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Update on Special Session

Dear Friends & Members:

Listen y’all. Word on Austin’s Capitol Hill is that phone calls from citizens across the state are having an effect. Reporter, Peggy Fikac, says we’re “raising a ruckus”, and gave this report here.

Legislators are very uneasy about passing Perry’s third item to reauthorize TxDOT to do private toll road deals, which might include the Trans-Texas Corridor. They also really don’t want the public to know they are planning to use even more state pension and retirement funds to prop up these risky toll deals. (Rep. Liebowitz will be introducing an amendment tomorrow to SB 1 to eliminate pension funds from the SB 1.)

Tomorrow the Legislature is going to have to come to or stand up to papa (Rick Perry).

Keep up the pressure. Call in tomorrow and tell them no to the Corridor, no to privatizing and selling off our highways to the lowest bidder, and no to using pension and retirement funds to prop up risky toll road deals.

The Capitol Switchboard number is 512-463-4630. They will send folks to their appropriate Representative.

Got questions? Feel free to email me or call me tomorrow.

Thanks to the many people who contributed to help get the word out across Texas. Tomorrow we will finish reaching hundreds of thousands of people, focused on areas most affected by the Trans-Texas Corridor.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH (especially in today’s economy)!

Don’t let up on those guys and gals in the lege — they work for you!

Linda Curtis
Independent Texans
PO Box 14294
Austin, TX 78761
512-535-0989 home office
512-383-8484 Austin office
512-657-2089 cell


Act Now: A Trans-Texas Corridor Special Session

Dear Friends and Members:

The last thing Rick Perry wants to do is a special session on his privatized toll road scams, the Trans-Texas Corridor being the biggest one of all. Thank you, Governor, for your incompetent tomfoolery!

The Special Session starts next Wednesday, July 1st. The Governor and his minions are going to try — in the matter of a 3-4 day session — to pass legislation that will allow for the Corridor (through CDA’s, which stands for comprehensive development agreements) AND to extend TxDOT’s (not the employees — the big wigs at the top appointed by Perry) thieving ways until the 2013 session (4 years, not the two years you’ve seen in the press.)

What can you do? That’s easy — Do the Texas Two-Step:

1. Call today (or Monday or Tuesday) your State Representative and State Senator. Click here to find them. Then forward this email or give a round of calls to every Texan you know to do the same.

2. Help us reach thousands of Texans via phone calls to your area starting Monday. We will provide you a list. OR send money! For every dollar you give, we will reach 100 (that’s right, 100) people, via a simple automated call with a live volunteer operator to answer questions. (Note: If you cannot give online, reply to this message and let us know how much you are mailing to our PO Box below or call us.) Here’s where you can give online (our first preference!):


Note: If you live in the Austin area, come to our office on Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday (10 am to 9 pm) to help answer phones (just reply to this message or call us to let us know.) You can also email us at:

Seize the moment before the Governor seizes our land and our rights.

Hold on to your hats folks, it’s going to be bumpy ride for us and the Governor!

Independently yours,

Linda Curtis
Independent Texans
PO Box 14294
Austin, TX 78761

PS Are you just hearing about this issue or want to understand it better? Click here for a letter sent to the new federal administration last January.


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