On Nov. 5, 2019, Texans voted overwhelmingly in support of Proposition 5, a constitutional dedication of revenue from the Sporting Good 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 will provide the funding to achieve these goals without raising taxes or requiring additional fees. Thank you to everyone who voted in support of our state parks and historic sites. Learn more here.
We need your help to get the word out about the importance of voting YES on Prop. 5 on Nov. 5. Below are high resolution images for you to download and share on your social media channels. Don’t have time to write your own copy? Don’t worry – we’ve done it for you. Click on our social channels to follow our campaign and share memes from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This page will be updated weekly with new content. Use hashtags #SupportTexasParks #Prop5onNov5
Additional resources to help you spread the word about this campaign include:
- Prop. 5 One-Pager
- Sample Newsletter Copy
- Additional background research from the Outdoor Industry Association
- Posters that can be printed and displayed
- One-pager about the economic impact of State Parks
- Draft early voting email for you to share with your networks
- MP3 Advertisement (voice of Nolan Ryan)
- See below for videos you can share!
Curious what the Sporting Goods Sales Tax will enable? Take a look at the Brighter Futures page on the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s page, which highlights specific projects statewide.