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Endorsement watch: Prop 7

On we go with our randomly-winding path through races, initiatives and the editorial writers who endorse them. Today we skip to Proposition 7, to which the Chron gives its stamp of approval. I’m leaning towards a Yes on this one, but don’t currently feel all that strongly about it.

Elsewhere, Eye on Williamson comments on State Rep. Mike Krusee’s endorsements of Props 1, 3, and 9, and the San Antonio Current gives some coverage to Prop 2. Kelly Shackleford of the so-called “Free Enterprise” Foundation gives the amazingly dishonest pro-Prop 2 party line without ever coming close to addressing the three points that I and others keep bringing up. I don’t feel like ranting about this today, so I’ll just list some opportunities to do something positive about Prop 2 in the extended entry. Read on as you see fit.

TO: All Leaders, Volunteers, People with Creative Energy
FROM: Glen Maxey, Campaign Director
RE: Strategic Planning, Message Refinement, Idea meeting for Final Week


Texans will be hitting the polls next Monday (Oct. 24) to vote on a Constitutional Amendment that would write into the Bill of Rights a prohibition against marriage and civil unions for gay and Lesbian Texans. As early voting begins, No Nonsense In November, the campaign working to defeat the amendment, has many positive developments and a strategy that point to us doing the unthinkable: WINNING. The smell of victory is in the air, but we need you to make defeating this amendment a reality.

I rolled out these new developments to key community leaders this past weekend in Austin. The response was so amazing that I have decided to travel across the state this weekend to share our exciting new strategy with all fair-minded Texans who wish to be involved in the making of political history.

I promise that you will want to be a part of this – you’ll be just as amazed as they were on what will be happening soon. Information outlining this exciting new game plan will be shared at this weekend’s high-level strategy meetings. We also really need creative, energetic new ideas to help deliver our exciting and just a little bit shocking new message.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can play a key part in ensuring victory.

Curious? Then show up and get involved in the new game plan!

Saturday; Oct. 22nd, 10:30 a.m.
Ventana Del Soul Coffee House
Texas Espresso Auditorium
1834 E. Oltorf Dr. (East of I-35 near Parker Ln.)
To RSVP: [email protected] or 512-236-0843

Saturday, Oct. 22nd; 11:00AM
IBEW Union Hall
7940 Northaven
To RSVP: [email protected] or 214-821-2511

Fort Worth:
Saturday, Oct. 22nd; 2:30PM
Agape Metropolitan Community Church
4615 E California Parkway
To RSVP: [email protected] or 817-335-8683

San Antonio:
Saturday, Oct, 22nd, 12:00 noon
Madison Presbyterian Church
319 Camden (at Lexington and Camden by I-35 and Hospital Center)
To RSVP: [email protected] or 210-320-4682

Sunday, Oct 23, 3:30PM
Star Pizza
77 Harvard, (1 block east of Heights & Washington Ave.)
This does not conflict with the vigil at city hall at 2pm. So come have pizza and
cold one after the vigil and join us for a strategy session.
To RSVP: [email protected] or 713-522-4372

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, 1:30pm
Spindletop Unitarian Universalist Church
1575 Spindletop Road
Beaumont, Texas
To RSVP: [email protected] or 512-443-2027

While sending an RSVP is encouraged, it is OK if you decide to join us at the last minute and have not RSVPed.

You do not need to live in one of these cities to join us. Come to the city nearest you, learn the new strategy and take it to your home town and implement the winning game plan there. Your involvement in the next few weeks will be critical to our success on November 8th. Join us and become a part of political history.


From [email protected], :

Blockwalking in Houston

Please join us in walking door to door this week talking to the voters who will be making the decision on November 8th. Everyone is nervous their first time but we also have a thorough training and pair you with an experienced block walker.

Clear your calendar for at least 2 of these dates—

* Saturday, October 22, 9am-2pm and 11am-4pm

* Wednesday, October 26, 5:00-9:00pm

* Thursday, October 27, 5-9:00pm

* Friday, October 28, 5-9:00pm

Confirm Your Attendance Now – email
[email protected]

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One Comment

  1. Mateo Jungman says:

    If you don’t “feel all that strongly about” about Proposition 7, why vote for it? It doesn’t do anything important, so why add it to the constitution? The amendment permitting home equity lending passed in 1997; we have had amendments to that amendment in every amendment election since. Doesn’t that suggest that something is wrong with the home equity lending provisions of the Texas Constitution? (The home equity lending section, by the way, is over 4,000 words long.)