“Sign the Petition – End Forced-Annexation in Bell County, Texas!”

Empower Bell County Texans
Chairperson: Amy F. Cook
Phone:  (254) 613-1221
Webpage: https://empowerbellcountytexan.org
Email: ebctx2017@gmail.com
Twitter:  @EMPOWERBCTX
Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/EmpowerBCTexans/

Empower Bell County Texans (EBCTX) Presents,

“Sign the Petition – End Forced-Annexation in Bell County, Texas!”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harker Heights, Texas – EBCTX Chairwoman, Amy Cook and other group members will present, “Sign the Petition – End Forced-Annexation in Bell County TX!” taking place at American Legion Post 573, 225 Cox Avenue, Harker Heights, Texas on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30PM and featuring special guest speaker from Texas Public Policy Foundation, Mr. Rafael Bejar, Director of Outreach.

Empower Bell County Texans is proud to bring “Sign the Petition – End Forced-Annexation in Bell County, Texas!” to Harker Heights, Texas for the first time since EBCTX began their county-wide tour in an effort to change the law.

“Sign the Petition – End Forced-Annexation in Bell County Texas!” will inform, educate and present an opportunity for citizens’ voices to be heard via petition process on the issue of Force-Annexation and protecting property rights.

Petitions will be present to gather signatures from Bell County registered voters. Opportunity will be given to citizens who wish to carry their own set of petitions throughout their communities.

The movement to end forced annexation in Bell County Texas has grown and gained momentum to get the measure on the November 2018 ballot.  Bell County stakeholders are talking to neighbors, business leaders and sharing information through social media. Over 60 businesses in Bell County have placed petitions in their businesses to promote the petition drive and gather the required 10% of Bell County registered voter signatures for the ballot measure.

All Bell County residents should have the option to consent to annexation, rather than being forced into it. Forced-annexation is Un-Texan.

“Forced annexation by cities — without a vote by the impacted property owners — is piracy by government, a tyranny of taxation without representation that would have made old King George proud.”

 – Gov. Greg Abbott (7/ 22/17 | Austin, TX | Press Release, S. A. Express-News)

In order for Bell County to opt-in to the protections of the updated Chapter 43, Texas Local Government Code municipal annexation law, the petition being circulated today will place the measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot.   This is your opportunity to get involved. Help us create new partnerships with communities and businesses to protect individual property rights in the next election.


Empower Bell County Texans is a non-profit, political action committee, formed due to the practice of unilateral (forced) annexation in Bell County Texas in 2018.  This group of determined Bell County residents, with friends and neighbors, united to end the practice of unilateral (forced) annexation under Texas State Law, Chapter 43; Texas Local government code.  2018 GOAL: Collect 20,000 registered voter signatures for a ballot measure on the November 6, 2018 election to END FORCED ANNEXATION IN BELL COUNTY, TEXAS!

 

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