When You Cast Your Ballot, Vote YES for Prop 9! Protect Your Right to Open Beaches!
On November 3rd - Election Day 2009 - you have the chance to strengthen public access to Texas beaches by going to the polls and voting FOR Proposition 9. Prop 9 is the proposed state constitutional amendment that would put the Texas Open Beaches Act into the Texas Constitution.
Early voting is underway now, which means you can choose to cast your ballot for Prop 9 before November 3rd.
The Lone Star Chapter and a wide range of coastal and environmental groups urge you to support Prop 9.
The proposal reads as follows on the ballot:
"The constitutional amendment to protect the right of the public, individually and collectively, to access and use the public beaches bordering the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico."
The Texas Open Beaches Act was enacted by the state legislature in 1959, but a simple majority of legislators in both houses of the Legislature could weaken or repeal it in the future. Likewise, a state law is also subject to weakening interpretation by the courts. Your vote to put the open beaches protections into the state constitution will make it more difficult for opponents of public access to undermine that right.
Please vote FOR Prop 9 during early voting or on Election Day, November 3rd!
Ken Kramer Director Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club