November 1, 2011
Hey, you. Yeah, you. Have you voted yet?
No? Really? What’s up with that?
There are only three days of early voting left – the last day is Friday. Then comes Election Day on the following Tuesday.
On Wednesday, you’ll awake. Either you’ll feel great for having done your duty as a citizen, Texan, and all-around decent human being … Or you’ll be forced to confront the bitter cold (well, cool anyway) of the Texas winter with the empty feeling of having missed an election.
I myself voted just this past week. Terrific experience. Just took a second. And you can see how happy and full of joy I look:
So, really. Go vote. Today. While you still can. Seriously, why wouldn’t you?
As I’ve mentioned, I’m supporting all of the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. But I’m especially pushing for Proposition 8, which would create Texas’ first statewide water conservation tool by implementing the Water Stewardship legislation I passed during the legislative session.
Last week, the Statesman ran my editorial explaining why you should support Prop. 8. Also, the Texas Tribune ran this story about how the initiative will conserve water and improve water quality for future generations of Texans.
And, just in case all of that wasn’t enough, last week I posted 8 Reasons to Support Prop. 8 on both Facebook and Twitter (and again, if you’re not following me both places, you really should). Here’s the list:
Reason #1: Prop. 8 will protect the future of children’s drinking water. See this video.
Reason #2: The Austin Chronicle endorsed Prop 8. Here’s the write-up.
Reason #3: Texas recently suffered from fires across the state. Water is a precious resource needed during a drought.
Reason #4: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Prop. 8 because it’s supported by “farmers and city dwellers … Republicans and Democrats.” Here’s what they had to say.
Reason #5: More than 90 percent of Texas is in some form of moderate to severe drought. We must protect Texas’ most precious resource – water.
Reason #6: Texas needs a reliable water source. Read more here on the case for Prop. 8.
Reason #7: Texas will see better quality and quantity with our water supply. Some frequently asked questions here.
Reason #8: Texas’ clean water supply is dwindling, and we need partnerships with landowners to preserve water resources.
That enough for you? Good. Now get down to the polls and vote for Proposition 8.
Finally, before we forget, let me just say …
Great job, Rangers. We’re all proud of you.