AQUIFERS TARGETED FOR MINING TO THE POINT OF DESTRUCTION – that’s Burleson, Lee, Bastrop and Milam counties. The Simsboro formation is their most focused target for mega-withdrawals in all of Texas.
After you watch (and please do share) our 1 minute video -- Topple the
Turkey, Vista Ridge -- help us stop SAWS and San Antonio City officials from eating OUR turkey by forcing 1.8 million ratepayers to suffer 52% rate hikes and more coming for this unnecessary and destructive project.
You think they didn’t notice San Antonio’s recent designation as the most ‘economically segregated’ city in this US and with the highest poverty rate jump in the entire nation?
THE BEST PART…WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR:
DONATIONS TO LIV:
Your donations to LIV will be used to demand a full and independent financial, legal and managerial audit of Vista Ridge -- long overdue -- before its slated pumping starts in April 2020.
And, if SAWS and the City officials of San Antonio won’t listen, your LIV donation will be put into a petition drive for a municipal vote in November 2020.
Give to LIV online or by check here.
DONATIONS TO THE WATER DEFENSE FUND CAN BE MATCHED and are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!
PLEASE NOTE: the match is through their Facebook page and could be more than $25,000! Like the Water Defense Fund on Facebook here.
Don’t use Facebook? Give online or by check to the Water Defense Fund here.
Other ways to help our mutual cause!
Volunteer some time of your to LILV. Join our conference calls. Join us in San Antonio on Saturday, December 7, 3 to 5 pm.
Contact us for more information. We even love a good ol’ fashioned phone call.
Have a great and giving Thanksgiving holiday!
Again, please share all we have shared in the spirit of #GivingTuesday.