"If we really want to know who is responsible for the mess we’re in, all we have to do is look in the mirror. You and I own this country, and we are responsible for what happens to it." Ross Perot
Beefs, Oh Yes, We’ve Got Beefs
But, LIV challenges you to take responsibility for what is happening to Texas.
Use LIV's tools for self-governance, government accountability and political reform.
Grow the Independent Movement for Electoral Reform
The outspoken star of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban, is not only a self-made man, he's more importantly to us at LIV, a self-declared independent.
Cuban and LIV support the Center for Competitive Democracy's federal lawsuit to end obstructionist petition requirements in Texas for independent candidates and minor parties.
Check out LIV's multiple electoral reforms to win competitive elections and get involved!
Homegrown Petitions -- Texans’ Most Powerful Tool for Local Control
Have you heard a local official answer your reasonable request with "that will happen when pigs fly?" .
Did you know that since 1912, Texans had the right to petition for a public vote in all home rule cities?
LIV's Homegrown Petitions is a program to give citizens the tools they need to exercise their municipal petition rights in Texas. We're happy to help!
The Big Squeeze: Protecting Our Most Precious Resource
Water is the most valuable resource on the planet. But the Texas Legislature is far too busy with culture wars, in-fighting, strangling the opposing party, and political deals to pay attention to the water policy we call "the California Water Model" unfolding in Texas.
LIV has a long history of involvement in the Texas water wars urging that we take a look at how NOT to use water to subsidize growth. The bottom line is this: Water is finite and nothing happens without it.
Development Done Right
Are you plum wore out by developers who promise you a rose garden, come to find out it's a patch of weeds?
Are you a local official who is frustrated by the lobbyists who hustle you knowing the Legislature has given you few tools to make growth pay for itself?
Development Done Right is a new project coming soon! For now, there is no place else on the planet that gets it like Strong Towns. Visit their website and get on board and reach LIV.