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FORT WORTH, October 16, 2013--
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) urges ranchers and landowners to vote in favor of Proposition 6 during the Nov. 5 Constitutional Election. Texans can participate in early voting, which begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1.
Proposition 6 is a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas. The funds will help finance priority water projects, including rural water projects, to ensure Texas has adequate water resources for the future.
“Texas is still coping with a historic drought that has left many ranchers and areas in rural Texas struggling to find adequate water supplies,” said Pete Bonds, rancher and TSCRA president. “At the same time that our water supplies are decreasing, our population is increasing. We need to ensure we preserve and conserve the water we do have so there is enough for all Texans, those in rural and urban areas.”
Bonds adds that Proposition 6 sets aside $2 billion already in the Rainy Day Fund for priority water projects, 10 percent specifically for rural water projects and 20 percent for conservation projects including agriculture conservation projects.
“Now is the time to ensure Texas continues to thrive well into the future,” said Bonds. “It’s crucial we pass Proposition 6.”
Early voting is Oct. 21 – Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 5. For more information visit http://www.watertexas.com/. For information on polling locations visit http://votetexas.gov/voting/where.
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