Vote Yes on Proposition 11.
Protect YOUR property from unjust condemnation and seizure through eminent domain.
Proposition 11 constitutionally addresses in Texas the universally-condemned U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision. This constitutional amendment stops the government from taking your private property to provide to another person/corporation for personal gain, stopping the government from condemning and taking your home and private property and turning it into a shopping mall just for the extra tax revenue.
"Proposition 11 is a positive step to secure the private property rights of all Texans against the abuses of eminent domain," said TWA President Tina Y. Buford. "It may be the last measure on the ballot, but to our association and its members, it's the most critical. Texans must be protected from the capricious use of eminent domain by governments for private enrichment."
Download the Proposition 11 Fact Packet now available.
The Texas House and Senate voted unanimously for Proposition 11 (HJR 14), the Governor publicly signed it, and all of the statewide elected officials have expressed strong support and are actively campaigning for Proposition 11. Proposition 11 is supported by every major newspaper.
- More work is needed by the Texas Legislature to ensure fair negotiations and adequate compensation in future eminent domain reform efforts to protect your property rights.
- By voting Yes on Proposition 11, you remind your state representative and state senator to finish the job the next legislative session. Control eminent domain abuse!
- Send this everywhere! Tell your neighbors! Get out the vote! Bumper stickers and push cards are available at Texas Wildlife Association, or "PAC off! It's My Land!" by calling Cody McGregor at 512-217-5295.
Go vote in early elections October 19-30, or on election day, Tuesday, November 3rd. See your county election information at www.co.your county name here.tx.us (ex. www.co.travis.tx.us)
Rural, surburban and urban Texans, send a strong message by voting FOR Proposition 11 and protect YOUR private property!
Contributions to support Proposition 11 can be sent to "PAC off It's My Land", Attn: Cody McGregor, 408 West 14th Street, Austin, TX 78701
The new political action committee features Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples as Treasurer and TWA President Buford as a Co-Treasurer. Early voting begins October 19.
Articles and Informative Resources:
- "Reining In Eminent Domain" an article by TWA Vice President Emeritus David K. Langford, also provides excellent information on the importance of the eminent domain issue to private property owners.
- The "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" Editorial Board recommends voting for Proposition 11 in an October 7 editorial.
- The "Wall Street Journal" published an opinion piece on October 13 claiming that the anti-Kelo wave is cresting in New York this week as plans for a new basketball arena clash with the property rights of state voters in a watershed state court case.