Linda Curtis, Co-Founder of “League of Independent Voters of Texas,” discusses the need for all Americans to come together beyond political parties to affect change.
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Linda Curtis spoke about the Big Freeze and the “Big Squeeze” in Texas. According to BuzzFeed, Texas corporatist policies did not kill the reported 151 Texans but likely four to five times that number. The gross mismanagement and stewardship of Texas land and water resources, along with its acquiescence to lobbyists and corporate greed, is dangerous to our health and our future generation’s needs.
Linda points out that Texans and the rest of the country are at great risk by the abuses of lobbyists who dictate the actions carried out by their minions in office. She said that both parties are allowing this to happen. Linda clarified that we need a united front of electoral competition, inside and outside the major parties, to open up and clean up this state.
“Most voters want more than two options,” said Linda. “The Democrats would be much smarter speaking to independents by supporting reforms we all want. Stifling independent voters, instead of embracing us, working with us, and, yes, disagreeing with us to build consensus, is critically important leading up to the 2022 election and for small ‘d’ democracy.”
Who is Linda Curtis?
Linda Curtis is a co-founder of “League of Independent Voters of Texas” (LIV) and longtime political independent. Linda has a 40-year history advocating for non-aligned independent voters. It all started for her with the history-making presidential campaign of Lenora Fulani, the first woman and African American to get on the ballot for President in 50 states (1988). Linda became the Texas Reform Party state organizer serving under State Chair Paul Truax of Dallas (now deceased).
In 2001, Linda helped form a PAC, Independent Texans. IndyTexans, now dormant, remains a registered PAC for a reason — we all know independent (non-aligned) voters continue to rise. Linda is a ballot access expert for new parties, independent candidates, and citizen’s petitions in Texas. She is leading LIV’s effort to bring together the tools to share with those doing citizen’s petitions we call “Homegrown Petitions.”
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