SAWS Holiday Ratepayer Surprise — SEE YOU IN COURT TODAY!

SAWS Holiday Ratepayer Surprise — SEE YOU IN COURT TODAY! For Immediate Release January 4, 2021 SAWS Sneak Holiday Legal Action to Stop Citizens Petition for SAWS Accountability Act — in Court Monday, January 4, 10 am Austin, Texas, 7 am:  On December 10th, the City of San Antonio, acting through San Antonio Water System (SAWS), filed litigation known as a “1205 Petition” in the Travis County 345th District Court challenging the SAWS Accountability Act citizens’ charter amendment claiming the[…]

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Our Land, Our Water, Our Democracy LIV Lobby Day March 5th

Indies Split Your Ticket!

Indies Split Your Ticket! Remember, this is the first election without straight ticket voting, a reform we support despite voter suppression here in Texas. The following message is also now posted here at Change.org where folks can take the Texas indie pledge to split their ticket! Please share it from there or forward this message. You good folks of San Antonio, come visit our petition tables at selected early poll sites. Pandemic or not, here we indies come! Take the[…]

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Indies in this election

LIV will not tell you — indies in this election — who to vote for in this election. But, would you mind taking this 3 minute, 10 question anonymous to tell us YOUR thoughts about this election? HEADS UP! Special Outdoor, IN-Person curbside petition event in San Antonio, the poorest and most economically segregated metro area in the US. In the midst of economic downturn, a seemingly unbreakable alliance between officials and real estate speculators and their lobbyists — with[…]

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TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability

TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability. Check it out. LIV is developing “homegrown petitions” — petitions not reliant on big donors and, well, let’s call it “gastroturf”. Homegrown petitions also drive the hogs at the public trough nuts! Try stopping volunteers. The SAWS Act PAC in San Antonio is a grand 20,000 signature homegrown petition drive to reform SAWS — a nearly billion dollar public water utility, we’ve been complaining, endlessly, for years. Now, a volunteer coalition is[…]

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Putting the Public Back in Public Utilities

Do you think we need to put the public back in our public utilities? If you want to join our conference call, send an email to info@independentleaguetx.org or call our main line at 512.213.4511 or call Reinette King at 210.241.2683. We will send you instructions.  We would also love to chat with you individually before or after the call. The meeting is especially relevant for all those affected throughout the central Texas region by the decisions made at SAWS (San[…]

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