Join Us to Urge Eminent Domain Reform in Texas!

capitol-building.jpgNext Tuesday, March 31, the Institute for Justice will hold a press conference on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol to release our mid-term report card on the various legislative proposals to reform the state’s eminent domain laws.

Texas still has a ways to go until all homes, businesses, churches and farms are protected from eminent domain for private gain. Affected Texas property owners from Freeport, El Paso, San Antonio and Houston will also join in the press conference. We hope you will be able to join us, too! This is our opportunity to show the legislature that Texans still care about eminent domain abuse.

Press Conference on Eminent Domain Abuse in Texas

Tuesday, March 31 @ 12pm

South steps of the State Capitol

1100 Congress Avenue, Austin

If you are interested in sharing your personal battle against eminent domain abuse with legislators or if you belong to an organization and would be willing to sign onto a coalition letter urging the Texas legislature to pass real eminent domain reform, email cwalsh@ij.org.

In the meantime, if you’re a property owner in Texas, contact your representatives and tell them that you support strong eminent domain reform that earns Texas the A+ it deserves (see: http://www.castletrans.wpengine.com/pdf/publications/report_card/states/texas.pdf). You can find out who represents you here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/

Also, be sure to check out IJ’s new study on eminent domain abuse in Texas, They Want To Erase Us Out: The Faces of Eminent Domain Abuse in Texas.