LIV Newsletter: Oct. 21, 2019

LIV Newsletter: Oct. 21, 2019 ►Does LCRA need Bastrop’s groundwater?  No, they don’t. In three days of hearings last week (and still underway today and tomorrow, Oct. 21-22), LCRA has brought it on their naked selves. By refusing to answer the question of why they need a mega-permit for 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater every year from Bastrop, they have opened themselves up to the accusation they too have bought in to making central Texas one big rotting real estate play.[…]

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Thank you, Mark Cuban, shark for democracy

Release: Lawsuit Challenges Texas Ballot Access Laws

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES TEXAS BALLOT ACCESS LAWS! BIG news for Texas Independents! With some powerful pro-bono legal chops from Shearman & Sterling and the non-profit Center for Competitive Democracy — against the unfair petition rules for independents and minor parties in Texas — independent voters hit the news! The suit was filed within days Ross Perot’s passing. Perot had the deep pockets to afford a “world class” campaign in 1992 and 1996. But you shouldn’t have to be a billionaire to[…]

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Perot Memoriam

Ross Perot Memoriam from his grassroots: The Imperfect Insurgency

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[…]

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Thank you, Mark Cuban, shark for democracy

Mark Cuban, shark for democracy

Thank you, Mark Cuban, shark for democracy, who retweeted Texans for Voter Choice’s tweet about Our Land, Our Water, Our Democracy Lobby Day tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5th) to 7.7 million Americans! Cuban, a business shark for democracy, provided a stark contrast to industry testimony at the eminent domain hearing today. Start watching at about 2 hours and 24 minutes and you’ll see. We hope to SEE you tomorrow (Tues., Mar. 5), but if you cannot make it, it’s being streamed[…]

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