Take Action Now, Send a Letter to Governor Abbott

Please sign this letter to Governor Abbott urging him to veto HB 2127.

Texans want MORE, not less, local control and home-rule!

The Texas GOP establishment is losing IT, that is Independent Texans.  There are eight million Texans who vote for the person, not the party. Together with millions of voters of all parties, we are sick and tired of being in the crossfire between the two parties.

If House Bill 2127 goes into law, every Texan can kiss goodbye their rights to local control and home-rule, a right guaranteed by the Texas Constitutional Amendment for Home Rule enacted 112 years ago.

HB 2127 guts your local government’s already modest ability, among other things, to conserve water, enact and uphold worker protections, and moderate hyper-development and pollution. The Legislature, not local governments and their taxpayers, would dictate the rules for businesses, including local taxpayer giveaways to major corporations regardless of their impacts on all of the above. (More here about HB 2127 in the Texas Tribune.)

Here's the disgraceful kicker to HB 2127: 

The bill guts citizen rights to petition for a public vote in our home-rule cities (over 350 cities with at least 5,000 population), where the vast majority of Texans live.

The GOP establishment, in their political dispute with the Democrats, wants to use their majority power now over ALL Texans, not just our local governments.

Don’t let these guys get away with it.

After you send this letter to the Governor – you can edit and add your own text too -- call the Governor’s office at 512.463.2000 to verbally request a veto of HB 2127.

Then, please share this message with every Texan you know. Got questions? Call LIV at 512.213.4511 (no texts) or email us at contact@livtx.org. Thank you!

Please enter a complete address to continue.

Dear [recipient position will go here] [recipient name will go here],

[your name will go here]
[your email address will go here] [your location will go here]

This campaign is hosted by League of Independent Voters of Texas. We will protect your privacy, and keep you informed about this campaign and others.