October 28, 2019
Registered Texans can early vote until November 1st .
WHAT: For Texans, the final week of early voting in the constitutional amendment election this fall continues from Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1. Those interested in voting on the 10 items on the statewide ballot can find out where they can cast their ballots as well as information on Proposition 5 by visiting the links on the Texas Coalition for State Parks’ elections page at: https://www.supporttexasparks.org/election/.
WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019 to November 1, 2019 – Final week of early voting!
WHERE: For more information, visit: https://www.votetexas.gov/index.html
INTERVIEW: Representatives from the Texas Coalition for State Parks are available for interviews to explain the importance of voting YES on this Proposition.
WHY PROP 5: Proposition 5 is an amendment that will ensure there will be funding to protect Texas water quality, natural areas, beaches, and wildlife, so that our children and grandchildren and future generations can enjoy them the same way we do. Proposition 5 is a constitutional dedication of revenue from the existing sales tax, so those dollars can only be used by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission on public parks and historic sites. Importantly, Proposition 5 requires no new taxes or fees.
Editorial pages across the state, including the Abilene Reporter News, Austin American-Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Beaumont Enterprise, Corpus Christi Caller Times, El Paso Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Longview News-Journal, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Lufkin Daily News, San Antonio Express News, The Eagle, The Uvalde Leader, Waco Tribune-Herald, and more, have expressed their support for Proposition 5.
About the Texas Coalition for State Parks:
The Texas Coalition for State Parks, was launched by a group of former Texas Parks & Wildlife Commissioners and park advocates with the sole purpose of advocating for a constitutional dedication of the Sporting Goods Sales Tax to state parks funding. The Texas Coalition for State Parks PAC has formed to engage voters ahead of the November 5, 2019 election and encourage them to support Proposition 5. More information can be found at www.SupportTexasParks.org.